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Storm Shelter Program

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 $2,500 for installation of storm shelters.

You Provide

  • CDIB/Citizenship Card for applicant
  • Social Security cards of all household members
  • Income verification of all household members
  • Copy of warranty deed


  • 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

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 units measure 6 ft. by 8 ft. and can easily hold 10 to 12 people. There are two air vents on top and a heavy-duty metal door.

The shelters have metal steps and hand rail entrances. 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.

To register your storm shelter, please complete the storm shelter registration form.

Service Area


This service is available both inside and outside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Contact Information

(580) 421-8800

(580) 559-0720

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 788
Ada, Oklahoma 74821


Chickasaw Nation Housing Division Ardmore Office
402 Park St. SE
Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401

(580) 226-2095

Chickasaw Nation Housing Division Duncan Office
2414 Harris Drive
Duncan, Oklahoma 73533

(580) 252-5669

Chickasaw Nation Housing Division Sulphur Office
1606 Circle Drive
Sulphur, Oklahoma 73086

(580) 622-2579

Housing Administration
111 Rosedale Road
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 421-8800