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Housing and Rental Assistance

NSO provides several transitional and permanent housing solutions for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. If you would like more information, or an application for one of these programs, please email us at Housing@nsookc.org.

Permanent housing

Permanent Housing

Palo Duro I and Palo Duro II offer permanent housing to single, homeless adults with mental illness. With a total of 36 apartment units, this independent living program offers residents a forever home. Each apartment has a kitchen, bathroom, and combination living room and bedroom. Residents also have access to on-site laundry facilities, dedicated green space, a common area, and a full-time case manager.

For more information, or to apply for residency, please email Housing@nsookc.org

Transitional Housing

Martha’s House and Gatewood provide homeless mothers and their children a safe place they can call home.

Martha’s House offers seven units for homeless mothers with up to five children. These families are welcomed into a fully-furnished three-bedroom apartment and can participate in the program for up to 24 months.

Gatewood offers four units for homeless mothers who are pregnant or have one child under the age of five years old. Again, these families are provided with a fully furnished apartment and can participate in the program for up to 24 months.

For more information on program requirements, or apply for residency, please call (405) 525-7409 or email Housing@nsookc.org

Carolyn Williams Center is a transitional living program for homeless young men, ages 18-23 years old. This housing facility offers 17 beds and residents can participate in the program for up to 24 months.

For more information on program requirements, or apply for residency, please call (405) 604-9442 or email Housing@nsookc.org

Rental Assistance

NSO is now accepting calls for rental assistance on Mondays from 8:30 am-11:30 am!
The number to call for assistance is 405-653-6624.

Rental assistance

Process for getting assistance:

Applicants must call 405-653-6624 on Mondays from 8:30am-11:30am to be put on the prescreening list. If placed on the list for a prescreen, phone calls will be made on Mondays or Tuesdays. Any applicants that are eligible, will be scheduled for the following week.

Potential applicants must speak directly with a person to be put on the prescreening list. Calls left on any voicemail will not be returned.

Assistance is not guaranteed, eligibility and the amount of assistance will be determined at the time of the appointment.

Due to the high volume of calls and to make it fair for everyone, assistance is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

At the time of the appointment, we will be able to determine if we can assist you! Please refer to the eligibility requirements below to see if you qualify for our program.

First month’s rent

This program is designed to help individuals transition to permanent housing. People living in shelters or other transitional conditions often struggle for first month’s rent on a home or apartment. We are unable to to pay deposits of any kind with this program.

Applicants must:

Be a resident of Oklahoma, Canadian or McClain Counties | Be homeless | Have income

Eviction Prevention

This program is designed for individuals already in permanent housing. We help those who have had an emergency and are unable to pay one month of their rent due to a financial crisis. Such inability often results when crisis such as layoffs, a death in the family, medical bills, or emergency car repairs occur. The Eviction Prevention program fills the gap by providing monetary assistance and includes financial education. This program only covers one month of rent and cannot cover any additional fees or fines.

Applicants must:

Be a resident of Oklahoma, Canadian or McClain Counties | Have income | Be renters with an eviction notice at the time of assistance

Mortgage Assistance

This program is designed for homeowners. We help those who have had an emergency and are unable to pay their mortgage due to a financial crisis. Such inability often results when crisis such as layoffs, a death in the family, medical bills or emergency car repairs occur. This program only pays towards principle and interest.

Applicants must:

Be a resident of Oklahoma, Canadian or McClain Counties | Have income | Have a mortgage payment due within five day