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Roland Chupik, Executive Director
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Our Mission

At Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma, we work and partner with organizations committed to providing affordable housing and creating a positive impact on our community. We’re proud to be the trusted resource for homeownership education, counseling and access to affordable housing in Oklahoma. We believe that our work strengthens lives and improves our community.

Our History

In the late 1970s, the country was facing a decline in the economy. The oil embargo hit Oklahoma particularly hard and neighborhoods began to turn into ghost towns as people fled homes they could no longer afford. The abandoned houses began to deteriorate and crime began to rise as a result.

A group of dedicated Oklahoma City residents fought to combat this by banding together and forming “Residents for Capitol Hill Improvement.” This organization petitioned the city to provide funding to help provide quality-housing options, which would help alleviate the decline.

Eventually this grassroots organization merged with NeighborWorks America, an organization dealing with the critical need for affordable housing across the country. Over time, the grassroots organization evolved into NHSOKLA as you know it today.

In 2016, we are celebrating our 35th anniversary of being in existence and continue to be dedicated to helping create affordable, quality housing options and to help families create wealth.

Board of Directors

President
Timothy Cox

Secretary
Katrina Washington

Treasurer
Craig Craig

Board Members
Gabriela Chavez
Ashley Dickson Oso
Latonia Moore-Galberth
Le Tran
Carolyn Perez

NHSOKLA In The News

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Journal Record, January 23, 2015

Organizational Partners

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NeighborWorks America

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United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

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The City of Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency

Testimonials

“When you are buying your first home, you aren’t sure what to do. The staff at Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma was very patient with me and explained everything to me in Spanish. I took the Homebuyer Education class and learned so much. I also received down payment assistance. Without it, I wouldn’t haven’t been able to purchase a home for many years. It is great relief to me to have a home. We are ready to start our family and are expecting our first baby! This organization is a huge help to those who need it!”

– C. Beltran, Oklahoma City resident

“I made decisions that caused me to almost lose my home. I was embarrassed and disappointed that my finances were such a mess. But, the staff at Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma was very encouraging and supportive. They work really hard to help their clients find resolution. They sure found one for me!”

– E. Farrar, Oklahoma City resident

Recent Posts

Exciting Affordable Housing News

The Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Board of Trustees approved an NHSOKLA $500,000 HOME fund application to purchase and rehab 3 homes in Oklahoma County.  These homes will be sold to low to moderate income families in Oklahoma County (outside of the Oklahoma City city limits).  The search for the homes to purchase will begin immediately!

NHSOKLA Announces New Board Member: Jaime Ortiz

Please help us welcome Jaime Ortiz as the newest member of the Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma (NHSOKLA) Board of Directors. Jaime Ortiz, a native of south Oklahoma City, is a bank examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He has prior banking experience as a commercial lender and a credit analyst. Jaime enjoys…

El Reno Resident Realizes Dream of Homeownership

Ariana had decided renting was a waste of money.  “From a financial standpoint, I realized that I wanted to own a home instead of paying rent.  Paying rent is like throwing money away. When you own a home you build equity,” she said. This first-time homebuyer had already been approved for a loan, but the…