Native Housing Update

-Updates from National American Indian Housing Council
January 23, 2018
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In This Issue
Meet the Staff
Tony Walters-Executive Director
Cherokee Nation 
Joe Diehl -  
Deputy Director  
LindaLee Retka- 
Program Director 
White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa
Shane Begay-
T/TA Program Manager
Navajo Nation
Brian Mann-
T/TA Program Assistant
Eastern Shoshone Tribe  
Valerie Butterbredt- 
Membership & Advocacy Program Assistant
Bishop Paiute Tribe
Yolanda Almeida-
Finance & Operation
Program Assistant    
Erla Sagg- 
NAIHC Intern
Navajo Nation 
Cristy Davies-
Events Planner    
NAIHC Information
Government will Re-Open, Funded through February 8

As of Friday night at midnight, the federal government shut down as Congress could not agree on full-year funding or a short-term continuing resolution. However, earlier today, Monday the 22nd, an agreement was reached to fund the government through February 8th through another continuing resolution.
NAIHC will provide updates on full-year funding as they become available.

For more information contact Tony Walters at

Join Us In Welcoming NAIHC
Spring 2018 Intern: Erla Sagg

Erla Sagg is an intern with the National American Indian Housing Coucil. Erla is a member of the Native American Political Leadership Program, and a student at The University of New Mexico. She represents the Ta'neeszahnii (Tangle clan) from the Big Mountain and Hard Rock area of the Navajo Nation. She is born for the Bitahnii (Folded arms clan). Her maternal grandfathers are of the Naakai Dine'e (wandering people) and her paternal grandfather's are the Ashihii (Salt clan). Erla is a descendant of great grandparents: Con Shepard and Asdzaa Tulli (Light complexion Woman). She was raised by her grandparents, who relocated from their original homelands due to the Navajo and Hopi Relocation Act in 1974. Erla is the 4th generation of her family to attend college/university. She has completed an AS, and LPN at Utah State University. In another year, She will have completed a BA in Native American Studies with a Leadership and Building Native Nations concentration from The University of New Mexico. She plans on pursuing a career in Law, and focusing on tribal governance.

Join SWTHA for the Business Meeting and Training
January 30-31, 2018

NAIHC Region 8 will be electing a new board member and alternate at this Board Meeting. 
We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center
10438 North Fort McDowell Road
Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ 85264
**The deadline for receipt of applications is January 24, 2018, by close of business.
2018 NAIHC Legislative Conference

The decisions made by Congress and the Administration in Washington, DC, directly affect you and all of Indian Country. NAIHC's Annual Legislative Confere nce offers tribes, TDHEs, and Housing Authorities a chance to take part in the process.  
Attendees can discuss-with each other and with representatives of the federal government-the scope and impact of legislative issues affecting Indian Country. The event brin gs tribal housing representatives face-to-face with lawmakers, both during the conference and during Congressional visits on Capitol Hill.
 $289 plus tax per night, single/double occupancy
Register online or call 800-321-3010 and ask for the group rate for NAIHC Legislative Conference--- and use the group code of 8867.

NAIHC Welcome Reception for Legislative Conference
You are invited to the National Office of the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) for the Legislative Conference Welcome Reception.  
Please join friends, colleagues and staff for the Legislative Conference Welcome Reception:  
  • See our new space including a large multipurpose room available to members and sister organization use.
  • Pick up our latest annual report and learn about our strategic priorities and legislative priorities.
  • Have some fun networking with others.
  • Great refreshments & light snacks will be served!
NAIHC Membership Renewal

This is an election year for the position of NAIHC Board Chair. You'll need to be up-to-date on your membership standing to participate in the election process and to vote on any resolutions at the 2018 Amerind/NAIHC Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA on May 30 - June 1, 2018.

We welcome feedback and ideas on making your membership valuable and relevant in support of the great work you do for your tribal communities.

View Article XIV of NAIHC Bylaws to understand Voting Membership Fees.
President Trump signed on Jan 8, Executive Order 13821 - Streamlining and Expediting Requests To Locate Broadband Facilities in Rural America. 
The definitions in Section 3 include tribal land; land held in trust or restricted fee status for individual Indians or Indian tribes.
SAMHSA to Hold Tribal Consultation 
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will hold a virtual Tribal Consultation session regarding the implementation of the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records regulations (42 CFR Part 2 or Part 2).  
The session will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EDT).
In addition to the Tribal Consultation session, SAMHSA will accept written comments on the implementation of Part 2 no later than February 28, 2018. Please submit comments to

Training Opportunities
2018 Upcoming Trainings

HUD/NAIHC | Housing Board Commissioners
February 6-7 | Sacramento, California
Registration Open Click here

HUD/NAIHC | Admissions & Occupancy
February 7-8 | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Registration Open Click here

HUD/NAIHC | Grant Writing
February 20-22 | Tampa, Florida
Registration Open Click here

HUD/NAIHC |  Environmental Review: Housing Rehab Projects
February 27-28 | Denver, Colorado
Registration Open Click here

Leadership Institute |  NAHASDA LIHTC
March 13-15 | Kansas City, Missouri
Registration Open Click here

HUD/NAIHC |  2CFR Part 200 
March 14-15 | Seattle, Washington
Registration Not Open

HUD/NAIHC | Managing Multiple Funding Sources
March 20-21 | Phoenix, Arizona
Registration Not Open

Outside Training Opportunities
NeighborWorks Training Institute Scholarships
Kansas City, MO | May 7-11, 2018.
The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation is pleased to announce we will once again provide scholarships for the NeighborWorks Training Institute in Kansas City, MO. Scholarships include free tuition and single-room lodging.  The application deadline isFebruary 26, 2018. 
Please forward this information to your community partners.  In order to request a scholarship, the organization should click on the "Register Now" button in the attached document for more information about scholarship opportunities, eligibility rules and applicable courses.  If your partner has questions, please have them forward all inquiries to and not to the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation.

Department of the Interior Announces New Consultation Dates on Fee-To-Trust Regulations
On December 7, 2017, the Department of the Interior (DOI) issued its revised Dear Tribal Leader Letter (DTLL), along with its Consultation Draft of Land Acquisition Revisions.
Although the DTLL includes a copy of the Consultation Draft revisions, it explicitly states that DOI would like to consult on the 10 questions included in the DTLL instead of the Consultation Draft.
All consultations will occur from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following days at the following locations: 
  • Tuesday, January 23 - Mashantucket, CT at the Foxwoods Resort Casino
  • Thursday, January 25 - Portland, OR at the Doubletree by Hilton
  • Tuesday, February 20 - Phoenix, AZ at the Heard Museum
  • Thursday, February 22 - Miami, FL at the Miccosukee Resort & Casino
FHL Bank San Francisco - Register Today for a  FHL Bank San Francisco WISH & IDEA Workshop or Webinar
2018 Workshop Locations and Dates

Thursday, January 25  |  Las Vegas, NV  |  REGISTER
Tuesday, January 30   |  Fresno, CA  |  REGISTER

2018 Webinar Dates and Times

Tuesday, January 23    10:00 am - 12:00 pm  REGISTER

Thursday, February 1  |   2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  REGISTER
The Bank's WISH and IDEA first-time homebuyer programs help our members expand homeownership opportunities for lower-income families and individuals by offering eligible homebuyers 3-to-1 matching grants of up to $15,000.
To learn how to reserve and use your 2018 WISH and IDEA funds, register now to attend a half-day workshop or a 2-hour webinar. Workshops and webinars will cover:
  • how to complete the application for funds reservation
  • homebuyer eligibility and how matching grant funds may be used
  • the Bank's disbursement process and a new disbursement eForm coming in 2018
Please note: Registration for workshops and webinars is open to Bank members and representatives of community organizations only. These events are not appropriate for homebuyers or the general public.
The funding is only available to participating Bank members.
Call us at (415) 616-2542 or email Community Investment.

Outside Request for Proposals

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Job Opportunities
Fort Berthold Housing Authority- Lease Compliance Manager

Fort Berthold Housing Authority- Carpenters

Fort Berthold Housing Authority- Maintenance Workers

Fort Berthold Housing Authority- Contract Officer

Administrator, Office of Native American Programs

Bishop Paiute Development Corporation- Economic Development Director

Tagiugmiullu Nunamiullu Housing Authority- Chief Executive Officer

Lower Elwha Housing Director

Swinomish Housing Authority Executive Director

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