Native Housing Update

-Updates from National American Indian Housing Council
March 12, 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
Thanks for making our Legislative Conference a  Success

HUD Secretary Carson Speaks to NAIHC Legislative Conference Attendees.

Your voices are being heard! Congressman Pearce and several members of Congress have signed a letter asking that NAHASDA be reauthorized in the FY 2018 appropriations bill. Congressmen Young and Mullin are also leading a letter requesting a HUD-VASH provision also be included that would address the use of HUD-VASH funds on FCAS units.

NAHASDA Omnibus ITR to Leadership
HUD-VASH Language Request Letter
NAIHC Budget Request
Fiscal Year 2017
Fiscal Year 2018
Fiscal Year 2019 PBR
NAIHC Recommendation
Indian Housing Block Grants
$654 million
$654 million
$600 million
$915 million No less than $700 million
T&TA grants
$3.5 million
$3.5 million
$4.8 million
T&TA National or Regional Organization
$3.5 million
$3.5 million
$4.8 million
Indian Community Development Block Grant
$60 million
$60 million
$100 million
Title VI Loan Guarantee
$2 million
$2 million
$2 million
$2 million
Section 184 Loan Guarantee
$7.2 million
$7.2 million
$10 million
Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant
$2 million
$2 million
$20 million
$7 million
$7 million
$4 million
$7 million
$8 million
$8 million
$23 million
Rural Development 502 Single Family Direct Loan
$1 billion
*general program, not tribe specific
$1 billion
$1 billion (general) with tribal set-aside

The Administration released its FY 2019 Federal Budget last week. For the second year in a row, the budget would slash funding to many federal programs that support  tribal housing development. The proposal would reduce the Indian Housing Block Grant to only $600 million, which is the same level of funding tribes received in 1998, when NAHASDA was first enacted. Other programs, such as the Indian Community Development Block Grant and the USDA Single Family Housing Direct Loan Program, were eliminated altogether. NAIHC will work with members of Congress to ensure that these funding cuts are not implemented. NAIHC encourages all of its members to work with the Congressional delegation to make sure tribal programs are adequately funded. 

You can find NAIHC's FY 2019 Budget Recommendations below:

Call for Presentations for Annual Convention in San Diego, California
The AMERIND RISK National American Indian Housing Council's (NAIHC) Annual Convention will include training sessions that provide up-to-date information on issues that impact tribal housing programs and that directly relate to administration of programs under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA). Tribal housing professionals and other tribal housing and community development stakeholders will be the primary audience at the Annual Convention.

If you wish to submit a proposal to offer a presentation at NAIHC's Annual Convention, please review the Guidelines for Proposal document (PDF link) and then complete the online submission form below.
The deadline for proposals has been extended to the close of business on Friday, March 30, 2018 (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
For questions or additional information, you may email Shane Begay at, phone (202) 454-0936.

NAIHC Training Opportunities
2018 Upcoming Trainings

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

Leadership Institute |  Acquisition Basics
April 10-12 | Salt Lake City, Utah
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

Leadership Institute |  Supervisory Management
May 8-10 | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Registration Available Soon

Leadership Institute |  NAHASDA LIHTC
July 24-26 | Kansas City, Missouri
Registration Open Click here

Outside Opportunities
HUD Awards ROSS Grants to Promote Jobs and Self-Sufficiency
Several Native American Tribes were awarded HUD  Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency - Service Coordinators Program (ROSS-SC) grant to  encourage innovative and locally driven strategies that link residents with public and private resources to enable families to promote economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. These grants provide funding to hire and retain Service Coordinators who will assess the needs of residents and coordinate available resources in the community to meet those needs. 

New ONAP Program Guidance 2018-01 regarding the use of FCAS units and IHBG funds for Tribal HUD VASH rental assistance
This notice provides additional guidance to Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing program (Tribal HUD-VASH) recipients on the use of Formula Current Assisted Stock (FCAS) units and the use of Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funds for rental assistance in the Tribal HUD-VASH program.

Read Full Text Here.
Section 184 Regulations Tribal Consultation Webpage 

HUD has created a one-stop webpage for the consultation on Section 184 Regulations.  Webpage includes links to Department's Tribal Consultation Policy, current Section 184 regulations, authorizing legislation, and updates on the consultation process.  HUD welcomes all tribal comments on the Section 184 program.  Email comments to Click here for more details about this Tribal Consultation and upcoming Listening Sessions
Upcoming Listening Sessions:
  • March 22, 2018 Lincoln, CA
  • March 26, 2018 Washington, DC
  • April 9, 2018 Anchorage, AK and webinar
  • April 17, 2018 Worley, ID
  • April 19, 2018 Catoosa, OK
  • April 24-25, 2018 Albuquerque, NM
Our comments will be updated as we hear more from our members during the future listening sessions.

Heidi Frechette, HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Native American Programs - On Plans to Increase HUD 184 Loan Program on Trust Land
At a plenary session at the National American Indian Housing Council 's Legal Symposium, HUD's Office of Native American Programs Deputy Assistant Secretary, Heidi Frechette (Menominee and Brothertown), emphasized the importance of homeownership in Native communities. She also stated HUD's renewed commitment to making the HUD 184 Loan Guarantee Program work on trust lands.

Since 1996, the 184 loan program has helped more than 38,000 Native families attain homeownership. However, only 10% of these loans have occurred on trust land. CICD's Nikki Pieratos interviewed Heidi to learn more about ONAP's plan for its loan guarantee program, the strategies she will use to make it work better for reservation homeownership, and important partners in this effort.
The Department of the Interior Confirms Rescheduled Consultation for March 15 and Extends Comment Deadline for Fee-to-Trust Consultations
The Department of the Interior (Department) recently issued a Dear Tribal Leader Letter rescheduled consultation for Thursday, March 15, 2018 to be held at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT from 9 am - 1 pm.

The Department asks tribes to RSVP for this session at
Also, the written comment deadline for the Department's fee-to-trust consultation questions has been extended to June 30, 2018.
USDA Launches Website on Opioid Misuse in Rural America
To view the report in its entirety, please view the  Report to the President of the United States from the Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity (PDF, 5.4 MB). In addition, to view the categories of the recommendations, please view the  Rural Prosperity infographic (PDF, 190 KB).

USDA Tribal and Rural Summer Meals Webinars
Wholesome summer meals are critical to the health and well-being of our children. Join us for our 2018 Summer Meals Webinars to learn more about this important USDA program.

Click on each link to register for the specific webinar that interests you.
March 20, Tuesday, 1:00 pm  - Tribal and Rural Summer Meals
April 17, Tuesday, 1:00 pm - What Cities Can Teach Us About Summer Meals
June 14, Thursday, 1:00 pm - Middle of Summer Strategies

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.

Outside Request for Proposals

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Job Opportunities
All Mission Indian Housing Authority- Director of Housing Development

Economic Development Director- Bishop Paiute Development Corporation

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Annual Funders: