MBCI, VA agree to low-interest loans for veterans

Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson and Jeffrey London, director of the VA Loan Guaranty Service, sign a memorandum of understanding to offer low interest loans to veterans, active-duty military and their spouses to build, purchase or refurbish a home on the reservation. (Source: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians)

CHOCTAW, Miss. (WTOK) - The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has signed a memorandum of understanding with the VA Loan Guaranty Service to benefit tribal veterans.

Chief Phyliss Anderson and the program's director, Jeffrey London, recently signed the document that will make the process of applying for a VA home loan easier for eligible Native American veterans, active-duty military and their spouses on federal trust land. The loans could be used for building, buying or renovating a home.

“Many people have been working diligently for years to make this happen," said Anderson. "This agreement between the tribe and the VA will greatly benefit many native veterans, especially our Choctaw veterans.”

The Choctaw Mortgage Program, located at the Choctaw Town Center, will serve as the local office to assist veterans with their VA home loan application process.

Home ownership counselor, Daniel Tubby, will be the point of contact and may be reach at 601-656-0056, ext. 2678, or by email at daniel.s.tubby@choctaw.org.