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Developing & Financing Infrastructure Training- November 5-6, 2019 Tempe, AZ 

October 17, 2019

Infrastructure is the backbone of any community and is necessary for everything from housing to business development to schools.  However, financing infrastructure rarely comes from a single source.  It can take a complex array of resources to develop water/sewer, roads, and utilities.  Timing funding with the phases of development is critical.  This workshop will demystify infrastructure development and funding and identify different strategies for accessing resources.

Hotel Registration Deadline: Monday, October 21, 2019 Book Hotel Now

Vacancy Announcement- Supervisor Grants Evaluation Specialist GS-14, Chicago, IL

October 16, 2019

Open: October 16, 2019   Close: October 30, 2019

As a Supervisor Grants Evaluation Specialist, you will:

  • Be responsible for the oversight, management, and administrative and technical direction of the Area Office (AO) Grants Evaluation Division. Responsible for supervision of all aspects of the activities and functions assigned, and the efficient conduct of the division's operation. This includes the full range of performance monitoring and enforcement functions of all applicable Native American housing and community development grant programs.
  • Plan and supervise the technical functions and administrative duties of the AO Grants Evaluation Specialists. Monitor and evaluate performance of AO Grants Evaluation Division personnel. Provide on-going assistance to AO Administrator in resolving Division grievances, reviewing and approving disciplinary actions of Division staff, managing travel, staff and equipment resources and identifying skills gaps and training needs of Division staff.
  • Allocate the Division staffing and resources appropriately to meet demands of the grants evaluation workload assigned to the Division. Monitors the workload of the Division and utilizes the Virtual Office and the support of the OGE to adjust resources and staff to workload fluctuations.

Vacancy Announcement- Grants Management Specialist GS 9-12Seattle, WA

October 11, 2019

Open: October 10, 2019    Close: October 24, 2019

As a Grants Management Specialist, you will:

  • Participate in the preparation of cost estimates, statements of work, reporting requirements, proposal instructions and evaluation criteria.
  • Implement national policies, standards, procedures and guidelines with regard to the grants administration of all applicable programs.
  • Conduct targeted assessments of specific Native American housing and community development issues as a member of a cross-functional team.
  • Represent the Grants Management Division in meetings with members of Federal, State and local groups, and other HUD offices with regard to the administration of applicable programs.
  • Primarily responsible for managing relationships with participating tribally designated housing entities (TDHE), Indian tribes, and others involved in the administration of all applicable programs.

Section 184 Loan Guarantees

October 8, 2019

The Office of Loan Guarantee has started processing Section 184 program requests for fiscal year 2020. OLG appreciates your patience during the annual program closeout and is diligently working to address all outstanding requests.  Title VI and Section 184A is scheduled to open by October 14, 2019.

NAHASDA Intermediate- November 19-21, 2019, Oklahoma City, OK

October 1, 2019

If you’ve ever left a NAHASDA training saying, “Wait! I’ve got more questions!”—this training is for you. To dig in deeper, Intermediate NAHASDA will skip lightly over the history. Trainers will use detailed case studies to illustrate how NAHASDA is applied in real world housing situations. Areas discussed to include eligible activities, eligible families, useful life, audits and records retention, inspections and admissions, relocation, and Indian Preference. Participants will leave the session with increased ability to take rules and regulations and use these to create and run more effective and compliant housing programs.

Register at http://newregistration.firstpic.org/

Admissions and Occupancy Training- October 22-24 Reno, NV

September 19, 2019

Housing Admissions and Occupancy responsibilities are at the heart of the rental housing program. Often occupancy specialists are the face of housing to many residents. Participants can expect to gain an understanding how Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) policies and program requirements impact the Admissions and Occupancy (A&O) process. Board and management can learn more about developing and applying tribal policies and procedures that are clear, support staff, and promote equitable and compliant programs.

Register at http://newregistration.firstpic.org/

HUD Publishes HOTMA Proposed Rule

September 18, 2019

On September 17, 2019, HUD published a proposed rule in the Federal Register implementing sections 102, 103, and 104 of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA).

HOTMA was enacted on July 29, 2016 and made various changes to the United States Housing Act of 1937.  To implement HOTMA, HUD is proposing changes to the Section 8 definition of “Annual income” in 24 CFR 5.609.  While the proposed rule does not propose to make any changes to regulations governing ONAP programs, under the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program, Indian tribes and TDHEs do have the option to adopt the Section 8 definition of “Annual income” in 24 CFR 5.609, if they choose to do so (see 24 CFR 1000.10).  Therefore, the proposed rule does propose changes that could impact IHBG recipients.  For this reason, HUD strongly encourages Indian tribes and TDHEs to review the HOTMA proposed rule and submit any public comments by the November 18, 2019 deadline. 

The proposed rule is available here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-19774/housing-opportunity-through-modernization-act-of-2016-implementation-of-sections-102-103-and-104






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