Native Housing Update

-Updates from National American Indian Housing Council
February 5, 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
Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has prioritized developing regulations for the Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program (Section 184) and is seeking to consult with Tribal Nations and Tribal Leaders at the beginning of the regulation drafting process in accordance with the HUD Government-to-Government Consultation Policy. The Section 184 program is a home mortgage product specifically designed for American Indian and Alaska Native families, Alaska villages, tribes, or tribally designated housing entities. Section 184 loans can be used, both on and off native lands, for new construction, rehabilitation, purchase of an existing home, or refinance.
To kick off this consultation, HUD will be holding two listening sessions. The first will occur during the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 2018 Executive Council Winter Session, February 12-15, and the second will be held at the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) 2018 Legislative Conference, March 5-7. Both conferences will be held in Washington, DC. 
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.

 Rate:  $289 plus tax per night, single/double occupancy

Please note, the cut-off date for reservations is FEBRUARY 16, 2018.  
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!
Native Language Immersion Initiative
First Nations Development Institute ( First Nations) today launched a request for proposals (RFP) process for its newest effort, the
Native Language Immersion Initiative (NLII). First Nations will award about 12 grants of up to $90,000 each to build the capacity of and directly support Native language-immersion and culture-retention programs.

This RFP is for the first year of this three-year initiative. Similar RFPs will be conducted in each of the next two years. Under NLII, First Nations is seeking to build a dialogue and a community of practice around Native language-immersion programs and consensus on and momentum for Native language programs. The effort is made possible through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Lannan Foundation, Kalliopeia Foundation and the NoVo Foundation (see earlier funding announcement here). The initiative includes American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian language programs.

The application deadline is March 23, 2018.   Eligibility is limited to U.S.-based tribal government programs, tribal 7871 entities, Native-controlled nonprofit organizations, and Native-controlled community organizations with a fiscal sponsor.

Regulatory Review of Manufactured Housing Rules
SUMMARY: Consistent with Executive Order 13771 entitled ''Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' and Executive Order 13777 entitled, ''Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' and as part of the efforts of HUD's Regulatory Reform Task Force, this document informs the public that HUD is reviewing its existing and planned manufactured housing regulatory actions to assess their actual and potential compliance costs and reduce regulatory burden. HUD invites public comment to assist in identifying regulations that may be outmoded, ineffective or excessively burdensome and should be modified, streamlined, replaced or repealed.

Comment Due Date: February 26, 2018.
NAIHC Training Opportunities
2018 Upcoming Trainings

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 | Pathways Home
March 19-23 | Sacramento, California
Registration Open Click here

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

HUD/NAIHC | Title VI & Loan Leveraging
April 10-11 | Phoenix, Arizona
Registration Open Click here

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, February 20 - Phoenix, AZ at the Heard Museum
  • Thursday, February 22 - Miami, FL at the Miccosukee Resort & Casino
Outside Request for Proposals
 Legal Services RFP Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority (THRHA)

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Job Opportunities
Executive Director of the Omaha Tribe Housing Authority

All Mission Indian Housing Authority- Director of Housing Development

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