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HUD ONAP 2014 Asset Building Summit

Register now for ONAP sponsored Asset Building: A Pathway to Economic Self-Determination National Summit, November 12-13th, 2014 in St. Paul, Minnesota

Participants will exchange ideas about asset building in Indian Country and learn strategies that support residents as they move on their path toward self-sufficiency.  Click here for the workshop descriptions. More information at:

Attend workshops on:

  • Financial Education
  • Credit Counseling
  • Rental Readiness & Homeownership
  • Asset Building and the Cherokee Nation
  • "18 monies" and more
  • Youth Entrepreneurship
  • Support Housing for Homeless Families
  • Urban Indian Community Development
  • Establishing a Creative Economy
  • Meeting your Financial Obligations
  • NABI & AFI How Tribes are Making it Work
  • Best Practices for Administering the Cobell Settlement Funds

Who Should Attend: Housing staff, planners, TANF, Higher Education, Workforce Development, and nonprofits.

Register at:

The government rate of $133 per night is available for November 11, 12 and 13 until November 3rd, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront.  Reservations can be made online: Use the Group Code:  P5G, or Click Here *NOTE:  Room cancellation fees are the responsibility of the hotel guests.

Sustainable Housing in Alaska

A new BEES house in Pt. Lay, Alaska

Photo: A new BEES house in Pt. Lay, Alaska

The Northern Sustainable Shelter Initiative, launched by HUD and other Federal partners USDA and EPA as well as the State of Alaska, tribal housing authorities and the Cold Climate Housing Research Center located at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, is designing and building housing suitable for Alaska’s Northern Slope.

With funding from HUD under the Native American Housing and Self Determination Act and design assistance from Cold Climate Housing Research Center, native villages are building affordable, energy-efficient prototypes that combine the best of native and state-of-the-art building technique. Seven homes have been completed by the Tagiugmiullu Nunamiullu Housing Authority (TNHA) in Anaktuvuk Pass and Point Lay, both north of the Arctic Circle.

Like other homes in the region, these new homes will use heating oil to keep residents warm through long winters. A typical home north of the Circle uses about 850 gallons of heating oil a year. Each of TNHA’s new homes has earned a 6-star Building Energy Efficiency Standards (BEES) rating, utilizing only 146 gallons per season, or just 16.29 percent of the average heating oil used on the North Slope.  TNHA will complete six more BEES homes in two other villages, Kaktovik and Nuiqsut.

Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) NOFA Posted - Includes Mold Remediation

The fiscal year 2014 ICDBG NOFA was posted on Friday, June 13, 2014 and includes $70,000,000 for a variety of housing and community development projects. Visit for available of grant opportunities. Applications are due on July 29, 2014.

Resources on how to identify, remediate, and prevent mold can be found under “About ONAP” on this page under “Resources on Mold Remediation.

Continuity and Change: Demographic, Socioeconomic, and Housing Conditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives

This interim report is part of the National Assessment of Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The project’s overarching purpose is to document the housing needs and conditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIANs) and Native Hawaiians. As a component of this broader project, this specific report examines trends in the circumstances (social, economic, and housing) of the AIAN population using secondary sources, predominantly the products of the U.S. Census Bureau. The final report of this study will merge rich field research data with the findings presented here. Though this report only offers a partial picture, it contains new information about how Native Americans are faring in the Nation today. The housing needs and conditions of Native Hawaiians will be described in a separate report. Download the report here:

ONAP Technical Assistance & Training Announcement and Technical Assistance Request Form

2013 Mobile Home Initiative

FEMA has notified HUD/ ONAP that the Mobile Home Distribution Initiative has now ended indefinitely.  Therefore, HUD/ONAP will no longer be involved in the redistribution of FEMA’s excess mobile homes. HUD sends Thanks to the tribes that participated in this initiative and for helping to make it one of the most successful projects we have undertaken. If FEMA presents another opportunity like this we will once again notify tribal leadership and request new applications.

 ONAP Technical Assistance & Training Annoucement

May 2, 2013
The Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) is embarking on an innovative and responsive process of delivering technical assistance and training to tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE) grantees.  ONAP has awarded grants to the following eight organizations:  ICF International, the National Congress of American Indians, the National American Indian Housing Council, the Association of Alaska Housing Authorities, FirstPic, Econometrica, Pacific American Foundation, and Red Lake Reservation Housing Association.  The goal of this new method of delivery will provide a high level of instruction and cost-effective technical assistance and training to tribes and TDHEs in a more timely manner. 

As in the past years, tribes and TDHE’s will formally request training and technical assistance on a particular need through their respective ONAP Area Office. The ONAP Area Office will coordinate the requested need with one of the successful providers listed above.  Examples of such technical assistance and training include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Indian Housing Plan (IHP)
  • Environment Reviews
  • Board of Commissioners
  • Financial and Fiscal Management
  • Procurement
  • Construction
  • Tax Credit & Title VI
  • NAHASDA Essentials
  • Capacity
  • Crime Prevention
  • Program Income
  • Home Buyer Education

For more information, please contact your area ONAP Office

(907) 677-9836

Northern Plains
(303) 672-5160

Southern Plains
(405) 609-8520

(808) 457-4662

Eastern Woodlands
 (312) 353-4532    

 (206) 220-5270            

(602) 379-7200

Click here to download a copy of the "Technical Assistance Annoucement."

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