Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Trustees approved Home Investment Partnerships Program  contracts during its November meeting to provide funding for affordable housing in Oklahoma.OHFA is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designated state Participating Jurisdiction.

Area wide Big Five Community Services, Inc. received $50,000 in operating assistance to develop affordable housing in Bryan, Carter, Coal, Love and Pontotoc Counties.

HOME encourages local governments and nonprofit housing organizations to build new homes, rehabilitate existing housing or make structural home repairs. HOME is designed to encourage partnerships to fund construction and rehabilitation of affordable housing for low-income families, particularly in rural Oklahoma.