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Policy and Regulations

Native American Housing and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA)

The NAHASDA Act of 1996 is designed to provide Federal assistance for Indian tribes in a manner that recognizes the right of tribal self-governance. NAHASDA reorganizes the system of Federal housing assistance to Native Americans by eliminating several separate programs of assistance and replacing them with a single block grant program.


Tribal Consultation

On April 29, 1994, a Presidential Memorandum was issued reaffirming the federal government's commitment to operate within a government-to-government relationship with federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, and to advance self-governance for such tribes. In November 2000, Executive Order 13175 was issued. The order sets forth guidelines for all federal agencies to: (1) Establish regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with Indian tribal officials in the development of federal policies that have tribal implications; (2) Strengthen the United States government-to-government relationships with Indian tribes; and (3) Reduce the imposition of unfunded mandates upon Indian tribes.

 -   Tribal Consultation Document: Implementation of Statutory Changes to NAHASDA November 28, 2001 - (Adobe PDF, 10 pages)
 -   Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation Policy June 29, 2001
 -   Tribal Leader Letter Asking for List of Issues and Consultation Issues from HUD 2001 Regional Consultations February 23, 2001
 -   Presidential Executive Order 13175 November 6, 2000 - (Adobe PDF, 4 pages)
 -   HUD American Indian and Alaska Native 1994 Policy Statement
 -   HUD Tribal Consultation Chronology


A regulation concerned with the development of viable Indian and Alaska native communities, including decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.

 -   24 CFR 1003: Community Development Block Grants for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages

PIH Notices

A list of PIH Notices specific to Indian housing from 1996 to the present:

 -   PIH Notices Related to Native American Programs

Program Guidance

A list of ONAP Program Guidance applicable to Indian programs from 1998 to the present:

 -   ONAP Program Guidance Applicable to Indian Programs
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