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Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma Announces New Board Chair

Oklahoma City- Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma (NHSOKLA) announces the appointment of Tim Cox of Oklahoma City as the Chair of the Board of Directors.

Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma is a community development housing agency and is the trusted resource for homeownership education, housing counseling, foreclosure prevention, and access to affordable housing in Oklahoma. NHSOKLA also partners with organizations committed to providing affordable housing to create a positive impact in the local community.

Mr. Cox, who serves as a mortgage loan officer with Movement Mortgage, brings a broad knowledge base of industries directly related to affordable housing, including mortgage banking, real estate and insurance to this leadership role.  He is a certified leadership and life coach and has also served on numerous nonprofit boards.

“I am grateful that Tim accepted the position of Board Chair of NHSOKLA.  Tim has served faithfully on the board for years and is the right person at the right time for our expanding role in the communities we serve,” said Roland Chupik, Executive Director.

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During an interview, Tim shared his thoughts about affordable housing in Oklahoma and his goals for the board’s work.

Q: Why is affordable housing important to you and for our community…and why is NHSOKLA’s work so important? What drew you to NHSOKLA?

A: I am in the mortgage industry, and I’ve seen how lending can change people’s lives.  But I saw a gap in the financial institutions—there’s a need for more financial education. (NHSOKLA offers free homebuyer education and housing counseling.)  Without affordable housing, things can be unstable.  For example, employers like it when employees are homeowners and have roots in the community.  Everyone prospers when there is affordable housing.  Affordable housing is the anchor, and everything else can pivot off it.  There’s so much of our lives that centers around our home and community.


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What are some of the goals you have for NHSOKLA and the Board?

A: Expanding our influence.  That’s the main focus.  We diversified over the past few years, and we are looking at partnering with more local municipalities. We want to bring prosperity and economic stability to areas that we’ve not reached before.

 

Q: What is one of your strengths that you bring to this role?

A: I’ve worked with different nonprofits and in for-profit organizations, and it gives me a diverse background.  Because I’ve been in the mortgage business for years, I’ve seen the trends.  Nonprofits still have to be aware of the same things for-profits do.

 

Q: What is your favorite thing about Oklahoma City (or your favorite activity)?

A: My wife and I have a tradition:  On Sundays after church, we find a different place to eat brunch, and then we post it on Facebook and our friends comment.  Oklahoma City is diverse and fun place to live.  People just need to get out and explore!

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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