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HUD is seeking Tribal Consultation on Section 184 Loan Guarantee Program regulations
February 13, 2018

HUD is seeking to consult with Tribal Nations and Tribal Leaders at the beginning of the Section 184 Loan Guarantee Program regulation drafting process in accordance with the Department’s Tribal Consultation Policy.  The Section 184 program is a home mortgage product specifically designed for American Indian and Alaska Native families, Alaska villages, tribes, or tribally designated housing entities. Congress established this program in 1992 to facilitate homeownership and increase access to capital in Native American Communities.  The program has grown from under 100 loans in 1994 to over 4,000 loans worth over $700 million in fiscal year 2017.   However, the regulatory framework that governs program has remained largely unchanged.    

HUD is open to all tribal comments on the Section 184 program.  More details about this Tribal Consultation can be found at:

To kick off this consultation, HUD will be holding two listening sessions:

  • February 12-15, 2018 at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 2018 Executive Council Winter Session in Washington, DC.
  • March 5-7, 2018 at the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) 2018 Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. 

Dear Tribal Leader Letter regarding Section 184 Listening Sessions 
February 2, 2018

HUD ONAP is seeking to consult with Tribal Nations and Tribal Leaders at the beginning of the Section 184 regulation drafting process in accordance with the HUD Government-to-Government Consultation Policy.  Click Here to read full text of the Dear Tribal Leader Letter. Email comments to 184consultation@hud.gov.

To kick off this consultation, HUD will be holding two listening sessions:

  • February 12-15, 2018 at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 2018 Executive Council Winter Session in Washington, DC.
  • March 5-7, 2018 at the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) 2018 Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. 

Vacancy Announcement: Directory of Grants Evaluation HUD Office of Native American Programs in Washington, DC 
January 30, 2018

The Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) is responsible for policy development and implementation of all ONAP programs in the assigned geographical area. Deadline to apply extended to February 14, 2018Apply Here (Public Announcement) and (Internal Announcement).


Earned Income Tax Credit Toolkit and Outreach Resources 
January 3, 2018

2017 Campaign PosterThe EITC provides more money back at tax time for about 30 million low- and moderate-income working  families. The EITC is a tax benefit for working people who earn lower or moderate incomes. The credit  offsets taxes, supplements very low wages, and encourages work.

The EITC can help cover any federal income tax workers may owe at tax time. Besides offsetting taxes,  workers earning lower wages may also get cash back through the EITC refund. Eligible workers who claim  the EITC on their tax return can receive a refund even if they do not owe income tax.

Single and married people who worked full- or part-time at some point during 2017 can qualify for the  EITC, if their income is below the following limits:

Number of
Qualifying Children
Single Married EITC Up to:
None $15,010 $20,600 $510
1 $39,617 $45,207 $3,400
2 $45,007 $50,597 $5,616
3 or more $48,340 $53,930 $6,318

Unfortunately, one in five eligible workers doesn’t claim the tax credit. You can help get the word out by including fliers in your office and including information in your newsletters, food bank bags, and community events.

HUD’s Office of Native American Programs would like to remind folks about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and request your assistance in sharing information about the EITC and free tax preparations services with your residents.


Dear Tribal Leader Letter regarding EPIC roll out May 1, 2018  
November 29, 2017

HUD ONAP is seeking comments from tribal leaders and Indian housing officials regarding the implementation of EPIC, the electronic system for submitting Indian Housing Plans (IHPs), Annual Performance Reports (APRs), IHP waivers and amendments, and Federal Financial Reports (SF-425s).  HUD plans to make EPIC available to all IHBG recipients beginning May 1, 2018.  Click Here to read full text of the Dear Tribal Leader Letter.   


HUD Releases a Historic Tax Credit toolkit
November 28, 2017

This past May HUD broadcast a webinar on Using the Historic Tax Credit for Affordable Housing.  To complement the webinar, we’ve assembled a toolkit that highlights the most critical components of the webinar, along with links to supporting resources.  The toolkit includes a recording of the webinar for you to share with your colleagues.  To view the toolkit, please click here


Updated HUD Tribal Directory Assistance Tool (TDAT)
November 28, 2017

A new version of the HUD Tribal Directory Assistance Tool (TDAT) is available at https://egis.hud.gov/tdat. TDAT links tribes’ geographic areas of current and ancestral interest down to the county level, and is utilized for tribal consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The functions of this version are the same as the last version of TDAT, but the look is different and it now functions on mobile devices. Updates to information listed in TDAT should be submitted through TDAT. This can be done by selecting “Menu”, and then “Feedback and Corrections.” 

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