Native Housing Update

-Updates from National American Indian Housing Council
February 22, 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 Listening Session
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 a listening session 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.

Deadline to register is Wednesday, February 28, 2018.  

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 Training Opportunities
2018 Upcoming Trainings

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 | Board of Commissioners
March 13-14 | Billings, MT
Registration Open Click here

HUD/NAIHC |  2CFR Part 200 
March 14-15 | Seattle, Washington
Registration Open Click here

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  Open Click here

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

HUD/NAIHC | Environmental Review
April 10-12 | Albuquerque, New Mexico
Registration Open Click here

Outside Opportunities
AARP Will Celebrates 60th Anniversary, by awarding five winners $60,000 Purpose Prize
The AARP Purpose Prize award honors exceptional individuals who have tapped their wealth of experience to create new and unique solutions to long-standing problems and challenges. In 2018, to coincide with AARP's 60 th Anniversary, five winners will receive $60,000 each to celebrate their achievements and broaden the scope of their work. Applications go through a formal, structured review process, including review by a prestigious jury of cross-sector leaders. Additionally, recognizing the incredible volume of high-quality applicants doing amazing work, AARP will also select a set of Fellows to round out each year's "class." Fellows will receive $5,000 each and will also a have access to a number of supports and technical assistance.

Included within the AARP Purpose Prize is the Andrus Prize for Intergenerational Excellence. This award celebrates the legacy of AARP's founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, an innovative educator and social change agent.

We are a looking for a diverse pool of nominations/applicants of everyday people who do extraordinary things with their life experience to create social change. Meet the 2017 AARP Purpose Prize winners and learn more about the prize

Please help us spread the word by taking one or more of the following actions:
1.  Distribute Purpose Prize call for nominations information throughout your organization's communication channels such as email or list-serves.  
2.  Write a post about the Purpose Prize call for nominations in your newsletter or on your blog or website.
3.  Share the call for nominations information on your social media channels.
4.  Feature the Purpose Prize as part of webinar or conference call
AARP has a full set of Purpose Prize creative assets ready to share, including a Spanish language Purpose Prize website.  Please feel free to directly connect with Jennifer Cisneros at or 202-434-2646 for access to these assets.

George Washington University (DC) Native American Political Leadership Program - Applications Due March1
Check out the scholarship opportunity for college and graduate students below to learn more about federal policy and politics in Washington D.C.  The deadline for this amazing scholarship opportunity for Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students has been extended to March 1!  
The George Washington University, AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy (CIPP), is encouraging college and graduate students who are interested in public policy to apply for the  Native American Political Leadership Program  (NAPLP) for Summer 2018.  
NAPLP is a full scholarship program for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian undergraduate and graduate students to study applied American politics at the George Washington University in Washington DC.  The scholarship covers up to nine credits in tuition, on-campus housing, round-trip air travel, and a stipend for books and living expenses ($2,400 in two installments). Students also have the opportunity to obtain an internship in places such as congressional offices, national tribal organizations or federal agencies, all aimed at developing lasting connections with a cohort of Native American students from across the country.

Other relevant details are that NAPLP-as part of the Semester in Washington Politics Program-is funded by a generous gift from AT&T. And, CIPP is the George Washington University-based center whose purpose is to research, educate, and promote public awareness on issues of significance to Indigenous communities.  GW's goal is that the student participants in NAPLP return to their schools and communities with fresh perspectives, knowledge, and skills about the political process and community organizing and that they feel better prepared to give back to and take a leadership role in their communities. 
Students may apply online at  Originally due on Feb 1;  the application deadline has been extended to March 1, 2018.  Please contact the NAPLP office at 202-994-3284 or at with any questions you may have.  
For more information, please contact Wendy L. Helgemo, Director and Associate Professor, AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy, The George Washington University. She can be reached at (202) 994-0247,, and Twitter: @GWCIPP. 

Clean Energy States Alliance Webinars
Solar+Storage for Public and Affordable Housing
February 22, 1 PM (ET)

This webinar will provide an overview of the technology, value proposition, and financing options for projects that pair solar with battery storage (solar+storage) for public and affordable housing. Clean Energy Group Vice President Seth Mullendore will present on how combining solar+storage can yield value for multifamily properties, including how it can reduce demand and cut energy expenses. Clean Energy Group Senior Finance Director Rob Sanders will discuss how solar+storage projects for public and affordable housing can be financed. Andy Mannle will discuss Promise Energy's experience developing a solar+storage project for net zero energy affordable housing property in Los Angeles, California.
AMERIND Risk Safety Poster Contest

The AMERIND Risk Safety Poster Contest is coming up. AMERIND encourages a Housing Authority or TDHE to sponsor a local Poster Contest for children in grades K-3, 4-6, and 7-8. Contestants should submit a poster that promotes any safety issue ( examples: fire, distractive driving, home fire escape plan, how to call 9-1-1, etc). You could win $1,000!

Deadline March 31, 2018.
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

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Native Language Immersion Initiative
Job Opportunities
Executive Director of the Omaha Tribe Housing Authority

All Mission Indian Housing Authority- Director of Housing Development

Economic Development Director- Bishop Paiute Development Corporation

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