Housing Department Mission
The Housing Department provides safe and sustainable housing opportunities that preserves and expand the communities of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The Housing Department provide homeownership opportunities, emergency home repairs and rental housing for Tribal Members through a variety of programs. The goal is to develop quality sustainable housing development in all Tribal Communities, which fosters a full and rich residential quality of life.
Housing Programs (See Current Housing Policy for Terms & Eligibility)
Planning & Development Services Offered
HUD 184 Loans
Loans designed by congress to create a federal program specifically designed to address the lack of money available to Native Americans to build on Indian country. This program is only made available to Native Americans throughout the continental United States.
HUD 184 Loans - HUD 184 mortgage loans are offered through approved lenders. HUD 184 loans are offered exclusively to members of federally recognized Native American Tribes.
HELP Primary Loan (Home Expansion Loan Program) - The Home Expansion Loan Program, or HELP, was developed by STOF to assist Tribal members who may not qualify for traditional loan programs. HELP assists Tribal members with the construction of a new home, renovation of an existing home, or the purchase of a new home.
HELP Down Payment Assistance (DPA) - Tribal members eligible for the HUD 184 Program may need assistance with down payment and closing costs. HELP Down Payment Assistance loans provide Tribal members with the funds to close on their new home loan.
Home Ownership Retention and Mortgage Reinstatement Loans - The goal of the Home Ownership Retention and Mortgage Reinstatement Loans is to help members in difficult financial situations concerning their mortgages.
Please contact the Housing Department staff for more information about these services and programs.
Director of Housing Department
863-763-4128 x 10657
Assistant Director of Housing Department
Delmar A. Melton, MBA, MSA
954-966-6300 x 11300
Housing Loan Manager
863-763-4128 x 15452
863-805-2940 x 13605
(863)763-4128 x 15462
954-985-2300 x 10686