Native Housing Update

-Updates from National American Indian Housing Council
July 24, 2017
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Meet the Staff
Tony Walters-Executive Director
Cherokee Nation 
Pamala Silas-
Deputy Director  
LindaLee Retka- 
Program Director 
White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa
Shane Begay-
T/TA Program Manager
Navajo Nation
Valerie Butterbredt-
Membership & Advocacy Program Assistant
Bishop Paiute Tribe
Yolanda Almeida-
Finance & Operation
Program Assistant    
Cristy Davies-
Events Planner    
NAIHC participates in House Field Hearing on NAHASDA
NAIHC Executive Director Tony Walters testified at House Financial Services Housing and Insurance Subcommittee Field Hearing in Hayward, WI.

The Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance will held a field hearing entitled "NAHASDA: 20 Years On" on Friday, July 21, 2017 in the LAC Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School at 8575 N Round Lake School Road, Hayward, Wisconsin 54843.

Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

Witness List
TITLE VI and Loan Leveraging
August 8-9, 2017 | Green Bay, Wisconsin

| Hotel Deadline Wednesday July 26, 2017 |
Instructor: Robert Lamp

Course Description:
In these uncertain times of funding, project planning is vital and must include financing components that use a variety of funding sources. Within the 1996 Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) is the "hidden gem" of leveraging the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG). The Title VI Loan Guarantee Program can multiply the funds available under your IHBG grant.

Learn how to multiply up to 5 times the Need portion of your IHBG Grant and mix the funds with other resources. This comprehensive two-day class has been designed to cover all aspects of the Title VI program and
Loan Leveraging. After attending this class, participants will have the knowledge and confidence necessary to make informed decisions about the feasibility of including Title VI/Loan Leveraging options as part of their tribe's future housing development plans.

If you are interested in learning more about Title VI/Loan Leveraging, and how it can benefit your tribe's housing development plans, then attending this class is a must.

Regional Housing Authority Directory








Your Senator needs to hear from YOU!
Senate appropriators are working now to determine NAHASDA funding for 2018. Contact the Senators below today to make sure they know tribal housing programs need more funding, we ask that you please call or email:

1.  Senator Hoeven from North Dakota
PH: (202)-224-2551

2. Senator Daines from Montana
PH: (202)-224-2651

3. Senator Murray from Washington
PH: (202)-224-2621

4. Senator Schatz from Hawaii
PH: (202)-224-3934

This is a Dear Tribal Leader letter and enclosures announcing the expansion of the ConnectHome program, and inviting tribes to apply.  Over the next three years, HUD has plans to expand ConnectHome Nation by including 100 new communities, 25 of which will be rural or tribal. ConnectHome Nation is HUD's program to connect low-income households to the Internet. To Apply visit,
FEMA Housing Assistance Initiative-Tribal Feedback Session
FEMA's Office of Response and Recovery is holding a feedback session to discuss the Agency's ongoing Housing Assistance Initiative. Alex Amparo, Assistant Administrator, Recovery and other senior leadership will discuss the goal of the Housing Assistance Initiative aimed at identifying and implementing innovative solutions to improve the way FEMA manages, provides, and maintains sheltering and housing for disaster survivors. This session is designed to gather feedback and reactions on a number of emerging challenges and potential solutions related to disaster housing.

Key topics of conversation will include:
* Building Tribal Housing Capacity;
* Direct Repair; and
* A Recreational Vehicle (RV) study.

FY 2017 IHBG Final Allocation Summaries Issued 
Funds appropriated by Congress for the Indian Housing Block Grant Program (IHBG) are made available to eligible grant recipients through a formula. Regulations governing the formula can be found at 24 CFR Part 1000, Subpart D. On November 22, 2016, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Final Rule was published revising the IHBG Formula.
Census Challenge Waiver
In Accordance with 1000.336(d), tribes must submit Census challenges to HUD by March 30, 2017 for consideration for the FY 2018 IHBG Formula allocation. This year, tribes/TDHEs may be notified of their Needs data by June 1, 2017 or later. As such, a Census Challenge Waiver has been issued, extending the submission deadline.

Deadline March 30, 2018.

USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Support the Development of Rural Community Facilities
Yesterday the Secretary announced a new funding opportunity through USDA Rural Development to support the development of essential Rural Community Facilities. The announcement can be accessed below. Within the announcement there are hyperlinks to the program's webpage and the federal register notice.
This program is a little different than what we've traditionally offered, in that it provides grant funding for predevelopment costs and technical assistance. Tribes are eligible both as technical assistance providers and as ultimate recipients. Therefore, for all that are interested, I'd recommend a close read of both the federal register notice and the webpage as the eligible costs for technical assistance providers and ultimate recipients are different.
Applications are due at 5:00 PM EDT on July 24, 2017.   
Housing Support Programs Across the Federal Government
Whether you are an individual looking to build/buy a house or renovate your current home or a tribal housing authority searching for additional support for tribal elders housing, this guide introduces almost every Federal resource available to support housing opportunities in Indian Country. Tribes, tribal citizens and organizations have utilized all of these resources to expand housing access and improved current housing stock. This guide was developed by the White House Council for Native American Affairs (WHCNAA) Economic Development and Infrastructure subgroup.
Administration's Housing Budget "Strikes Particularly Hard at Rural and Tribal Communities"

Fiscal Year 2017 Annualized CR
Fiscal Year 2018 PBR
Indian Housing Block Grants
$642 million
$598 million
T&TA grants
$2 million
T&TA National or Regional Organization
$3.5 million
Indian Community Development Block Grant
$60 million
Title VI Loan Guarantee
$2 million
Section 184 Loan Guarantee
$7.5 million
Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant

The President released his FY 2018 Budget Request to Congress last week. NAIHC was disappointed to see that many federal programs that support tribal housing have proposed budget cuts or were eliminated altogether. NAIHC will work with Congress to ensure that these cuts are not enacted, and encourages all NAIHC members to work with their Congressional delegation to make sure tribal programs are adequately funded. You can find NAIHC's FY 2018 Budget Request Here.
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Training and Technical Assistant Program Assistant
The National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) is seeking to fill the full-time position of Program Assistant. This Program Assistant position will focus on NAIHC's training and technical assistance activities (T/TA) and general office administration.
Candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Please place "Program Assistant" in the subject line. For more information on NAIHC visit Position will be open until filled.

Deadline: Open until filled
2017 Upcoming ONAP Trainings
HUD/NAIHC Training
Title VI & Loan Leveraging
August 8-9 | Green Bay, WI
Registration Open Click here

HUD/NAIHC Training
Self-Sufficiency Training
August 23-24 | Portland, OR
 Registration Open  Click here

HUD/NAIHC Training
Environmental Review Training
August 29-31 | Denver, CO
 Registration Open  Click here

HUD/NAIHC Training
Board of Commissioners Training
September 6-7 | Denver, CO
 Registration Open  Click here

Leadership Institute
Basic Accounting
September 19-21 | Chicago, IL
Registration Open Click here

HUD/NAIHC Training
Basic Finance & Recordkeeping
September 7-8 | Phoenix, AZ
Registration Open Click here

Outside Request for Proposals
Pyramid Lake- PLHA 4-19 Floor Plan Design Project

Pyramid Lake Housing Authority- PLHA 4-6 Town House Upgrade Project

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Job Opportunities
Program Assistant- National American Indian Housing Council

Northern Circle Indian Housing Authority- Executive Director

Zuni Housing Authority- Finance Director

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