Home Improvement Program for Elders 55 and Over
On December 17, 2015, the Wichita Executive Committee, by a vote of 4-0-1, approved the Home Improvement Program guidelines for Elders 55 and over. Applications will be available beginning January 5, 2016. No one will be able to receive an application prior to Tuesday, January 5, 2016. No applications will be printed prior to this date so please do not ask. On January 5, 2015, elders may request that one be mailed to them but the elder will need to understand that applying by mail will delay the Tribe receiving the application and therefore will delay the time when it is received for the first come/first served basis. Applicants must submit all of the required documentation for their application to be complete and processed. The application must be accompanied by proof of ownership of the home. The home must be located in Oklahoma. The program for elders will be done on a first come, first serve basis with a preference given to handicap elders. Elders who applied for the program last year whose homes did not get funded for FY-2015 will be funded this year. Those who received assistance last year may apply but only immediate health and safety issues will be considered but there is no guarantee that those individuals will be funded again depending on the number of applicants for this years program. Allowable uses include but are not limited to modifications for handicap accessibility, repair/replacement of those things that are considered a health risk, plumbing, electrical, replacement of water heaters, stoves, refrigerators, roofs, etc. Items considered luxury items will not be funded. The home will be inspected prior to any work done and after work is completed by Committee Member/Housing Commissioner, Myles Stephenson Jr. or other designee and the repairs will be coordinated by Aldezon (Tito) Saldana with the Maintenance Department here at the Tribe. Applications will be available at the front desk of the Administration Building on January 5, 2016.