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Vacancy Announcement! Administrator, Southwest Office of Native American Program in Phoenix, AZ, GS-15.  Deadline to apply is May 1, 2019.

April 18, 2019

The Administrator of the Southwest Office of Native American Programs, maintains contact with tribal officials, tribal council members, TDHE directors, tenant groups, local, state, and other Federal agency officials to effectively administer the Department's programs and resolve sensitive and controversial issues; assess tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entity’s (TDHE) concerns, broad trends, and technical assistance needs; develop and revise procedures to improve the effectiveness of the office and to adjust to changing conditions; and directs a staff of specialists to provide performance oversight, compliance assurance, technical assistance coordination, and program implementation for tribes, TDHEs, and client groups under the Area Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) jurisdiction.

Announcement # 19-HUD-574-P.  APPLY HERE: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/530982800

Deadline to apply is May 1, 2019


Issued: ONAP Program Guidance 2019-01: Repayment of Federal Funds Process

April 18, 2019

This guidance is to inform tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHE) that the Federal Government no longer accepts checks, wire transfers, or credit cards for repayment of Federal debt; instead, any repayment of Federal funds must be made through Pay.gov ⸺ a secure, online system operated by the U.S. Treasury. This guidance provides the step-by-step procedure for making a repayment to the U.S. Treasury and replaces Program Guidance 2010-03. Click Here to read in full.


Indian Housing Block Grant Formula Allocations Published

April 16, 2019

Published today, final allocations for the Indian Housing Block Grant are available at: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/ih/codetalk/onap/ihbgformula.


Dear Tribal Leader Letter Section 184 Draft Proposed Regulations - Tribal 60-Day Comment Period

April 4, 2019

Published today, the Dear Tribal Leader Letter and Attached Draft Section 184 Proposed Regulations is available for Tribes to review and provide comment. Tribes will have 60 days from the date of this letter to submit comments on the proposed rule.  The letter provides instructions for submitting comments via email or mail.  Read the letter HERE, and the attachment HERE.  Questions can be sent to 184consultation@hud.gov.


Dear Tribal Leader Letter Introducing HUD’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, Hunter Kurtz

March 28, 2019

Letter introduces HUD’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, Hunter Kurtz. Included is an introductory letter to Tribal Leaders and TDHE Directors from Mr. Kurtz.  Read Full Letter Here.


Public and Indian Housing General Deputy Assistant Secretary, Dominque Blom, visits the Muckleshoot Housing Authority

March 27, 2019

HUD's General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing visited the Muckleshoot Housing Authority in Washington to learn about their extensive housing programs and to tour their ICDBG rehabbed Skopabsh Village development, community garden, and IHBG-funded Maintenance Training Facility.

PIH Mary Margaret Jenkins, GDAS Dominque Blom, MHA ED Ama Tuato'o, MHA BOC Chair Warren KingGeorge, ONAP Administrator Tom Carney

60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program Information Collection

March 19, 2019

HUD published in the Federal Register (Docket No. FR-7015-N-03) a “60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program Information Collection”.  This notice provides an overview of proposed information collection in relation to the IHBG Formula and Competitive Awards and application components that may be required.  Comment period ends May 20, 2019.


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

March 18, 2019