Storm Shelter Program

Chickasaw Nation Residents, Chickasaws At‑large

This program provides storm shelters for privately owned homes of Chickasaw citizens. Storm shelters are awarded one time to each household. The home must be the primary residence.

Applicants must be a Chickasaw citizen and not owe any outstanding debt to the housing division or the Chickasaw Nation.

See contact information, program details or locations.


  • Must be Chickasaw Citizen
  • No outstanding debt owed to the housing division or to the Chickasaw Nation
  • Home must be the applicant's primary residence
  • Storm shelters are awarded one time only to each family in order to meet the needs of all Chickasaws
You Provide
  • CDIB/Citizenship Card for applicant
  • Social Security cards of all household members
  • Income verification of all household members
  • Copy of warranty deed
For information regarding application process, contact us.


(580) 421-8800
(580) 559-0720
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 788, Ada, Oklahoma 74821


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Program Details

This program provides storm shelters for privately owned homes of Chickasaw citizens.

Required application is available at the Housing Administration office. An applicant can expect to find out within 10 business days if he/she qualifies to be placed on the waiting list.

For citizens at large, grants will be provided for up to $3,500 for installation of storm shelters.

Other Information

The storm shelters are two prefab concrete pieces that are joined and sealed before installation. Installation generally takes half to one day.

The elderly and/or handicapped persons may require assistance in entering the shelter. If an elder and/or handicapped person will get disability confirmation from their medical doctor, they could be eligible for an above-ground (safe room) shelter.


During a storm, debris may cover your storm shelter, making it difficult for emergency workers to find you if you are in your shelter. Registering your storm shelter allows emergency personnel to quickly locate you after a storm.