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HUD's Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) administers housing and community development programs that benefit American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments, tribal members, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Native Hawaiians, and other Native American organizations. Read more about ONAP’s mission, funding programs, directory, and program accomplishments.

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HUD welcomes 120 Youth Ambassadors to the 2016 National Native Youth Summit
September 29, 2016

On September 23-27th, 120 Native Youth Ambassadors, ages 14-17, representing 30 tribes, participated in HUD’s National Native Youth Summit in Washington, DC, with the goal of developing, and encouraging the next generation of Native community leaders. Youth Ambassadors met with national leaders, examined the history and inner workings of federal government, and shared experiences and perspectives from their communities. They explored the impact that homes have on community, culture, health, education, conservation, and the environment.

Throughout the Summit in Washington, DC Youth Ambassadors began the process of developing a Local Empowerment Project, a community development project, such as community beautification, youth council, community-based gardens, clean-up programs, mapping sacred spaces, distribute of information about energy efficiency in the home, and creating a community youth health club, that they will implement upon their return home.

Pictures from their visit with HUD Secretary Julián Castro can be viewed here.


The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) announces Online Health Care Application
September 29, 2016

The Department of Veterans affairs has published a Fact Sheet outlining new steps VA is taking to improve Veterans access to health care.  The fastest and easiest way to apply for enrollment by enrolling onlineat https://www.vets.gov/healthcare/apply/.


Section 184 Year End Temporary Closure Effective September 23, 2016
September 16, 2016

In order to meet fiscal year-end reporting requirements, starting at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday September 23, 2016, the Office of Loan Guarantee, Section 184 Loan Guarantee Program, will temporarily suspend issuance of: Section 184 Case Numbers, Firm Commitments (Reservation of funds cohort assignment), Loan Guarantee Certificates, and Claim Payments.

Items submitted during the closure will be held in the mailbox, section184@hud.gov and will be issued in the order received when processing resumes. Please do not send duplicate submissions. An email notification will be sent out and a notice posted on our Section 184 website to notify partners when the Office of Loan Guarantee will resume issuance of all of the above. 


HUD awards more than $56 million for housing and community development projects in 77 tribal communities
September 12, 2016

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $56.5 million to 77 Native American communities throughout the country to improve housing conditions and stimulate community development for residents, including funding construction projects and local jobs. The grants are part of HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program, which supports a wide range of community development and affordable housing activities. See a list of award winners below, and read individual project summaries here. Click Here for the full Press Release. 


Dear Tribal Leader Letter Announcing Environmental Justice Public Meetings
August 26, 2016

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is hosting a series of Public Meetings on HUD's approach to Environmental Justice (EJ). These public meetings are a chance to ask questions and offer suggestions about what could be done to improve EJ communities through HUD's activities. The date and links to the online registration system for each meeting are as follows. Click here for Dear Tribal Leaders Letter.


EXTENDED! Comments on Housing Needs Study Draft Report due August 30, 2016
August 23, 2016

On July 7, 2016, HUD issued the draft report of the Housing Needs Study in Indian Country by email to tribal leaders. HUD has extended the comment period by one week from Tuesday, August 23 to Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Click Here for Dear Tribal Leaders letter. An overview of the report is available on the YouTube video of the July 20 video/teleconference presentation on the Needs Study


Now Available for Environmental Reviews: Related Law and Authority Partner Worksheets
August 22, 2016

The HUD Office of Environment has developed Related Law and Authority Partner Worksheets. These worksheets are designed to be used by those “Partners”, including TDHEs and consultants, who assist HUD and Responsible Entities (RE) in the preparation of environmental reviews, but cannot take full responsibility for those reviews themselves. These worksheets can be used to submit information to HUD or REs, and let the Partner know when HUD or RE involvement is required. For example, Partners should not initiate consultation with State Historic Preservation Officers, Tribal Historic Preservation Officers or any consulting party during the Historic Preservation Act’s Section 106 process. If you have any questions, contact Hilary Atkin at Hilary.C.Atkin@hud.gov.


Tribal HUD-VASH Updated FAQs
August 18, 2016

New Frequently Asked Questions are available on the Tribal HUD-VASH Homepage. The Tribal HUD-VASH homepage features Related Notices and Guidance, Training and Webcasts, and Useful links for those administering the Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Demonstration Program (Tribal HUD-VASH). Click Here for FAQ pdf version.


National Native Youth Summit APPLY NOW! HUD 2016 National Native Youth Summit. Application deadline is September 2, 2016
August 16, 2016

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Native American Programs is sponsoring a three-day National Native Youth Summit in Washington, D.C. September 24th–27th, 2016.

Teams of 4 tribal youth, ages 14–17, (along with one adult chaperone) will spend 3 days learning about building community and developing leadership skills. Youth will be trained as Native Youth Ambassadors to implement community development projects when they return home. All travel, accommodations and food costs will be covered.

While in Washington, DC Youth Ambassadors will:

  • Tour National Monuments and learn about federal Indian Policy
  • Meet with key staff at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Conduct a neighborhood community inventory
  • Meet with Congressional staff on Capitol Hill
     

Applications will be reviewed in the order received, so apply early!
Application deadline is September 2, 2016!
Click Here to Apply.


Reminder! Comments on Housing Needs Study Draft Report due August 23, 2016
August 8, 2016

On July 7, 2016, HUD issued the draft report of the Housing Needs Study in Indian Country by email to tribal leaders.  HUD has requested that tribes review and comment on the report by August 23, 2016. Click Here for Dear Tribal Leaders letter.


The National Tribal Air Association (NTAA) has re-opened the NTAA National Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Needs Assessment for Indian Country Reminder
August 8, 2016

The NTAA IAQ Work Group has re-opened the NTAA National IAQ Needs Assessment in hopes that more Tribes will participate to provide a complete picture of the IAQ needs in Indian Country. NTAA recently published a Final Report on the IAQ National Needs Assessment for Indian Country that can be downloaded here. While over 80 Tribes completed the Needs Assessment, the NTAA IAQ Work Group is hoping more Tribes can fill it out. Broad participation will better inform the NTAA’s work on Tribal air quality issues, programs, and policies

You and your Tribal community can help provide the facts needed to make the case to improve funding for IAQ in Tribal housing by filling out the NTAA’s Indoor Air Quality Needs Assessment here.

Please allocate at least an hour to answer all the questions. When you are finished, simply click on the "submit" button at the end of the survey to ensure your answers are properly counted. To access a paper copy of the Needs Assessment to help you prepare to submit the online version, click here.


Zuni Housing Authority inspiring documentary, "More than building homes; building a sustainable community"
August 5, 2016

Zuni Housing AuthorityThe 13-minute documentary, "More than building homes; building a sustainable community," directed by Nicholas Nelson highlights some of the many accomplishments of the Zuni Housing Authority. With 13 different sources of funding from four agencies, including HUD, the Zuni Housing Authority successfully manages $15.4 million dollars annually. The video features several homeowners and the hard-working members of the housing authority's force account construction crew. Located in the remote and beautiful area of Zuni, New Mexico, the homes take full advantage of the areas natural resources and views. Employment at the Zuni Housing Authority has provided the resources for many tribal members to stay in Zuni, taking pride in how they contribute to the well-being of their community. Contact: Michael Chavez, Executive Director of the Zuni Housing Authority.



HUD Secretary Julián Castro meets with Northern Plains Tribal Leaders in North DakotaHUD Secretary Julián Castro meets with Northern Plains Tribal Leaders in North Dakota
August 3, 2016

HUD Secretary Julián Castro and U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) met with Northern Plains tribal leaders and attended the “BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS, BUILDING COMMUNITIES” Tribal Housing Summit in Bismark, ND this week. The two-day Summit provided the opportunity to get input from tribal leaders and to brainstorm ways to address severe housing needs in tribal areas, and removing barriers to opportunity that Native American families face. Click Here for pictures of Secretary Castro at the event.



Draft Housing Needs Study Report. Comments due by August 23rd
August 1, 2016

HUD is seeking input from tribal leaders and housing executives on the Congressionally-mandated study of Housing Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives and Technical Appendices Draft Report. Final report expected to be published December 2016. Tribal Leaders and Housing Executives may submit comments on the Draft Housing Needs Study by August 23, 2016. For a copy of the draft study and related materials, contact Elizabeth Rudd at Elizabeth.C.Rudd@hud.gov.


Section 184 revised forms and procedures for lenders effective July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016

The following Section 184 Home Loan Guarantee forms and processes have been revised. Lenders should use the revised forms effective July 1, 2016.

If Lenders have any questions, please contact Nathan Simms via email (nathan.simms@hud.gov) or by phone at (202) 402-5043.


Tribal HUD VASH Rental Assistance Payments (RAP) Contract Requirements Program Guidance 2016-04 Issued
June 28, 2016

This notice provides guidance to participating tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) on requirements for Rental Assistance Payment (RAP) contracts and residential leases under the Tribal HUD-VASH demonstration program. Click Here for pdf version.


HUD to Establish a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee – Request for Comments on Committee Structure due July 23, 2016
June 23, 2016

Published today is a request for comments and recommendations regarding the establishment of a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (TIAC), consisting of tribal representatives, to assist HUD further develop and maintain its Indian housing programs. The TIAC is intended to further communications between HUD and Federally recognized Indian tribes on HUD programs, make recommendations to HUD regarding current program regulations, provide advice in the development of HUD’s American Indian and Alaska Native housing priorities, and encourage peer learning and capacity building among tribes and non-tribal entities. Consistent with HUD’s Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy, this notice solicits input on the structure of the TIAC. Comments are due July 23, 2016. Click here for Federal Register Notice and Dear Tribal Leader Letter.


HUD Final Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy published in Federal Register today!
June 23, 2016

HUD’s final Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy follows publication of an April 8, 2015, request for public comment on HUD’s proposed Tribal Consultation Policy and, after consideration of the public comments submitted in response to the April 8, 2015, notice, adopts the proposed policy without change. All of the materials leading up and including this final policy can be viewed on HUD’s Tribal Consultation website and Dear Tribal Leader Letter


Tribal feedback on proposed fee increase for participation in Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program
June 24, 2016

Dear Tribal Leader Letter request your comments on a proposal to increase the annual fee that borrowers must pay to participate in the Indian Housing Loan Guarantee program, also known as the Section 184 program for all new loan guarantees beginning in FY 2017. The comment period will be open until July 23, 2016.


HUD to Establish a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee – Request for Comments on Committee Structure due July 23, 2016
June 23, 2016

Published today is a request for comments and recommendations regarding the establishment of a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (TIAC), consisting of tribal representatives, to assist HUD further develop and maintain its Indian housing programs. The TIAC is intended to further communications between HUD and Federally recognized Indian tribes on HUD programs, make recommendations to HUD regarding current program regulations, provide advice in the development of HUD’s American Indian and Alaska Native housing priorities, and encourage peer learning and capacity building among tribes and non-tribal entities. Consistent with HUD’s Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy, this notice solicits input on the structure of the TIAC. Comments are due July 23, 2016. Click here


HUD Final Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy published in Federal Register today!
June 23, 2016

HUD’s final Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy follows publication of an April 8, 2015, request for public comment on HUD’s proposed Tribal Consultation Policy and, after consideration of the public comments submitted in response to the April 8, 2015, notice, adopts the proposed policy without change. All of the materials leading up and including this final policy can be viewed on HUD’s Tribal Consultation website.


Coming Soon! Housing Needs Study Draft Report to be issued July 7, 2016
June 21, 2016

HUD will issue the draft report of the Housing Needs Study in Indian Country and requests that tribes review and comment on the report by August 23, 2016. Click Here for Dear Tribal Leaders letter.


FAQs for 2016 Indian Community Development Block Grants Published
June 6, 2016

The FY2016 Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (ICDBG) Notice of Funding Availability has been posted on www.grants.gov 
(Funding Opportunity FR-6000-N-23).  The ICDBG Program provides eligible grantees with direct grants for use in developing viable Indian and Alaska Native Communities, including decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities, primarily for low and moderate income persons.  Applications are due by June 14, 2016.  

Click here to Apply

NEW! FAQs updated June 6, 2016


Spokane Tribe of Indians of Washington and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota named 2016 Promise Zone by President Obama
June 6, 2016

The Obama Administration today named the final nine Promise Zones across the country - high poverty areas in select urban, rural and tribal communities. Through the Promise Zone Initiative, the Federal government will work strategically with local leaders to boost economic activity and job growth, improve educational opportunities, reduce crime and leverage private investment to improve the quality of life in these vulnerable areas. Read the full Press Release Here

Additional information on rural and Tribal Promise Zones is available at www.usda.gov/promisezones.


Improved on-line tool to facilitate consultation with Indian Tribes about HUD-assisted development under Section 106 Historic Preservation
May 31, 2016

HUD’s Office of Environment and Energy, has completed a new update of the Tribal Directory Assessment Tool( TDAT 2.1), a database of tribal contact information and geographic areas of current or ancestral interest. It is used to identify Indian tribes that may have an interest in consulting on HUD-assisted projects that might impact historic properties of religious and cultural significance, as required under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 review process. TDAT does not include the locations of specific archeological sites. The Section 106 review process requires consultation about historic properties of religious and cultural significance to tribal communities. Additional information about Section 106 and tribal consultation is available at: https://www.hudexchange.info/environmental-review/historic-preservation/tribal-consultation/


Tribal Consultation on proposed rule to revise the Indian Housing Block Grant Formula
May 31, 2016

This Dear Tribal Leader Letter informs leaders of Native American and Native Hawaiian programs that a proposed rule was published today in the Federal Register that would revise the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program allocation formula authorized by section 302 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, as amended (NAHASDA). Comments are due by August 1, 2016.


Heidi J. Frechette selected Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) of the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP), effective Tuesday, May 31, 2016
May 25, 2016

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, Lourdes Castro Ramirez, is pleased to announce the selection of Heidi J. Frechette (Menominee/Brothertown) to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) of the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP).

In this capacity, Ms. Frechette will manage a budget of more than $700 million and lead a team of approximately 140 professional employees in Washington, DC, and across the nation. This team works closely with 567 American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities, to provide quality affordable housing, improve housing infrastructure, expand self-sufficiency initiatives, increase homeownership opportunities, and develop thriving economies. Read More about Ms. Frechette's background and prior work experience.


USDA is hosting technical assistance webinars on Supportive Housing for Tribes
May 24, 2016

Click Here for more info and flyer on the webinar series on “Permanent Supportive Housing: A Comprehensive Approach to Tribal Housing.”

WEBINAR I: June 3, 2016, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time 
• Marilyn Zimmerman / Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
• Dede Devine / Native American Connections
• Liz Drapa / Corporation for Supportive Housing


WEBINAR II: June 15, 2016, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time 
• Karen Diver / White House Domestic Policy Council, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
• Ben Bement / White Earth Dream Catcher Homes
• Dede Devine / Native American Connections


WEBINAR III: June 21, 2016, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time 
• Tedd Buelow / USDA Rural Development
• Tom Carney / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
• Martha Egan, Rachel Ryan, Heather Zenone, Maia Banks-Scheetz, Stanley Koutstaal, and Rachel Gwilliam / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• Traci Mouw / USDA Food and Nutrition Service 


White House 2016 Youth Summer Opportunity Project Dear Tribal Leader Letter
May 16, 2016

HUD is excited to be partnering with the White House on the 2016 Youth Summer Opportunity Project. This Dear Tribal Leader Letter lists several federal resources that are available to help young people in your communities.

To highlight your on-going efforts to provide young people with employment and job-readiness experiences this summer, please participate in the White House’s My First Job social media campaign by sending success stories from youth in your community to Lissette.Flores@hud.gov, with the subject line: “My First Job: [Your Tribe’s Name]”. HUD looks forward to sharing your stories throughout the summer!


Total Development Costs (TDC) for Affordable Housing under NAHASDA- Published
May 4, 2016

PIH 2016-07 Notice extends program requirements of PIH Notice 2015-09 dated June 4, 2015, and transmit the updated schedule for the maximum amount of funds that may be used for affordable housing under NAHASDA. 


Tribal Consultation on regarding equal access to HUD’s programs Native American Programs regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status
May 9, 2016

This Dear Tribal Leader Letter informs leaders of Native American and Native Hawaiian programs that a proposed rule was published today in the Federal Register regarding equal access to HUD’s programs regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status.Comments are due by July 8, 2016


Tribal HUD-VASH New Homepage!
May 8, 2016

The Tribal HUD-VASH homepage features Related Notices and Guidance, Training and Webcasts, and Useful links for those administering the Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Demonstration Program (Tribal HUD-VASH). 


Healthy Homes Mobile App Launched
May 8, 2016

HUD has unveiled a new mobile app to help educate the public about hidden home hazards that can impact the health of their families.  The application is designed to raise awareness about potentially serious health and safety problems in the home and the steps consumers can take to protect themselves. The Healthy Homes App is available via Apple iTunes and Google Play.


Small Business Administration Growth Accelerator Fund Competition for Small Businesses
May 2, 2016

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching the third annual Growth Accelerator Fund competition for accelerators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models to compete for monetary prizes of $50,000 each.  The winners of this year’s contest must demonstrate the ability to raise (or have plans to raise) a 4 to 1 match of prizes awarded; however, Native American accelerators must only demonstration a 1 to 1 match.  Click Here to Apply.  Deadline to apply is June 3, 2016.


USDA seeks Tribal community sites to host free summer meals program for youth
April 4, 2016

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites. Click here to learn how to become a sponsor site. Deadlines vary by State between April 15th and June 15th. Click here for a list of State contact information and deadlines.


Income Limits published! New ONAP Program Guidance 2016-02
April 1, 2016

This guidance replaces Program Guidance 2015-01 (R) and Program Guidance 2015-01a (R), amending Income Limits for Alaska with the latest HUD Income Limits. ONAP Program Guidance 2016-02


GSA National Desk Reference Guides for Tribes and Tribal Organizations
March 31, 2016

The U.S. General Services Administration recently published three desk guides to assist tribes and tribal organizations in accessing GSA goods and services.

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HUD's Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) administers housing and community development programs that benefit American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments, tribal members, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Native Hawaiians, and other Native American organizations. Read more about ONAP’s mission, funding programs, directory, and program accomplishments.

What's New on Codetalk
National Native Youth Summit APPLY NOW! HUD 2016 National Native Youth Summit. Application deadline is September 2, 2016
August 16, 2016

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Native American Programs is sponsoring a three-day National Native Youth Summit in Washington, D.C. September 24th–27th, 2016.

Teams of 4 tribal youth, ages 14–17, (along with one adult chaperone) will spend 3 days learning about building community and developing leadership skills. Youth will be trained as Native Youth Ambassadors to implement community development projects when they return home. All travel, accommodations and food costs will be covered.

While in Washington, DC Youth Ambassadors will:
  • Tour National Monuments and learn about federal Indian Policy
  • Meet with key staff at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
 

Applications will be reviewed in the order received, so apply early! Application deadline is September 2, 2016!
Click Here to Apply.


Reminder! Comments on Housing Needs Study Draft Report due August 23, 2016
August 8, 2016

On July 7, 2016, HUD issued the draft report of the Housing Needs Study in Indian Country by email to tribal leaders.  HUD has requested that tribes review and comment on the report by August 23, 2016. Click Here for Dear Tribal Leaders letter.


The National Tribal Air Association (NTAA) has re-opened the NTAA National Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Needs Assessment for Indian Country Reminder
August 8, 2016

The NTAA IAQ Work Group has re-opened the NTAA National IAQ Needs Assessment in hopes that more Tribes will participate to provide a complete picture of the IAQ needs in Indian Country. NTAA recently published a Final Report on the IAQ National Needs Assessment for Indian Country that can be downloaded here. While over 80 Tribes completed the Needs Assessment, the NTAA IAQ Work Group is hoping more Tribes can fill it out. Broad participation will better inform the NTAA’s work on Tribal air quality issues, programs, and policies

You and your Tribal community can help provide the facts needed to make the case to improve funding for IAQ in Tribal housing by filling out the NTAA’s Indoor Air Quality Needs Assessment here.

Please allocate at least an hour to answer all the questions. When you are finished, simply click on the "submit" button at the end of the survey to ensure your answers are properly counted. To access a paper copy of the Needs Assessment to help you prepare to submit the online version, click here.


Zuni Housing Authority inspiring documentary, "More than building homes; building a sustainable community"
August 5, 2016

Zuni Housing AuthorityThe 13-minute documentary, "More than building homes; building a sustainable community," directed by Nicholas Nelson highlights some of the many accomplishments of the Zuni Housing Authority. With 13 different sources of funding from four agencies, including HUD, the Zuni Housing Authority successfully manages $15.4 million dollars annually. The video features several homeowners and the hard-working members of the housing authority's force account construction crew. Located in the remote and beautiful area of Zuni, New Mexico, the homes take full advantage of the areas natural resources and views. Employment at the Zuni Housing Authority has provided the resources for many tribal members to stay in Zuni, taking pride in how they contribute to the well-being of their community. Contact: Michael Chavez, Executive Director of the Zuni Housing Authority.



HUD Secretary Julián Castro meets with Northern Plains Tribal Leaders in North DakotaHUD Secretary Julián Castro meets with Northern Plains Tribal Leaders in North Dakota
August 3, 2016

HUD Secretary Julián Castro and U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) met with Northern Plains tribal leaders and attended the “BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS, BUILDING COMMUNITIES” Tribal Housing Summit in Bismark, ND this week. The two-day Summit provided the opportunity to get input from tribal leaders and to brainstorm ways to address severe housing needs in tribal areas, and removing barriers to opportunity that Native American families face. Click Here for pictures of Secretary Castro at the event.



Draft Housing Needs Study Report. Comments due by August 23rd
August 1, 2016

HUD is seeking input from tribal leaders and housing executives on the Congressionally-mandated study of Housing Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives and Technical Appendices Draft Report. Final report expected to be published December 2016. Tribal Leaders and Housing Executives may submit comments on the Draft Housing Needs Study by August 23, 2016. For a copy of the draft study and related materials, contact Elizabeth Rudd at Elizabeth.C.Rudd@hud.gov.


Section 184 revised forms and procedures for lenders effective July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016

The following Section 184 Home Loan Guarantee forms and processes have been revised. Lenders should use the revised forms effective July 1, 2016.

If Lenders have any questions, please contact Nathan Simms via email (nathan.simms@hud.gov) or by phone at (202) 402-5043.


Tribal HUD VASH Rental Assistance Payments (RAP) Contract Requirements Program Guidance 2016-04 Issued
June 28, 2016

This notice provides guidance to participating tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) on requirements for Rental Assistance Payment (RAP) contracts and residential leases under the Tribal HUD-VASH demonstration program. Click Here for pdf version.


HUD to Establish a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee – Request for Comments on Committee Structure due July 23, 2016
June 23, 2016

Published today is a request for comments and recommendations regarding the establishment of a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (TIAC), consisting of tribal representatives, to assist HUD further develop and maintain its Indian housing programs. The TIAC is intended to further communications between HUD and Federally recognized Indian tribes on HUD programs, make recommendations to HUD regarding current program regulations, provide advice in the development of HUD’s American Indian and Alaska Native housing priorities, and encourage peer learning and capacity building among tribes and non-tribal entities. Consistent with HUD’s Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy, this notice solicits input on the structure of the TIAC. Comments are due July 23, 2016. Click here for Federal Register Notice and Dear Tribal Leader Letter.


HUD Final Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy published in Federal Register today!
June 23, 2016

HUD’s final Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy follows publication of an April 8, 2015, request for public comment on HUD’s proposed Tribal Consultation Policy and, after consideration of the public comments submitted in response to the April 8, 2015, notice, adopts the proposed policy without change. All of the materials leading up and including this final policy can be viewed on HUD’s Tribal Consultation website and Dear Tribal Leader Letter


Tribal feedback on proposed fee increase for participation in Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program
June 24, 2016

Dear Tribal Leader Letter request your comments on a proposal to increase the annual fee that borrowers must pay to participate in the Indian Housing Loan Guarantee program, also known as the Section 184 program for all new loan guarantees beginning in FY 2017. The comment period will be open until July 23, 2016.


HUD to Establish a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee – Request for Comments on Committee Structure due July 23, 2016
June 23, 2016

Published today is a request for comments and recommendations regarding the establishment of a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (TIAC), consisting of tribal representatives, to assist HUD further develop and maintain its Indian housing programs. The TIAC is intended to further communications between HUD and Federally recognized Indian tribes on HUD programs, make recommendations to HUD regarding current program regulations, provide advice in the development of HUD’s American Indian and Alaska Native housing priorities, and encourage peer learning and capacity building among tribes and non-tribal entities. Consistent with HUD’s Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy, this notice solicits input on the structure of the TIAC. Comments are due July 23, 2016. Click here


HUD Final Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy published in Federal Register today!
June 23, 2016

HUD’s final Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy follows publication of an April 8, 2015, request for public comment on HUD’s proposed Tribal Consultation Policy and, after consideration of the public comments submitted in response to the April 8, 2015, notice, adopts the proposed policy without change. All of the materials leading up and including this final policy can be viewed on HUD’s Tribal Consultation website.


Coming Soon! Housing Needs Study Draft Report to be issued July 7, 2016
June 21, 2016

HUD will issue the draft report of the Housing Needs Study in Indian Country and requests that tribes review and comment on the report by August 23, 2016. Click Here for Dear Tribal Leaders letter.


FAQs for 2016 Indian Community Development Block Grants Published
June 6, 2016

The FY2016 Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (ICDBG) Notice of Funding Availability has been posted on www.grants.gov 
(Funding Opportunity FR-6000-N-23).  The ICDBG Program provides eligible grantees with direct grants for use in developing viable Indian and Alaska Native Communities, including decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities, primarily for low and moderate income persons.  Applications are due by June 14, 2016.  

Click here to Apply

NEW! FAQs updated June 6, 2016


Spokane Tribe of Indians of Washington and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota named 2016 Promise Zone by President Obama
June 6, 2016

The Obama Administration today named the final nine Promise Zones across the country - high poverty areas in select urban, rural and tribal communities. Through the Promise Zone Initiative, the Federal government will work strategically with local leaders to boost economic activity and job growth, improve educational opportunities, reduce crime and leverage private investment to improve the quality of life in these vulnerable areas. Read the full Press Release Here

Additional information on rural and Tribal Promise Zones is available at www.usda.gov/promisezones.


Improved on-line tool to facilitate consultation with Indian Tribes about HUD-assisted development under Section 106 Historic Preservation
May 31, 2016

HUD’s Office of Environment and Energy, has completed a new update of the Tribal Directory Assessment Tool( TDAT 2.1), a database of tribal contact information and geographic areas of current or ancestral interest. It is used to identify Indian tribes that may have an interest in consulting on HUD-assisted projects that might impact historic properties of religious and cultural significance, as required under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 review process. TDAT does not include the locations of specific archeological sites. The Section 106 review process requires consultation about historic properties of religious and cultural significance to tribal communities. Additional information about Section 106 and tribal consultation is available at: https://www.hudexchange.info/environmental-review/historic-preservation/tribal-consultation/


Tribal Consultation on proposed rule to revise the Indian Housing Block Grant Formula
May 31, 2016

This Dear Tribal Leader Letter informs leaders of Native American and Native Hawaiian programs that a proposed rule was published today in the Federal Register that would revise the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program allocation formula authorized by section 302 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, as amended (NAHASDA). Comments are due by August 1, 2016.


Heidi J. Frechette selected Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) of the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP), effective Tuesday, May 31, 2016
May 25, 2016

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, Lourdes Castro Ramirez, is pleased to announce the selection of Heidi J. Frechette (Menominee/Brothertown) to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) of the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP).

In this capacity, Ms. Frechette will manage a budget of more than $700 million and lead a team of approximately 140 professional employees in Washington, DC, and across the nation. This team works closely with 567 American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities, to provide quality affordable housing, improve housing infrastructure, expand self-sufficiency initiatives, increase homeownership opportunities, and develop thriving economies. Read More about Ms. Frechette's background and prior work experience.


USDA is hosting technical assistance webinars on Supportive Housing for Tribes
May 24, 2016

Click Here for more info and flyer on the webinar series on “Permanent Supportive Housing: A Comprehensive Approach to Tribal Housing.”

WEBINAR I: June 3, 2016, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time 
• Marilyn Zimmerman / Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
• Dede Devine / Native American Connections
• Liz Drapa / Corporation for Supportive Housing


WEBINAR II: June 15, 2016, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time 
• Karen Diver / White House Domestic Policy Council, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
• Ben Bement / White Earth Dream Catcher Homes
• Dede Devine / Native American Connections


WEBINAR III: June 21, 2016, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time 
• Tedd Buelow / USDA Rural Development
• Tom Carney / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
• Martha Egan, Rachel Ryan, Heather Zenone, Maia Banks-Scheetz, Stanley Koutstaal, and Rachel Gwilliam / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• Traci Mouw / USDA Food and Nutrition Service 


White House 2016 Youth Summer Opportunity Project Dear Tribal Leader Letter
May 16, 2016

HUD is excited to be partnering with the White House on the 2016 Youth Summer Opportunity Project. This Dear Tribal Leader Letter lists several federal resources that are available to help young people in your communities.

To highlight your on-going efforts to provide young people with employment and job-readiness experiences this summer, please participate in the White House’s My First Job social media campaign by sending success stories from youth in your community to Lissette.Flores@hud.gov, with the subject line: “My First Job: [Your Tribe’s Name]”. HUD looks forward to sharing your stories throughout the summer!


Total Development Costs (TDC) for Affordable Housing under NAHASDA- Published
May 4, 2016

PIH 2016-07 Notice extends program requirements of PIH Notice 2015-09 dated June 4, 2015, and transmit the updated schedule for the maximum amount of funds that may be used for affordable housing under NAHASDA. 


Tribal Consultation on regarding equal access to HUD’s programs Native American Programs regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status
May 9, 2016

This Dear Tribal Leader Letter informs leaders of Native American and Native Hawaiian programs that a proposed rule was published today in the Federal Register regarding equal access to HUD’s programs regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status.Comments are due by July 8, 2016


Tribal HUD-VASH New Homepage!
May 8, 2016

The Tribal HUD-VASH homepage features Related Notices and Guidance, Training and Webcasts, and Useful links for those administering the Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Demonstration Program (Tribal HUD-VASH). 


Healthy Homes Mobile App Launched
May 8, 2016

HUD has unveiled a new mobile app to help educate the public about hidden home hazards that can impact the health of their families.  The application is designed to raise awareness about potentially serious health and safety problems in the home and the steps consumers can take to protect themselves. The Healthy Homes App is available via Apple iTunes and Google Play.


Small Business Administration Growth Accelerator Fund Competition for Small Businesses
May 2, 2016

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching the third annual Growth Accelerator Fund competition for accelerators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models to compete for monetary prizes of $50,000 each.  The winners of this year’s contest must demonstrate the ability to raise (or have plans to raise) a 4 to 1 match of prizes awarded; however, Native American accelerators must only demonstration a 1 to 1 match.  Click Here to Apply.  Deadline to apply is June 3, 2016.


USDA seeks Tribal community sites to host free summer meals program for youth
April 4, 2016

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites. Click here to learn how to become a sponsor site. Deadlines vary by State between April 15th and June 15th. Click here for a list of State contact information and deadlines.


Income Limits published! New ONAP Program Guidance 2016-02
April 1, 2016

This guidance replaces Program Guidance 2015-01 (R) and Program Guidance 2015-01a (R), amending Income Limits for Alaska with the latest HUD Income Limits. ONAP Program Guidance 2016-02


GSA National Desk Reference Guides for Tribes and Tribal Organizations
March 31, 2016

The U.S. General Services Administration recently published three desk guides to assist tribes and tribal organizations in accessing GSA goods and services.

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HUD 2016 National Native Youth Summit

HUD's Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) administers housing and community development programs that benefit American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments, tribal members, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Native Hawaiians, and other Native American organizations. Read more about ONAP’s mission, funding programs, directory, and program accomplishments.

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National Native Youth Summit APPLY NOW! HUD 2016 National Native Youth Summit. Application deadline is September 2, 2016
August 16, 2016

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Native American Programs is sponsoring a three-day National Native Youth Summit in Washington, D.C. September 24th–27th, 2016.

Teams of 4 tribal youth, ages 14–17, (along with one adult chaperone) will spend 3 days learning about building community and developing leadership skills. Youth will be trained as Native Youth Ambassadors to implement community development projects when they return home. All travel, accommodations and food costs will be covered.

While in Washington, DC Youth Ambassadors will:
  • Tour National Monuments and learn about federal Indian Policy
  • Meet with key staff at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
 

Applications will be reviewed in the order received, so apply early! Application deadline is September 2, 2016!
Click Here to Apply.


Reminder! Comments on Housing Needs Study Draft Report due August 23, 2016
August 8, 2016

On July 7, 2016, HUD issued the draft report of the Housing Needs Study in Indian Country by email to tribal leaders.  HUD has requested that tribes review and comment on the report by August 23, 2016. Click Here for Dear Tribal Leaders letter.


The National Tribal Air Association (NTAA) has re-opened the NTAA National Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Needs Assessment for Indian Country Reminder
August 8, 2016

The NTAA IAQ Work Group has re-opened the NTAA National IAQ Needs Assessment in hopes that more Tribes will participate to provide a complete picture of the IAQ needs in Indian Country. NTAA recently published a Final Report on the IAQ National Needs Assessment for Indian Country that can be downloaded here. While over 80 Tribes completed the Needs Assessment, the NTAA IAQ Work Group is hoping more Tribes can fill it out. Broad participation will better inform the NTAA’s work on Tribal air quality issues, programs, and policies

You and your Tribal community can help provide the facts needed to make the case to improve funding for IAQ in Tribal housing by filling out the NTAA’s Indoor Air Quality Needs Assessment here.

Please allocate at least an hour to answer all the questions. When you are finished, simply click on the "submit" button at the end of the survey to ensure your answers are properly counted. To access a paper copy of the Needs Assessment to help you prepare to submit the online version, click here.


Zuni Housing Authority inspiring documentary, "More than building homes; building a sustainable community"
August 5, 2016

Zuni Housing AuthorityThe 13-minute documentary, "More than building homes; building a sustainable community," directed by Nicholas Nelson highlights some of the many accomplishments of the Zuni Housing Authority. With 13 different sources of funding from four agencies, including HUD, the Zuni Housing Authority successfully manages $15.4 million dollars annually. The video features several homeowners and the hard-working members of the housing authority's force account construction crew. Located in the remote and beautiful area of Zuni, New Mexico, the homes take full advantage of the areas natural resources and views. Employment at the Zuni Housing Authority has provided the resources for many tribal members to stay in Zuni, taking pride in how they contribute to the well-being of their community. Contact: Michael Chavez, Executive Director of the Zuni Housing Authority.



HUD Secretary Julián Castro meets with Northern Plains Tribal Leaders in North DakotaHUD Secretary Julián Castro meets with Northern Plains Tribal Leaders in North Dakota
August 3, 2016

HUD Secretary Julián Castro and U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) met with Northern Plains tribal leaders and attended the “BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS, BUILDING COMMUNITIES” Tribal Housing Summit in Bismark, ND this week. The two-day Summit provided the opportunity to get input from tribal leaders and to brainstorm ways to address severe housing needs in tribal areas, and removing barriers to opportunity that Native American families face. Click Here for pictures of Secretary Castro at the event.



Draft Housing Needs Study Report. Comments due by August 23rd
August 1, 2016

HUD is seeking input from tribal leaders and housing executives on the Congressionally-mandated study of Housing Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives and Technical Appendices Draft Report. Final report expected to be published December 2016. Tribal Leaders and Housing Executives may submit comments on the Draft Housing Needs Study by August 23, 2016. For a copy of the draft study and related materials, contact Elizabeth Rudd at Elizabeth.C.Rudd@hud.gov.


Section 184 revised forms and procedures for lenders effective July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016

The following Section 184 Home Loan Guarantee forms and processes have been revised. Lenders should use the revised forms effective July 1, 2016.

If Lenders have any questions, please contact Nathan Simms via email (nathan.simms@hud.gov) or by phone at (202) 402-5043.


Tribal HUD VASH Rental Assistance Payments (RAP) Contract Requirements Program Guidance 2016-04 Issued
June 28, 2016

This notice provides guidance to participating tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) on requirements for Rental Assistance Payment (RAP) contracts and residential leases under the Tribal HUD-VASH demonstration program. Click Here for pdf version.


HUD to Establish a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee – Request for Comments on Committee Structure due July 23, 2016
June 23, 2016

Published today is a request for comments and recommendations regarding the establishment of a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (TIAC), consisting of tribal representatives, to assist HUD further develop and maintain its Indian housing programs. The TIAC is intended to further communications between HUD and Federally recognized Indian tribes on HUD programs, make recommendations to HUD regarding current program regulations, provide advice in the development of HUD’s American Indian and Alaska Native housing priorities, and encourage peer learning and capacity building among tribes and non-tribal entities. Consistent with HUD’s Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy, this notice solicits input on the structure of the TIAC. Comments are due July 23, 2016. Click here for Federal Register Notice and Dear Tribal Leader Letter.


HUD Final Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy published in Federal Register today!
June 23, 2016

HUD’s final Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy follows publication of an April 8, 2015, request for public comment on HUD’s proposed Tribal Consultation Policy and, after consideration of the public comments submitted in response to the April 8, 2015, notice, adopts the proposed policy without change. All of the materials leading up and including this final policy can be viewed on HUD’s Tribal Consultation website and Dear Tribal Leader Letter


Tribal feedback on proposed fee increase for participation in Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program
June 24, 2016

Dear Tribal Leader Letter request your comments on a proposal to increase the annual fee that borrowers must pay to participate in the Indian Housing Loan Guarantee program, also known as the Section 184 program for all new loan guarantees beginning in FY 2017. The comment period will be open until July 23, 2016.


HUD to Establish a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee – Request for Comments on Committee Structure due July 23, 2016
June 23, 2016

Published today is a request for comments and recommendations regarding the establishment of a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (TIAC), consisting of tribal representatives, to assist HUD further develop and maintain its Indian housing programs. The TIAC is intended to further communications between HUD and Federally recognized Indian tribes on HUD programs, make recommendations to HUD regarding current program regulations, provide advice in the development of HUD’s American Indian and Alaska Native housing priorities, and encourage peer learning and capacity building among tribes and non-tribal entities. Consistent with HUD’s Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy, this notice solicits input on the structure of the TIAC. Comments are due July 23, 2016. Click here


HUD Final Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy published in Federal Register today!
June 23, 2016

HUD’s final Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy follows publication of an April 8, 2015, request for public comment on HUD’s proposed Tribal Consultation Policy and, after consideration of the public comments submitted in response to the April 8, 2015, notice, adopts the proposed policy without change. All of the materials leading up and including this final policy can be viewed on HUD’s Tribal Consultation website.


Coming Soon! Housing Needs Study Draft Report to be issued July 7, 2016
June 21, 2016

HUD will issue the draft report of the Housing Needs Study in Indian Country and requests that tribes review and comment on the report by August 23, 2016. Click Here for Dear Tribal Leaders letter.


FAQs for 2016 Indian Community Development Block Grants Published
June 6, 2016

The FY2016 Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (ICDBG) Notice of Funding Availability has been posted on www.grants.gov 
(Funding Opportunity FR-6000-N-23).  The ICDBG Program provides eligible grantees with direct grants for use in developing viable Indian and Alaska Native Communities, including decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities, primarily for low and moderate income persons.  Applications are due by June 14, 2016.  

Click here to Apply

NEW! FAQs updated June 6, 2016


Spokane Tribe of Indians of Washington and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota named 2016 Promise Zone by President Obama
June 6, 2016

The Obama Administration today named the final nine Promise Zones across the country - high poverty areas in select urban, rural and tribal communities. Through the Promise Zone Initiative, the Federal government will work strategically with local leaders to boost economic activity and job growth, improve educational opportunities, reduce crime and leverage private investment to improve the quality of life in these vulnerable areas. Read the full Press Release Here

Additional information on rural and Tribal Promise Zones is available at www.usda.gov/promisezones.


Improved on-line tool to facilitate consultation with Indian Tribes about HUD-assisted development under Section 106 Historic Preservation
May 31, 2016

HUD’s Office of Environment and Energy, has completed a new update of the Tribal Directory Assessment Tool( TDAT 2.1), a database of tribal contact information and geographic areas of current or ancestral interest. It is used to identify Indian tribes that may have an interest in consulting on HUD-assisted projects that might impact historic properties of religious and cultural significance, as required under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 review process. TDAT does not include the locations of specific archeological sites. The Section 106 review process requires consultation about historic properties of religious and cultural significance to tribal communities. Additional information about Section 106 and tribal consultation is available at: https://www.hudexchange.info/environmental-review/historic-preservation/tribal-consultation/


Tribal Consultation on proposed rule to revise the Indian Housing Block Grant Formula
May 31, 2016

This Dear Tribal Leader Letter informs leaders of Native American and Native Hawaiian programs that a proposed rule was published today in the Federal Register that would revise the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program allocation formula authorized by section 302 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, as amended (NAHASDA). Comments are due by August 1, 2016.


Heidi J. Frechette selected Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) of the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP), effective Tuesday, May 31, 2016
May 25, 2016

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, Lourdes Castro Ramirez, is pleased to announce the selection of Heidi J. Frechette (Menominee/Brothertown) to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) of the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP).

In this capacity, Ms. Frechette will manage a budget of more than $700 million and lead a team of approximately 140 professional employees in Washington, DC, and across the nation. This team works closely with 567 American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities, to provide quality affordable housing, improve housing infrastructure, expand self-sufficiency initiatives, increase homeownership opportunities, and develop thriving economies. Read More about Ms. Frechette's background and prior work experience.


USDA is hosting technical assistance webinars on Supportive Housing for Tribes
May 24, 2016

Click Here for more info and flyer on the webinar series on “Permanent Supportive Housing: A Comprehensive Approach to Tribal Housing.”

WEBINAR I: June 3, 2016, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time 
• Marilyn Zimmerman / Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
• Dede Devine / Native American Connections
• Liz Drapa / Corporation for Supportive Housing


WEBINAR II: June 15, 2016, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time 
• Karen Diver / White House Domestic Policy Council, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
• Ben Bement / White Earth Dream Catcher Homes
• Dede Devine / Native American Connections


WEBINAR III: June 21, 2016, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time 
• Tedd Buelow / USDA Rural Development
• Tom Carney / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
• Martha Egan, Rachel Ryan, Heather Zenone, Maia Banks-Scheetz, Stanley Koutstaal, and Rachel Gwilliam / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• Traci Mouw / USDA Food and Nutrition Service 


White House 2016 Youth Summer Opportunity Project Dear Tribal Leader Letter
May 16, 2016

HUD is excited to be partnering with the White House on the 2016 Youth Summer Opportunity Project. This Dear Tribal Leader Letter lists several federal resources that are available to help young people in your communities.

To highlight your on-going efforts to provide young people with employment and job-readiness experiences this summer, please participate in the White House’s My First Job social media campaign by sending success stories from youth in your community to Lissette.Flores@hud.gov, with the subject line: “My First Job: [Your Tribe’s Name]”. HUD looks forward to sharing your stories throughout the summer!


Total Development Costs (TDC) for Affordable Housing under NAHASDA- Published
May 4, 2016

PIH 2016-07 Notice extends program requirements of PIH Notice 2015-09 dated June 4, 2015, and transmit the updated schedule for the maximum amount of funds that may be used for affordable housing under NAHASDA. 


Tribal Consultation on regarding equal access to HUD’s programs Native American Programs regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status
May 9, 2016

This Dear Tribal Leader Letter informs leaders of Native American and Native Hawaiian programs that a proposed rule was published today in the Federal Register regarding equal access to HUD’s programs regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status.Comments are due by July 8, 2016


Tribal HUD-VASH New Homepage!
May 8, 2016

The Tribal HUD-VASH homepage features Related Notices and Guidance, Training and Webcasts, and Useful links for those administering the Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Demonstration Program (Tribal HUD-VASH). 


Healthy Homes Mobile App Launched
May 8, 2016

HUD has unveiled a new mobile app to help educate the public about hidden home hazards that can impact the health of their families.  The application is designed to raise awareness about potentially serious health and safety problems in the home and the steps consumers can take to protect themselves. The Healthy Homes App is available via Apple iTunes and Google Play.


Small Business Administration Growth Accelerator Fund Competition for Small Businesses
May 2, 2016

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching the third annual Growth Accelerator Fund competition for accelerators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models to compete for monetary prizes of $50,000 each.  The winners of this year’s contest must demonstrate the ability to raise (or have plans to raise) a 4 to 1 match of prizes awarded; however, Native American accelerators must only demonstration a 1 to 1 match.  Click Here to Apply.  Deadline to apply is June 3, 2016.


USDA seeks Tribal community sites to host free summer meals program for youth
April 4, 2016

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites. Click here to learn how to become a sponsor site. Deadlines vary by State between April 15th and June 15th. Click here for a list of State contact information and deadlines.


Income Limits published! New ONAP Program Guidance 2016-02
April 1, 2016

This guidance replaces Program Guidance 2015-01 (R) and Program Guidance 2015-01a (R), amending Income Limits for Alaska with the latest HUD Income Limits. ONAP Program Guidance 2016-02


GSA National Desk Reference Guides for Tribes and Tribal Organizations
March 31, 2016

The U.S. General Services Administration recently published three desk guides to assist tribes and tribal organizations in accessing GSA goods and services.

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