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COVID-19 Resources for Native Americans

For additional ONAP COVID-19 resources, please visit the ONAP COVID-19 Recovery Programs web page

 

Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG-ARP) and Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG-ARP) Resources


American Rescue Plan Programs

IHBG-ARP

  • Dear Tribal Leader Letter- IHBG-ARP Implementation Notice (April 14, 2021)
    • IHP-APR for IHBG-ARP (Updated April 27, 2021)
    • PIH 2021-11- IHBG-ARP Implementation Notice (April 13, 2021) Provides Indian tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) with instructions on how to apply for IHBG Program funding under ARP and other program requirements.

ICDBG-ARP

PIH 2021-20 ICDBG-ARP Implementation Notice (July 30, 2021) Provides Indian tribes with instructions on how to apply for ICDBG Program funding under ARP and other program requirements.

Indian Community Development Block Grant American Rescue Plan (ICDBG-ARP) Implementation Notice (July 20, 2021)

Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant (NHHBG) Program

 


Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG-CARES) and Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG-CARES) Resources
 

(Updated) IHP-APR for IHBG-CARES/IHBG-ARP (Updated April 27, 2021)

Dear Tribal Leader Letter- CARES Act Reporting Update (March 26, 2021)

Frequently Asked Questions for Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) (March 8, 2021)

Dear Tribal Leader Letter: Supporting Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine (February 18, 2021)
This Dear Tribal Leader letter provides guidance on how program funding can be used for activities related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Notice PIH 2021-06: ICDBG-CARES Grant Amendment Notice (January 15, 2021) - Process for Amending ICDBG-CARES Grants

Dear Tribal Leader: CARES Act Reporting (October 23, 2020)

Waiver of Undisbursed Funds Factor under IHBG Formula for FY21 (September 30, 2020)

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 National Emergency, Tribes and TDHEs have experienced delays in expending their Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program funding. To provide relief to these Tribes and TDHEs, HUD is waiving the Undisbursed Funds Factor at 24 CFR 1000.342 with respect to the fiscal year (FY) 2021 IHBG program allocation formula. The waiver provided in this Notice only affects the FY 2021 IHBG formula allocations and does not apply to IHBG formula allocations in years beyond FY 2021.

Table of Federal Resources Available to help Tribes, TDHEs, and Tribal Organizations Address COVID-19 and Ensure Compliance with Duplication of Benefits Requirements (September 4, 2020)

PIH Notice 2020-13: 2nd Waiver Notice (July 2, 2020)

  • Additional extensions of Indian Housing Plan and Annual Performance Report submission deadlines,
  • Addressing how IHBG-CARES funds will be treated under the Undisbursed Funds Factor in the Indian Housing Block Grant formula, and
  • Technical corrections to facilitate applying the CARES Act waivers to FY2019 Indian Community Development Block Grant funds.


ICDBG CARES Implementation Webinar Training Slides (PDF)

Dear Tribal Leader Letter: ICDBG-CARES Implementation Training (May 19, 2020)

Dear Tribal Leader Letter: ICDBG-CARES Implementation Notice (May 15, 2020)

ICDBG-CARES Implementation Notice (May 15, 2020)

Dear Tribal Leader: Publication of IHBG-CARES Implementation Notice (April 22, 2020)

IHBG-CARES Implementation Notice (April 22, 2020)

IHBG CARES Program Guidance (April 22, 2020)

IHBG CARES Formula Allocation by Region (April 2020)

IHBG Cares IHP Form (must check the IHBG CARES box for abbreviated version) (April 22, 2020)

Dear Tribal Leader Letter: Input Requested on ICDBG-CARES Act Grant Ceilings (April 15, 2020)

Dear Tribal Leader Letter: COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waiver Authority (April 14, 2020)

COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers for Indian Housing Block Grant and Indian Community Development Block Grant programs (Page 31) (April 10, 2020)

IHBG CARES Formula Allocation Dear Tribal Leader Cover Letter (April 3, 2020)

HUD CARES Act Native American Programs Funding Press Release (April 3, 2020)

HUD Guidance on Eligible Uses for Community Development Block Grant Funds to Support COVID-19 Responses (March 16, 2020)

For any questions about these resources, please contact the Office of Native American Programs via CodeTalk@hud.gov

 


Section 184/184A Home Loan Guarantee Resources

 

Dear Lender Letter 2021-07 (July 30, 2021)
The purpose of this Dear Lender Letter (DLL) is to inform Lenders of the extension of the foreclosure-related eviction moratorium for an additional period through September 30, 2021, and to remind them of the expiration of the foreclosure moratorium.

Dear Lender Letter 2021-06 (June 30, 2021)
The purpose of this Dear Lender Letter (DLL) is to inform Lenders of further extensions for the foreclosure and eviction moratoriums (July 31,2021), loan processing flexibilities, and the Borrower’s ability to request a COVID-19 Forbearance. This DLL also broadens Borrower eligibility for COVID-19 Loss Mitigation Options and expands COVID-19 Forbearance periods for certain Borrowers.

Dear Lender Letter 2021-02 (February 19, 2021)
The purpose of this Dear Lender Letter (DLL) is to inform Lenders of further extensions for the foreclosure and eviction moratoriums (June 30,2021), loan processing flexibilities, and the Borrower’s ability to request a COVID-19 Forbearance. This DLL also broadens Borrower eligibility for COVID-19 Loss Mitigation Options and expands COVID-19 Forbearance periods for certain Borrowers.

Loss Mitigation Advance Checklist (February 24, 2021)

Dear Lender Letter 2021-01 (January 21, 2021) - Extension of Foreclosure and Loan Flexibilities

Dear Lender Letter 2020-13 (December 21, 2020)
Description: Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee program (Section 184) and Section 184A Native Hawaiian Housing Loan Guarantee program (Section 184A) extension of foreclosure and eviction moratorium and loan processing flexibilities in connection with the Presidentially Declared COVID-19 National Emergency.

Monthly Servicing Report

Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program

Preventing Homelessness After Eviction Moratoriums Expire (July 31, 2020)

Dear Lender Letter-2020-12 (October 30, 2020)
Description: This Dear Lender letter extends the re-verification of employment and IRS tax transcript flexibilities originally issued in DLL 2020-05, extended in DLL 2020-06 and DLL 2020-08 and further extended in DLL 2020-10, for an additional period through December 31, 2020.

Dear Lender Letter 2020-11 (September 9, 2020) - Correction to Section 184A Loan Limits

Dear Lender Letter 2020-09 (August 14, 2020) - Office of Loan Guarantee Fiscal Year 2020 Year-End Closure

Dear Lender Letter 2020-08 (June 29, 2020)
Note: This Dear Lender Letter (DLL) informs lenders and servicers of an extension to the foreclosure and related evictions moratoriums originally issued in DLL 2020-04 and extended in DLL 2020-06 for borrowers with Section 184 or Section 184A guaranteed loans for an additional period through August 31, 2020. This DLL also extends loan processing flexibilities related to appraisals, verification of employment and IRS transcripts originally issued in DLL 2020-05 and extended in DLL 2020-06 to August 31, 2020.

Dear Lender Letter 2020-07 (June 22, 2020)

Dear Lender Letter 2020-06 (Updated guidance, extension of foreclosure moratorium under the CARES Act; and extension of loan processing related flexibilities.) (May 19, 2020)

Dear Lender Letter-2020-05 (April 9, 2020)

Dear Lender Letter-2020-04 (March 20, 2020)

Dear Lender Letter-2020-03 (March 14, 2020)

Dear Lender Letter-2020-02 (March 16, 2020)

For any questions about these resources, please contact the Office of Loan Guarantee at OLGINFO@hud.gov

 


 

Eviction Moratorium to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended the Order banning evictions for certain renters until July 31, 2021. The CDC Order is a temporary eviction moratorium to protect public health and prevent further spread of COVID-19. See additional resources below.

 


 

Helping Tenants Access their Economic Impact Payment

Join the Office of Public and Indian Housing along with guest speakers from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and United Way as they provide an overview of the Economic Impact Payment (EIP or stimulus payment) and provide suggestions on how Public Housing Authority’s and Tribes or Tribally Designated Housing Entities can help families and individuals access their stimulus payment. Many families and individuals may be missing out on accessing their EIP either because they aren’t required to file taxes, may not know how to apply, or may be homeless.

Learn about the resources specifically to help tenants file by the deadline.

ONAP COVID-19 Recovery Programs web page

 


 

Program Resources for Native Hawaiians

For more information on Native Hawaiian Housing programs, please contact Codetalk@hud.gov