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BIA issues Contract Guide for Mortgage Lending
October 3, 2016
Attention Section 184 Partners: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), has issued a Contract Guide for Mortgage Lending, published September 2016. This guides provides guidance for mortgage lending in Indian Country, including on trust and allotted lands.
Coeur d'Alene Tribal Housing Authority’s Gathering Place is an Innovation of the Day Finalist.
Coeur d'Alene Tribal Housing Authority’s, straw bale constructed, Gathering Place is a 2015 HUD Innovation of the Day finalist. The 18-unit multifamily complex was built with locally sourced straw, and features many energy efficient features. To learn more, Click Here.
Spokane Tribe of Indians Housing Authority (SIHA) dedicated 40 homes and a recreational pavilion at the Tshimakian Meadows housing site in Wellpinit, Washington.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The $8.75 million project was funded by $7.3 million of Low Income Tax Credits, $1.45 million of HUD Indian Housing Block Grant, and also utilized a $6.6 million HUD Title VI bridge loan to complete construction. Twenty single family two, three, four, and five bedroom homes were constructed new, and an additional twenty existing homes were rehabilitated by the SIHA Force Account crew. The open air recreational pavilion, also constructed by Force Account, includes a fire place, kitchen, and bathroom. Basketball and volleyball courts, horseshoes, and children’s playground complete the complex. Partners in the project include, investor, Royal Bank of Canada, project syndicator and manager, Travois, and architect, Architect’s West of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Read more here.
Colville Indian Housing Authority wins the 2012 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award
Friday, May 25, 2012
Colville Indian Housing Authority wins the 2012 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award for the most outstanding Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) property in the Rural category. Read more about the Colville Homes II project here.
Puyallup Tribal Housing Authority ARRA-funded Longhouse dedication
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The LEED Platinum project utilized $3.8M of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants. The entire project, which included refurbishing a gym, and building a new community center and maintenance building, created 46 jobs. Read complete Project Profile.
Coeur d’Alene Tribal Housing Authority dedicates 18 straw bale constructed units
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Gathering Place, an three-building,18-unit affordable, sustainable housing complex built on a two-acre site once used as Tribal headquarters about five miles west of the community of Plummer, Idaho. The $4 million project was funded by the Tribe and HUD under the Native American Housing and Self Determination Act and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Read More...
Colville and Kalispell Tribes win total of more than $1 million in funds to promote economic development
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $240,970 to the Kalispell Tribe in Usk, Washington and $799,750 to the Colville Confederated Tribes in Nespelem, Washington under to promote “entrepreneurial approach? to economic development in rural and tribal communities.
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville will use its $799,750 Economic Development and Entrepreneurship to purchase heavy equipment needed to start a for-profit woody biomass business to be called Fuel Enterprises that is expected to have 16 employees who will harvest woody biomass and deliver it to local cogeneration facilities where it will be converted into electricity.
The Kalispell Tribe of Indians will use its $240,970 Economic Development and Entrepreneurship grant to build a nursery to cultivate native plants, including over 3,000 trees from locally sourced plant stock, restore lost habitat on the reservation, fund wetland restoration and link these efforts with the initiation/development of a forestry apprenticeship.
Read the summaries for all 46 Rural Innovation Fund grants awarded today.
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