Native Housing Update

-Updates from National American Indian Housing Council
September 5, 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    
National American Indian Housing Council offers our sincere condolences to the family of John Williamson.
NAIHC is saddened to announce the passing of John Williamson, a long-time champion and supporter of housing in Indian country, and Executive Director of the Lower Elwha Housing Authority in Port Angeles, WA.  John served for many years on the Boards of Directors of NAIHC and NWIHA (Region VI). 

Messages of sympathy may be sent to his family, by sending them to the attention of Janet Hren:
Lower Elwha Housing Authority
22 Kwitsen Drive,
Port Angeles, WA 98363-8313.
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Training and Technical Assistance 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
Join us in Las Vegas, December 3-5, 2017 for the NAIHC Annual Legal Symposium.
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.

Register now and don't forget to reserve your hotel rooms!

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.

 Please Review Proposal Information Completely.
PIH Notice Announcement
On November 22, 2016, HUD published the final rule revising the IHBG allocation formula authorized by section 302 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, as amended (NAHASDA). These regulations, which became effective on December 22, 2016, update the regulations at 24 CFR part 1000. Three notices ( PIH 2017-14, PIH 2017-15, and PIH 2017-16) have been published to provide information related to these changes.

2017 Tribal Unity Impact Days

About the Event: RSVP for the event  here.

Dirksen Senate Office Building - Room 628
Washington, DC 2051

ANVCA Capitol Hill Reception
September 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM, Washington, DC
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Senate Dirksen G50
First Street & Constitutional Avenue, NE

This unique networking reception brings together the National Congress of American Indians Tribal Unity Days and ANVCA's annual Legislative Fly-In, the event is generously sponsored by ANCSA CEOs, AFN, and the Native American Contractors Association. These organizations will always be stronger when working together. This gathering celebrates a continued commitment in supporting each other!

US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Tribal Government Relations Newsletter
Attached is the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Tribal Government Relations summer newsletter FYI.

Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) seeks tribal Co-Hosts for 2018 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) and the National Tribal Air Association (NTAA) are looking for tribes and/or inter-tribal organizations interested in co-hosting the 2018 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality (NTF). The NTF is a premier national conference focused on improving air quality and addressing the impacts of climate change that draws approximately 200 environmental professionals from tribes, state and federal agencies, and other organizations from across the country. For information about past conferences, please visit the ITEP website:
Co-hosting this important event is an excellent way to showcase your program, share your stories, and affirm your commitment to environmental sustainability. There is no requirement that financial or logistical support be offered by the tribal co-host. Tribal co-hosts will have the opportunity to meet with various federal officials and staff, interact with environmental professionals from across the country, present on their environmental projects, and be involved in the planning and delivery of the event, and more!
Interested tribes or tribal organizations should submit a proposal detailing the types of support they are willing and able to offer as a co-host including any recommendations for lodging, meeting venues, and/or other amenities, if available. This is not a formal request for meeting facility proposals, nor is the respondent required to have adequate meeting facilities at their disposal. However if the tribe or organization wishes to provide a proposal from an appropriate lodging and/or meeting facility, it must be submitted separately and in accordance with the "18NTF_MeetingRFP" available from ITEP or NTAA.Additionally, more than one tribe or organization may collaborate on a proposal to serve as co-hosts.

Proposals for tribal co-host must be submitted per the information below no later than September 8, 2017.

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.
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 
Legislative Committee Meeting
Thursday September 7, 2017 | 1:30 P.M. EASTERN TIME
Call-in #: (267) 930-4000
Passcode: 814-641-180

Agenda to be sent out Wednesday. This meeting is always the first Thursday of every month.
Rural Housing Service Federal Register Notice
SUMMARY: The Rural Housing Service (Agency) announces the timeframes to submit pre-applications to participate in a demonstration program to preserve and revitalize existing Multi-Family Housing (MFH) projects currently financed under Section 514, Section 515, and Section 516 of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended. Under this demonstration program, existing Section 515 Rural Rental Housing (RRH) and Sections 514/516 Off-Farm Labor Housing (FLH) projects may be revitalized to preserve the ability of rental projects to provide safe and affordable housing for very-low, low, or moderate-income residents. The goal for projects participating in this program will be to extend their affordable use without displacing tenants because of increased rents. RRH projects include properties designated as senior, family, mixed, congregate and cooperative housing with currently outstanding Section 515 loans. FLH projects include only off-farm properties with currently outstanding Section 514 loans.
FY 2017 CoC Program NOFA
This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) establishes the funding criteria for the FY 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. HUD is making available approximately $2 billion in Fiscal Year 2017 for the CoC Program. The CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.

The FY 2017 CoC Program Competition opened on July 14, 2017.

The competition will close on:
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM EDT.

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








2017 Upcoming ONAP Trainings

HUD/NAIHC Self-Monitoring
September 12-14 | Oklahoma City, OK
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Leadership Institute |  Basic Accounting
September 19-21 | Chicago, IL
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HUD/NAIHC |  Basic Finance & Recordkeeping
September 27-28 | Phoenix, AZ
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HUD/NAIHC Grant Writing
October 3-5 | Tampa, FL
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HUD/NAIHC | Procurement & Contract Management
October 24-25 | Oklahoma City, OK
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HUD/NAIHC | Pathways Home
October 30-November 03 | Albuquerque, NM
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HUD/NAIHC | Procurement & Contract Management
November 7-8 | Albuquerque, NM
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Leadership Institute | NTCCP-NAHASDA LIHTC
November 7-9 | Phoenix, AZ
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Leadership Institute | Financing Affordable Housing Development
November 7-9 | Las Vegas, NV
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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

Standing Rock Housing Authority- Executive Director

Swinomish Tribal Community - Tribal Homeownership & Rehabilitation Coordinator

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Turquoise Premier Partner

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