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SWONAP ensures that safe, decent and affordable housing is available to Native American families, creates economic opportunities for Tribes and Indian housing residents, assists Tribes in the formulation of plans and strategies for community development, and assures fiscal integrity in the operation of the programs.  Join Our Mailing List.

Service Area: Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico & Ysleta del Sur

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New community space celebrated at Tohono O’odham Nation (Nov 2016)

The Tohono O’odham Ki:Ki Association (TOKA) and the Tohono O’odham Nation celebrated a new 3,500-square-foot community center at a grand opening ceremony last month in Sells, AZ. Read more...

HUD’s Southwest Office of Native American Programs is pleased to share the Information below from HUD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Native American Programs regarding the establishment of a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee. This Committee will facilitate communication between HUD and tribal leaders on housing priorities and strengthen capacity building opportunities. The Committee will enhance regular, meaningful consultation and collaboration between federal and tribal officials. Also attached is the Federal Register notice which announces the establishment of HUD’s Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee and calls for nominations to that Committee. Instructions for nominating a tribal official to the Committee are outlined in the Federal Register notice. Nominations are due by February 21, 2017.

FY 2017 IHBG Formula Estimates

If you or your tribes have any questions, please contact the IHBG Formula Customer Service at 1-800-410-8808.


Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) for Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities for a wide variety of tribal housing and related issues. To request specialized Technical Assistance and/or Training from SWONAP, contact Debbie Broermann at or David Southerland at

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, and read individual project summaries here. Click Here for the full Press Release.


By: Adam Rose, Senior Project Coordinator

Pueblo of Acoma Housing Authority (PAHA) The Pueblo of Acoma Housing Authority (PAHA)

The Acoma Pueblo (New Mexico) has earned the reputation as the oldest continually inhabited community in North America for its “Sky City,” a mesa-top village of more than 250 dwellings that were built on a 367-foot sandstone bluff starting in 1150 A.D.

Acoma’s Housing project is one of only a few Native American sites to be designated on the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and it has been captivating to visit and reflect on the community’s thousand years of housing and culture. The Pueblo of Acoma Housing Authority (PAHA) will link this history and culture to the present by building 30 new affordable homes. PAHA LIHTC Homes #1 recently received an award of Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) from the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority!: PAHA’s project was awarded in a New Mexico competitive round with only a 30 percent success rate! With this allocation, the housing authority will build 30 new units, a new community building, and an outdoor recreation area on the Acoma Indian Reservation. The new homes will be located about 10 miles from the historic village in a residential neighborhood within walking distance of many amenities and services. The project consists of three multifamily buildings, two of which will contain 12 units, and one that will contain six units. The new 1,355-square-foot community building is centrally located and will include a large meeting room and kitchen. It will host programs such as quarterly financial literacy trainings at no cost to the residents. Outside the community building, residents will have access to a picnic pavilion, bike and walking path, playground and recreation space, and a full-court basketball court. Click here to read more about the project and Sky City!

Agua Caliente Band's Pursuit of Energy Self-Sufficiency Gains Momentum

In 2005, the Agua Caliente Band applied for and was competitively selected to receive a First Steps grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a comprehensive tribal energy plan that aligned with the Tribe’s goals and values of self-determination, prosperity, and sustainability. Read More here

Tohono O’odham Ki:Ki Association TOKA awarded $2.5 million Title VI Loan Guarantee renovate 20-units

Over half of the units will be modernized to provide accessibility for the disabled and elderly. All units will be upgraded for energy efficiency. For complete project summary, click here.

  • Tohono O’odham Ki:Ki Association houses a family of eight through HUD’s Veterans Administration Supportive Housing (VASH vouchers). For complete story, click here.

Contact Information

Phoenix Office
One North Central Avenue, Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ, 85004-2361
Telephone: (602) 379-7200
FAX: (602) 379-3101

Albuquerque Office
500 Gold Avenue SW, 7th Floor, Suite 7301
PO Box 906, Albuquerque, NM 87103-0906
Phone: (505) 346-6923
FAX: (505) 346-7220