Native Housing Update

-Updates from National American Indian Housing Council
August 21, 2017
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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
Valerie Butterbredt-
Membership & Advocacy Program Assistant
Bishop Paiute Tribe
Yolanda Almeida-
Finance & Operation
Program Assistant    
Cristy Davies-
Events Planner    
Join us in Welcoming Joe Diehl to NAIHC!

From July 1998 to September 2015 (and recalled to duty, February 2016 to September 2016), Joe served as the Executive Director of the Northwest Indian Housing Association (NWIHA), one of the regional associations of NAIHC - Region VI.  NWIHA consists of 38 Tribes, Tribal Housing Departments, TDHEs and Tribal Housing Authorities located in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Annette Island, Alaska.  NWIHA holds quarterly meetings in various locations throughout its region, and strongly supports NAIHC.  Under his leadership, NWIHA created a Native American Youth Scholarship Program, which has collectively provided over $200,000 in educational scholarship grants since inception.  He also was instrumental in recruiting and retaining 25 Associate Members, who provide products and services to NWIHA members in the region.  

With the consent of the Boards of Directors of NWIHA and NAIHC , and under the direction of Chairwoman Difuntorum, Joe served as the Interim Executive Director of NAIHC from January-April, 2015.  His role was to help restructure the organization, assist in conducting two strategic planning retreats for the Board, restating the organizational budget from scratch, and recruiting Pamala Silas as Executive Director.  While having retired in 2016, Joe felt that his background and experience could make a difference at NAIHC, and relocated to DC in August, 2017.
Legal Symposium | Las Vegas, NV |
| Registration Now OPEN |
Sunday, December 3 through Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Meeting Location: The Venetian in Las Vegas, NV

This is the premier learning event for housing and legal professionals from across the country working to address the availability and access to affordable housing for Native American families.  The event provides a forum to discuss regulatory and legal issues in the tribal housing arena, as well as related community development issues.

Bringing together legal practitioners, housing organizations, tribal housing authorities, law students, legal academics and other tribal leaders - Join more that 500 of your industry peers and foremost experts in Indian housing law and regulations. And, nearly 30 training sessions will be offered.

Explore ideas, experiences, share insights and address emerging issues whether you are a seasoned legal practitioner or just beginning your professional path working in housing this is the event to attend.

Registration is open!

Call for Presentations for Legal Symposium
The Call for Presentations is now open.  Download the Call for Presentations PDF

Please Note:  The deadline for proposals is no later than the close of business on September 22, 2017.

Call for Presentations Form below:
Survey: What future locations would you like to see AMERIND | NAIHC go to for Annual Convention & Trade Show?
The NAIHC | AMERIND Annual Convention & Trade Show will be held in San Diego 2018 and Denver 2019.

Your input will help us choose future location.
Want to learn more about how the new HUD CoC TH-RRH joint component can help end youth homelessness? Sign up for this month's online meeting of the Rapid Re-Housing for Youth Learning Community, where Alliance experts and Learning Community members will share their insights to help you figure out if TH-RRH for youth is right for your community.
For more information about how this component impacts youth homelessness, you can also check out the Alliance's recent blog post about youth TH-RRH.
Register here for the webinar
:  Understanding HUD's New TH-RRH Joint Component on Thursday, August 24, at 2:00 PM

Stay up to date on the Fiscal year (FY) 2017 CONTINUUM OF CARE PROGRAM NOFA
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released the FY 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), and the Alliance has developed and published resources to help communities understand what they need to know about this year's competition. Make sure your community is up to date with the latest information about how to best prepare for the competition, and how to best position your system for success.

For more information and updates on this year's CoC NOFA competition, check our website, where we will continue to update with new resources, tools and information.

FY 2018 Formula Response Form delay and new deadline to Nov. 6, 2017

Due to delays in appropriations for FY 2017, the FY 2018 Indian Housing Block Grant Formula Response Form could not be accurately prepared by the June 1st date.  Therefore, the FY 2018 Formula Response Form will be published no later than September 6, 2017.  The deadline for tribes/TDHEs to respond to the Formula Response Form will be extended to November 6, 2017, which will still provide tribes/TDHEs the customary 60-day response period.  Read the full Dear Tribal Leaders Letter dated today, 8/1/2017 (attached)

Deadline November 6, 2017 
Funding Task Force
Wednesday August 23, 2017 | 1:30 P.M. EASTERN TIME
Call-in #: (267) 930-4000
Passcode: 814-641-180

Congressional Calendar
House and Senate leadership released calendars for the first session of the 115th Congress in 2017. Both chambers will be in session for a total of 139 days. The Senate is schedule to be in session for an additional 50 days for a total of 189 days in session and the House is schedule to be in session for an additional six days for a total of 145 days in session.

The chambers will recess the third full week of February, the second and third weeks of April, the first week of July, the entire month of August, the third full week of November, and the last two weeks of December. See the calendar from CQ Roll Call below for a visual representation.
NAIHC Letter on Senate Housing Bills
The letter below was presented to the Senate Committee of Indian Affairs detailing National American Indian Housing Council position on housing bills S. 1275 & S.1333.
What is the Indian Housing Block Grant Funding?
The Indian Housing Block Grant Program (IHBG) is a formula grant that provides a range of affordable housing activities on Indian reservations and Indian areas. 
Originally created by the enactment of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA), the IHBG provided tribes with a flexible funding mechanism without requiring tribal housing entities to seek funds through a myriad of separate housing programs.

IHBG allows tribes to address the specific housing needs of their communities, including assistance to housing developed under the 1937 Indian Housing Program, construction of new homes, housing services to eligible families and individuals, crime prevention and safety, and model activities that provide creative approaches to solving affordable housing problems.
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples Funding Opportunity

Grants to fund Native community-based projects in the areas of: health and well-being; leadership development; art and creativity; peace, equity, and justice; sustainable communities and economies; and the rights of Mother Earth. Grant awards range from $250 to $10,000. Native American/Indigenous peoples' initiatives or projects that work within the community, and have a majority Indigenous/Native American staff, a board of directors and leadership that is at least 80 percent Indigenous peoples, and an annual operating budget of less than $200,000 are eligible to apply.  View the program website and application instructions here.

Deadline: December 1, 2017.
NAIHC 2016 Annual Report
The National American Indian Housing Council is the nation's only Native American non-profit organization dedicated solely yo improving housing conditions in Native American communities, advancing housing infrastructure development, and expanding economic and community development across Indian Country. 
Regional Housing Authority Directory








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 |  Self-Sufficiency
August 23-24 | Portland, OR
 Registration Open  Click here

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

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

HUD/NAIHC Self-Monitoring
September 12-14 | Oklahoma City, OK
Registration Open Click here

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

HUD/NAIHC |  Basic Finance & Recordkeeping
September 27-28 | Phoenix, AZ
Registration Open Click here 

HUD/NAIHC Grant Writing
October 3-5 | Tampa, FL
Registration Open Click here

HUD/NAIHC | Procurement & Contract Management
October 24-25 | Oklahoma City, OK
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

Want to post your Native Housing Request for Proposals click the link below!

Posts will be active for 30 days. Voting Members receive this as a membership benefit. 
Job Opportunities
Program Assistant- National American Indian Housing Council

Standing Rock Housing Authority- Executive Director

Swinomish Tribal Community - Tribal Homeownership & Rehabilitation Coordinator

Want to post your Native Housing job positions click the link below!

Posts will be active for 30 days. Voting Members receive this as a membership benefit.
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