PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE LOOKING FOR HOUSING/ASSISTANCE
City of Lawton Home Buyers Assistance Program
First Time Homebuyer Program will begin accepting applications on November 6, 2006. Click here to download information and application. (PDF format)
How to Buy a HUD Home
Start by finding a participating real estate agent. Your real estate agent must submit your bid for you. Normally, HUD Homes are sold in an "Offer Period." At the end of the Offer Period, all offers are opened and, basically, the highest reasonable bid is accepted. If the home is not sold, in the initial Offer Period, you can submit a bid until the home is sold. Bids can be submitted any day of the week, including weekends and holidays. They will be opened the next business day. If your bid is acceptable to HUD, your real estate agent will be notified, usually within 48 hours. For more information about buying HUD homes visit http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/reo/reobuyfaq.cfm. The Housing and Community Development Office is NOT associated with this process in any way.
How to Apply for a VA Guaranteed Loan
You can apply for a VA loan with any mortgage lender that participates in the VA home loan program. At some point, you will need to get a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA to prove to the lender that you are eligible for a VA loan.
How to Get Section 8 Vouchers
OHFA - Contact Ryland Moore at 1-800-256-1489 ext.197
LHA - Contact Lawton Housing Authority at 580-353-7392.
HUD Subsidized Apartments
C. Carter Crane provides a place for the homeless for up to 5 weeks. Applicants must seek employment and look for permanent living quarters. Contact the shelter at 580-353-6592 or visit the shelter at 1203 SW Texas.
Family Promise of Lawton provides homeless shelter assistance. Please contact Edwina Reddick at 580-353-7522 for assistance.
New Directions Shelter Women's Shelter is another opportunity for women and children suffering an abusive relationship, to escape and find counseling, job training, and safe and secure living away from the offending party(ies). Call 580-357-2500 for further information.
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency (OHFA)
OHFA offers nine housing programs ranging from a homeless program and rental assistance to housing development and home ownership. For more information visit: http://www.ohfa.org/