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NWONAP Best Practices

Idaho, Oregon, Washington

Northwest Office of Native American Programs (NWONAP) wants to promote innovative housing projects, developments, and programs in our region.

Best Practices

Energy Efficiency/ Healthy Homes/ Green Building

 -   Homeownership Success Story: Portland Community Land Trust, Native American Youth and Family Center, HOST, and Siletz Tribe
 -   Burns Paiute Oregon - Pressure Testing and Weatherization Program

Housing Development


2012-04 Puyallup NE Longhouse Project

 -   Colville Homes Dedication
 -   Recovery Act at Work. Lummi Housing Authority (WA) nears completion on 72-unit Kwina Village.
A transportation oriented development centrally located on the Lummi (WA) Reservation, Kwina Village is along a major corridor, bus line, and within easy walking distance of most Tribal facilities and services including the Administration Center, Tribal Court, Housing, Health Clinic, Police, and Northwest Indian College (NWIC). Read More...

Homeownership Programs and Fairs

 -   Yakama Nation Housing Authority (WA) Homeownership Fair
 -   The McLaughlin Family: Homebuyer Education Classes Paving the Road to Homeownership in Indian Country
As many Native families know, buying land or a home on reservation lands can be a long and stressful process. Not only is there an often lack of supply, but paperwork can delay the process for months on end. Read More...

Tenant Services

 -   Squaxin Island Tribe (WA)- Free tax-preparation site
 -   Lummi Housing Authority (WA)- Transitional Housing Recovery Program
Contact Information
If you'd like to post a best practice, please contact:
Amy Johnson
(206) 220-6213.
Contact Information