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Board Spotlight:
William Wiley Rice, Jr.

Spotlight on William Wiley Rice, Jr.
Board President

Wiley Rice knows the impact that safe, affordable housing can make in a community. He worked for the City of Oklahoma City Planning Department for more than 20 years and quickly noticed the transformative work of Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma in the local community. Now retired and serving as the President of the NHSOKLA Board of Directors, he sees the lives of those who are changed. “I have had the opportunity to attend some of the new home owners’ closings. It’s just wonderful to see people become home owners for the first time,” he said.

Celebrating its 35th year of service, NHSOKLA provides financial counseling, assistance and an inventory of safe, affordable homes to families with low-to-moderate incomes. “Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma is a true part of the community. I see them as a more than competent provider of quality, affordable housing. They are a model organization that is doing great work in the community – they have to be one of the best in the nation.”

Rice said that the organization is always ready and able to adapt its programs to make a real difference in the lives of those who need them. “Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma has an entrepreneurial approach to the way they do business. They have an asset base of affordable rental properties, rehabilitate donated properties, and operate a strong first-time homebuyer assistance program. I believe NHSOKLA provides a full range of services and opportunities for a large group of people who need housing, from first-time homeowner families to retired persons needing quality, affordable apartments.”

“NHSOKLA supports the idea that home ownership is the key to successful stable neighborhoods. They are both developing the housing and working with the people who need it. That’s truly important because home ownership is the strength of a neighborhood and that strength spreads to other citizens. NHSOKLA is the type of organization that will be here for the long-term helping people and contributing to neighborhood revitalization. ”

Application Instructions

To apply for Down Payment Assistance, complete the Down Payment Assistance Application.  Once the application is completed and you have the documents required for the application (see Page 3 of the Home Buyer Assistance Handbook), contact our office to schedule an appointment to submit your Down Payment Assistance application.

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Scheduling Instructions

If you would like to schedule an appointment with our Housing Counselor, complete and submit the Pre-Purchase Triage form, and we’ll contact you to schedule an appointment.

The completed Pre-Purchase Triage form can be emailed (amandaj@nhsokla.org), faxed (405-231-5137), mailed (4301 N Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73118), or hand delivered to Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma office.

Once your appointment is scheduled, complete the Pre-Purchase Counseling Packet.  You will need to bring this document to your scheduled appointment.

To submit your forms online to NHS: 

  1. Open the form(s) and fill them out.  You will need Adobe PDF Reader.
  2. Save the form(s) to your computer.
  3. Go here to upload and submit your form(s) to NHS.
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Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for a USDA 502 Direct Loan, complete and submit the RD Personal Profile intake form.  NHSOK staff will review the information and will contact you with additional information.

The completed RD Personal Profile form can be emailed (lindar@nhsokla.org), faxed (405-231-5137), mailed (4301 N Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73118), or hand delivered to Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma office.

To submit your forms online to NHS: 

  1. Open the form(s) and fill them out.  You will need Adobe PDF Reader.
  2. Save the form(s) to your computer.
  3. Go here to upload and submit your form(s) to NHS.
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Foreclosure Assistance Instructions

If you would like to schedule an appointment with our Housing Counselor, complete and submit the Triage for Foreclosure Prevention form, and we’ll contact you to schedule an appointment.

The completed Triage for Foreclosure Prevention form can be emailed (emmam@nhsokla.org), faxed (405-231-5137), mailed (4301 N Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73118), hand delivered to Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma office, or submitted online.  

Once your appointment is scheduled, complete and sign the following forms:

You will be required to bring these forms with your to your scheduled appointment.

To submit your forms online to NHS: 

  1. Open the form(s) and fill them out.  You will need Adobe PDF Reader.
  2. Save the form(s) to your computer.
  3. Go here to upload and submit your form(s) to NHS.
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