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Save the Date!  ONAP National Best Practice featuring Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority - May 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. eastern.  

March 20, 2019

The third installment of HUD's National Best Practices Webinar Series will feature HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary, Heidi Frechette, interviewing Christopher Kolerok, Executive Director of the Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority about their Title VI construction project in Sevoonga featuring energy efficient construction utilizing their force account crew. 

The conference begins at 1:00 PM Eastern Time on May 23, 2019; you may join the conference 10 minutes prior.

Step 1: Dial into the conference.

Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 

Access Code: 0358217##

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Step 2: Join the conference on your computer.

Entry Link: http://ems8.intellor.com/login/813777



February 19, 2019              

HUD is reissuing the NOFA for the Indian Community Development Block Grant program (FR-6200-N-23) to receive additional applications for approximately 30 calendar days. Eligible applicants that did not submit an application under the original announcement that closed on January 7, 2019 will have the opportunity to submit applications during this time. Applicants that did submit an application under the original announcement may submit another application, though resubmission is not required. HUD will only evaluate the last submission received by Grants.gov, regardless of whether the application was submitted is under the original announcement or this reissued NOFA. The language and requirements remain the same as the original announcement with the exception of project start and end dates (see Section II.D of this NOFA). Deadline to apply is March 20, 2019.  



  • Applicants that applied under the original announcement that closed on January 7, 2019, may choose not to resubmit an application.  Estimated project start and end dates were revised based on the reopening of the application period.  Therefore applications whose Implementation Schedules are based on the previous start and end dates do not have to resubmit any information.  In the event of award, ONAP Area Offices will work with the grantee to revise Implementation Schedule prior to submitting the grant agreement. 
  • The “rating period” for current grantees evaluated under Rating Factor 1.2. Past Performance will remain January 7, 2016-January 7, 2019, regardless of whether the application was submitted under the original announcement or this reopened application period.
  • The term “new applicants” refers to an applicant that has either never received an ICDBG grant or an applicant whose prior grants have been closed for at least 12 months before applications are due (January 7, 2019).     

To view this opportunity package: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?dpp=1&oppPkgId=248503

Grant Opportunity: Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund Program.  Deadline to Apply is March 14, 2019

February 22, 2019

Competitive grants up to $1M to public housing agencies and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) to evaluate and reduce lead-based paint hazards in public housing by carrying out the activities of risk assessments, abatement, and interim controls (as those terms are defined in section 1004 of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 4851b)). This second round of funding makes available funds not awarded under the first round of competition. 

Apply to: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311401

Dear Tribal Leader letter announces FY2019 Funding Amounts

February 15, 2010

Today the President signed the FY2019 funding bill that funds ONAP through September 30, 2019.  Highlights from the funding bill are as follows.  For complete comparison of FY2018 and FY2019 enacted amount Click Here to read the full Dear Tribal Leaders letter.  



Indian Housing Block Grant


Indian Housing Loan Guarantee (Section 184)


Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant


Indian Community Development Block Grant


TOTAL: Office of Native American Programs


Meet Sharon! Section 184 Home Loan Guarantee homeowner

February 12, 2019

Section 184 homeowner “It was very rewarding to have the house keys handed to us”

Sharon Kidman of Albuquerque, New Mexico purchased a 3-bedroom, 1,750 square foot home in 2011 using the Section 184 Home Loan Guarantee Program.  Since program inception in 1992, HUD’s Office of Native American Programs has guaranteed nearly 43,000 loans providing $7.3 billion investment in Native communities.  To read her story, Click Here

Presentation Slides and Recording Available for ONAP Best Practice Webinar Series featuring: San Felipe Pueblo Housing Authority

December 6, 2018

San Felipe Pueblo homeThe second installment of HUD's National Best Practices Webinar Series will feature HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary, Heidi Frechette, interviewing Isaac Perez, Executive Director of the San Felipe Pueblo Housing Authority about their construction and renovation program to build homes that fit the traditional and cultural customs of the tribal members of the Pueblo of San Felipe. Through comprehensive planning, tribal input and coordination, and financed leveraging they were able to construct the first ever subdivision of the Pueblo of San Felipe. Learn about their Title VI conversion to 184 Loan process and tribal mortgage program. 


Section 184 Financing for Tribes webinar November 8th Recording Available

November 19, 2018

[PPT slide preview]The Section 184 Indian Home Loan Product is the #1 federal loan guarantee program serving American Indian and Alaska Native families across the country! Did you know that Tribe’s can also use the Section 184 loan to construct, rehabilitate, or acquire single families homes both on and off reservation?  The definition of Single Family includes a single unit, duplex, triplex, or a 4 plex.  As a tribe you can then use your units as rentals or sell it to families in your community.  Recorded webinar features Deanna Lucero, Section 184 Loan Guarantee Program Senior Loan Guarantee Specialist with the U.S. Department of Housing And Urban Development.

Click Here for Presentation Slides

Click Here for YouTube Recording


ONAP Best Practices Webinar Series featuring: Lummi Nation Housing Authority 

September 25, 2018

Lummi Sche'Land'En VillageOn September 18th, HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary, Heidi Frechette, interviewed Diana Phair, Executive Director of the Lummi Nation Housing Authority about their Sche’Lang’En (Our Way of Life) Village, a 45-unit gated Transformational Housing with Supportive Services. Housing is intended for individuals and families making transformational life changes and/or recovering from homelessness, domestic violence, substance use disorders, and looking to reunify with their children. Utilizing a $5,600,000 Title VI loan to complete the project, the detached homes are clustered in pods of four with a shared covered alcove to encourage families to get to know one another. The village features walking paths encourage exercise; community facility used for weekly meetings, playgrounds, and, a community garden provides fresh vegetables for families.

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