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.
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.
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.
A list of PIH Notices specific to Indian housing from 1996 to the present:
A list of ONAP Program Guidance applicable to Indian programs from 1998 to the present: