Chapter 6: Housing
Section 9: Home Repair and Access Modifications
Listing by City
Big Five Community Services, Inc. is a 501(c)3 private, non-profit Oklahoma corporation operating as a Community Action Agency. Big Five is governed by a 15 member Tripartite Board of Directors with daily operations directed by Executive Staff.
Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency helps low-income individuals and families avoid crisis situations in two ways; meeting emergency needs first, then helping families gain self-sufficiency through supportive case management and partnerships with other social service providers.
Deferred payment loans and emergency home repair loans. Income guidelines.
This agency serves Oklahoma County and Canadian County. Programs include:
- Asset Development - Budget Counseling/Financial Management Services, Business Development Assistance, Individual Development Accounts, Tax Return Preparation Assistance;
- Early Childhood - Car Seat Loan/Distribution, Child Care, Head Start;
- Emergency Services - Prescription Assistance, Clothing, Fans, Rent Payment Assistance, Utility Payment Assistance;
- Housing - Emergency Home Repairs, Homebuyer Education Classes, Rehabilitation, Weatherizing;
- Nutrition - Garden Seed Distribution;
- Substance Abuse - Outpatient Counseling, Residential Treatment Program;
- Transit - Step Shopping Routes, Senior Companion Transportation; and
- Youth - Provide School Supplies, Summer Programs;
Services include home repair and weatherizing, rehabilitation, home buyer assistance and social and community services.
The mission of Community Action Development Corporation is to undertake activities and implement programs with the intent of helping low-income persons improve their quality of life and to attain self-sufficiency for themselves and their families. The agency also recognizes its role as a catalyst in community and economic development efforts and will work toward improving educational and employment opportunities, housing, health services, youth programs, and other services within the communities in which we serve.
Community Action Project (CAP)'s mission is to help families in economic need achieve self-sufficiency. They provide a variety of services to the low-income community. Some of the programs focus on advancing the education and school readiness of very young children (ages 0-5). Some focus on improving the financial circumstances and economic independence of families with young children. Others focus on ensuring that these children and families live in safe, secure, nurturing communities.
Community Action Resource and Development, Inc. (CARD) is a non-profit corporation whose primary purpose is to administer anti-poverty programs in northeastern Oklahoma. Their primary service areas are Nowata, Mayes, Rogers, Wagoner, Washington, and portions of Tulsa counties.
Provides emergency assistance for basic needs and more.
Services for Garfield County and the surrounding counties in Northwest and North Central Oklahoma include:
Child Care Finders
Parents as Teachers
Rxx for Oklahoma
Deep Fork Community Action serves the following counties; Okmulgee, Okfuskee, McIntosh, and Hughes.
They offer assistance to the communities, such as:
Social Services; food, rent and utilities, weatherization, Home buyer education, Rx for Oklahoma (also serves Muskogee County), VITA site, Homeless Prevention & Re-Housing
Oklahoma ABLE Tech, OkAT Foundation, and Fire Protection Publications have participated in the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Fire Safety Grant programs for a number of years. Each year it is determined if additional funding has been granted. Unfortunately, the grant was not funded in 2019. Therefore, beginning October 3, 2019, they no longer offer this program statewide.
The remaining supplies from the project will serve individuals in and around the Stillwater, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa areas only.
Great Plains Improvement Foundation, Inc., Community Action Agency, is a mission driven agency that is an advocate for the poor population of Comanche County. We focus on the needs of individuals and families in our service area and operate programs that assist families to achieve stability and self-sufficiency.
Community Action Agencies are locally controlled non-profit organization that work to improve the lives of low-income individuals by creating opportunities for increased self-sufficiency and greater participation the Community.
In Oklahoma Community Action Agencies serve all 77 counties.
To help and encourage children and youth
To support the working poor
To support the poor facing crisis
To sustain and honor the elderly
To strengthen the whole family
To strengthen the whole community
The KI BOIS Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered at the state level by the State Department of Education with the primary goal to serve nutritious meals to children attending family day care homes.
Little Dixie carries out many different types of services. Their focus includes community services, early childhood, transportation, low income housing programs, tourism and economic development.
The Grants Management Department utilizes grant resources to leverage and provide a wide range of projects, services and programs that benefit the Midwest City community.
Muskogee County Community Action Foundation, Inc. (MCCAF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) social service agency dedicated to assisting disadvantaged and low-income individuals, to improve their quality of life, attain self-sufficiency for themselves and their families and achieve a better standard of living.
Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma works and partners with organizations committed to providing affordable housing and creating a positive impact on their community.
Northeast Oklahoma Community Action Agency is dedicated to increasing self-sufficiency of income eligible individuals and families in Northeast Oklahoma through education and supportive services.
OG&E offers a Free Home Weatherization Program to all residential customers who own or lease a single-family, duplex or mobile home and earn less than $60,000 annually.
If you fall within these requirements, then you could be eligible for the OG&E Weatherization Program. At no additional cost to you, this program can help improve your comfort and reduce energy costs. Some home improvements may include:
• Adding attic insulation
• Sealing air leakage around windows and doors
• Duct sealing
• Installing energy-saving light bulbs
To find out about participating, contact OG&E Customer Service at 405-272-9741 (metro Oklahoma City area customers) or 1-800-272-9741 (all others).
Big Five Community Services
Community Action Agency of OKC & Oklahoma/Canadian Counties
Community Action Development Corporation
Community Action Resource & Development, Inc.
Community Development Support Association
Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency
Deep Fork Community Action Foundation
Delta Community Action Foundation
Great Plains Improvement Foundation
INCA Community Services
KI BOIS Community Action Foundation
Little Dixie Community Action Agency
Northeast Oklahoma Community Action Agency, Inc.
Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group
United Community Action Program
Washita Valley Community Action Council
The Aging Services Division (ASD) helps develop systems that support independence and help protect the quality of life for older persons as well as promotes citizen involvement in planning and delivering services.
Adult Day Services
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Oklahoma Senior Corps Program
Oklahoma State Council on Aging
Older Americans Act (Title III)
Senior Community Services Employment Program
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
State Plan Personal Care
•ADvantage Program Information Bulletins
•ADvantage & Medicaid State Plan Personal Care Provider Report Cards
•Community Services Worker Registry
This division provides services to persons ages 3 and older who have a primary diagnosis of developmental disabilities (mental retardation, an IQ of 70 or below). Persons served may also have other developmental or physical disabilities in addition to developmental disabilities.
Community Waiver includes a comprehensive array of services including residential, employment and habilitation services and supports. The Community Waiver provides services appropriate to the individual's needs. To apply call the area in which you live:
- Area I - 800-522-1064 - is Oklahoma City to include areas north of Interstate 40 and west of Interstate 35, with offices in Enid, Okla., and Oklahoma City.
- Area II - 800-522-1075 - is the Tulsa Area to include areas to the north of Interstate 40 and east of Interstate 35, with an office in Tulsa, Okla.
- Area III - 800-522-1086 - is Pauls Valley to include areas to the south of Interstate 40, with an office in Pauls Valley, Okla.
In-Home Supports Waivers (IHSW) allow individuals and families to select services necessary for each individual to remain in his or her own home or family home. Individuals on the IHSW are assigned to OKDHS Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) case managers to assist them in locating, securing, and coordinating needed services.
Eligible children, ages 3 through 17, may receive up to $12,360 of services per year through the IHSW-Children. Eligible adults, 18 years or older, may receive up to $18,540 of services per year through the IHSW-Adult. These waivers are not cash payment programs and all services are provided through agencies contracting with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.
Guardianship services are available for people receiving waiver services and for people who are residents of the Resource Centers (Northern Oklahoma Resource Center at Enid, the Southern Oklahoma Resource Center at Pauls Valley, or the Robert M. Greer Center). Services include assessment of the need for a guardian, assistance in locating a family member or volunteer to serve as guardian and vouchers for attorney's fees for the establishment of a guardian.
Family Support Assistance payments - This is a cash payment program for families who are caring for children under age 18 at home. In this program, families can receive payments of $250-$400 per month depending on the number of children with disabilities in the home. Families who meet the income eligibility may choose this cash payment in lieu of the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver (HCBW) Services. This program is funded through state dollars.
Group Homes offer living arrangements for 6 to 12 people who share a home and receive up to 24 hours per day of supervision, support, and training in daily living skills. Group Home residents are 18 years of age or older and are provided community living services. Group Homes are single-family homes located in the community close to other services and activities. The home is owned or leased by a private agency. The agency receives reimbursement from OKDHS Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) for supervising and supporting the residents of the home.
Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program in Oklahoma- This program provides loan guarantees to eligible private lenders to help build essential community facilities in rural areas.
Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program in Oklahoma- This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas.
Single Family Housing Direct Home Loans in Oklahoma- Also known as the Section 502 Direct Loan Program, this program assists low- and very-low-income applicants obtain decent, safe and sanitary housing in eligible rural areas by providing payment assistance to increase an applicant’s repayment ability.
Business & Industry Loan Guarantees in Oklahoma- Through Business and Industry Loan Guarantees, businesses and lenders can work together to find solutions to financing needs.
Economic Impact Initiative Grants in Oklahoma- This program provides funding to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural communities with extreme unemployment and severe economic depression.
Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants in Oklahoma- This program helps eligible communities prepare, or recover from, an emergency that threatens the availability of safe, reliable drinking water.
Housing Preservation Grants in Oklahoma- Provides grants to sponsoring organizations for the repair or rehabilitation of housing owned or occupied by low- and very-low-income rural citizens.
Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program in Oklahoma- This program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.
Opportunities, Inc. seeks to remove obstacles and solve problems which inhibit the ability of low income families to attain self-sufficiency. Utilizing funds, from the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG), Opportunities, Inc. is able to provide a range of services and activities to impact upon the problems of poverty.
Funded by government grants and donations from the surrounding communities, Opportunities, Inc. offers a variety of programs and services that fit the needs of the low-income and poverty stricken individuals and families that live within the 13 counties under their jurisdiction. They currently offer:
· Affordable Housing (HUD & USDA)
· Emergency Assistance
· Food and Clothing Pantry
· Food nutrition programs for licensed home daycares
· Outreach Services (Located in Watonga, Clinton, Woodward, and Guymon)
· Prescription and Insurance Assistance programs (RX, SHIP, MIPPA)
· Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP)
· Tax assistance and basic preparation (VITA)
Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group is a 501(c)3 private, non-profit agency.
Head Start and Early Head Start
Housing and Weatherization
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
RX for Oklahoma
Low interest loans for home repair and rehabilitation. For limited income homeowners in targeted areas of the City.
Provides emergency services such as assistance with pharmacy payments, rental/mortgage payments, utility, food, clothing and more.
This program serves Creek County, Kay County, Noble County, Osage County and Pawnee County. Programs include:
- Early Childhood - Child Care, Early Head Start, Head Start;
- Emergency Services - Prescription Assistance, Clothing, Pantry, Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance, Temporary Shelter, Utility Payment Assistance;
- Housing - Multifamily Development, Rehabilitation, Emergency Home Repairs, Weatherizing;
- Nutrition - Child and Adult Care Food Program, Meals Delivered to Residences;
- Substance Abuse - Outpatient Counseling;
- Transit - On Demand, Road to Work Routes, SoonerRide;
- Youth - Provide School Supplies, Tutoring, Summer Programs; and
- Other - RxAssist for Oklahoma.
This council serves Caddo County and Grady County. Programs include:
- Asset Development - Tax Return Preparation Assistance;
- Early Childhood - Head Start;
- Emergency Services - Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance, Utility Payment Assistance;
- Housing - Downpayment/Closing Cost Assistance, Homebuyer Education Classes, Weatherizing;
- Nutrition - Child and Adult Care Food Program; and
- Transit - Road to Work Routes, SoonerRide.