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HUD Releases a Historic Tax Credit toolkit
November 28, 2017

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

Colville Indian Housing Authority Supporting Native Veterans with Tribal HUD- VASH
November 7, 2017

Census Challenge Waiver Form Issued
September 15, 2017

FY 2017 Indian Community Development Block Grant Awards- $55 Million for Housing and Community Development Project in 77 Native Communities
September 14, 2017

NOW AVAILABLE: Recorded HUD Webinar on Tiered Environmental Review
June 7, 2017

HUD Webinar on use of the Federal Historic Tax Credit
May 30, 2017

FY 2017 Area Median Family Income and Income Limits Published
April 17, 2017

Housing Needs Study Technical Appendixes Published
March 27, 2017

New webpage! Uniform Guidance: 2 CFR Part 200 training videos and resource tools
March 8, 2017

March 3, 2017

Department of Commerce’s Toolkits for Broadband and Utility Partnerships (
March 1, 2017

Conducting the Housing Needs Assessment: Featured article on HUD’s PD&R Edge Online magazine
February 27, 2017

Tribal HUD VASH Denver Training Presentations Posted
February 17, 2017

2017 HUD/BIA Mortgaging Tribal Trust Lands Training Presentation Slides Available
February 17, 2017

ONAP Best Practice: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s Huckleberry Street Rentals
February 16, 2017

ONAP Program Guidance 2017-02: 2016 IHBG Compliance Supplement Amendment Published
February 15, 2017

ONAP Program Guidance 2017-02: 2016 IHBG Compliance Supplement Amendment Published
February 15, 2017

Dear Tribal Leader Letter regarding the Coordinated Environmental Review Initiative
February 7, 2017

Final Housing Needs Study Published and Video Briefing
January 26, 2017

FEMA Finalizes Pilot Guidance for Tribal Disaster Declarations Process for Stafford Act Disasters
January 17, 2017

PIH 2015-2016 Annual Report Highlights Accomplishments in Native American Programs
January 11, 2017

HUD-wide Environmental Notice - HUD Balcony Policy under 24 CFR 51, Subpart B
January 6, 2017

PUBLISHED: Executive Summary from the Housing Needs Study
January 4, 2017

Dear Tribal Leaders Letter announcing establishment of a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee. Nominations due February 21, 2017!
December 21, 2016

Online training tools for Environmental Review now available
December 20, 2016

Dear Tribal Leaders Letter regarding Coordinated Environmental Review Initiative.Comments due February 12, 2017.
December 14, 2016

Tribal HUD-VASH technical correction Notice was published
December 6, 2016

Section 184 Annual Fee Increase Notice and FAQs
December 1, 2016

Update to Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program Processing Guideline Changes
December 1, 2016

FHE Mortgage Letter guidance on calculating student loan payments for Section 184 loans
December 1, 2016

Final Rule Published! 24 CFR Part 1000 Revisions to the Indian Housing Block Grant Program Formula
November 22, 2016

Equal Access Rule Published
November 17, 2016

BIA issues Contract Guide for Mortgage Lending
October 3, 2016

Secretary Castro reflects on his experiences in Native communities and writes “Equipping Native Youth to Become the Leaders of Tomorrow”
September 28, 2016

HUD welcomes 120 Youth Ambassadors to the 2016 National Native Youth Summit
September 27, 2016

HUD Secretary Julián Castro attends the 8thAnnual Tribal Nations Conference
September 26, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) announces Online Health Care Application
September 23, 2016

HUD awards more than $56 million for housing and community development projects in 77 tribal communities
September 12, 2016

July 20 video/teleconference presentation on the Needs Study
August 23, 2016

Now Available for Environmental Reviews: Related Law and Authority Partner Worksheets
August 22, 2016

Zuni Housing Authority inspiring documentary, "More than building homes; building a sustainable community"
August 5, 2016

HUD Secretary Julián Castro meets with Northern Plains Tribal Leaders in North Dakota
August 3, 2016

HUD Final Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy published in Federal Register today!
June 23, 2016

Spokane Tribe of Indians of Washington and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota named 2016 Promise Zone by President Obama
June 6, 2016

Improved on-line tool to facilitate consultation with Indian Tribes about HUD-assisted development under Section 106 Historic Preservation
May 31, 2016

Heidi J. Frechette selected Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) of the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP), effective Tuesday, May 31, 2016
May 25, 2016

USDA hosting technical assistance webinars on Supportive Housing for Tribes
May 24, 2016

White House 2016 Youth Summer Opportunity Project Dear Tribal Leader Letter
May 16, 2016

Tribal Consultation on regarding equal access to HUD’s programs Native American Programs regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status
May 9, 2016

Tribal HUD-VASH New Homepage!
May 8, 2016

Healthy Homes Mobile App Launched
May 8, 2016

Small Business Administration Growth Accelerator Fund Competition for Small Businesses
May 2, 2016

USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) seeks Tribal community sites for youth
April 4, 2016

GSA National Desk Reference Guides for Tribes and Tribal Organizations
March 31, 2016

HUD Notice CPD-16-02 , Guidance for Categorizing an Activity as Maintenance for Compliance with HUD Environmental Regulations, 24 CFR Parts 50 and 58
March 9, 2016

Multi-agency MOU and Action Plan on ending homelessness among Native Americans
March 9, 2016

Updated IHP/APR HUD 52737 Form posted to HUDClips dated 02/2016
March 7, 2016

New Codetalk Webpage: Policy, Development & Research in Indian Country
March 3, 2016

ONAP Program Guidance 2016-01 regarding use of IHBG, Title VI, and ICDBG to fund Broadband Activities
February 24, 2016

FY2016 Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Allocations Published and Press Release
February 16, 2016

FY2015 Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program Awards Announced. Project Summaries and Press Release
February 12, 2016

HUD Published Final Report for Streamlining the Environmental Review Process
February 10, 2015

HUD Releases Proposed FY 2017 Budget With Increases To Indian Country and Press Release
February 9, 2016

HUD's Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramirez attends groundbreaking ceremony at Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona
January 29, 2016


January 8, 2016

January 7, 2016

FY2016 FAIR MARKET RENTS (FMRs) effective December 11, 2015
December 11, 2015

Conforming Amendments To Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, And Audit Requirements For Federal Awards (PART 200)
December 7, 2015

HUD Offers Next Round of Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants to Help Transform Communities and Press Release
November 23, 2015

NEW FAQs!  Apply Now for HUD’s FY 2015 Indian Community Development Block Grant

HUD Awards $12.4 Million to 18 Tribes Nationwide to Address Mold in Native American and Alaska Native Communities

Rodger Boyd, Office of Native American Programs Deputy Assistant Secretary, announces his retirement

September 3, 2015

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public and Indian Housing, Lourdes Castro Ramírez, meets with Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Tribal Youth

August 28, 2015

Karuk Tribe Wins Low Income Housing Tax Credit Award to Build 30 New Homes
July 20, 2015

President Obama traveled to Choctaw Nation to launch ConnectHome, an initiative to bring high-speed Internet access to low-income communities.

July 15, 2015

PIH Notice 2015-08: Administrative Requirements for Investing IHBG Funds

May 8, 2015

ONAP Program Guidance 2015-04: Updated reporting requirements for the SF-425 Federal Financial Report (FFR)

July 31, 2015

Tribal HUD VASH Dear Tribal Leaders Letter

July 24, 2015


break ground on the first ever California Low Income Housing Tax Credit project in Indian Country. Read full project description here.

Evidence Matters | Transforming Knowledge Into Housing and Community Development Policy, Spring 2015 explores housing issues in Indian Country with a focus on tribal self-determination

In this Issue:

PIH Notice 2015-09: Extension— Total Development Costs (TDC) for Affordable Housing under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) and Attachment (MS-Excel).

June 4, 2015

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, South Dakota named a 2015 Promise Zone

April 28, 2015

Native American Housing: Obstacles and Opportunities Webcast

April 9, 2015

Transition to 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, Final Guidance

February 26, 2015

LGBT Non-Discrimination Dear Tribal Leaders Letter

January 28, 2015

PIH Notice 2015-01: Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program: Guidance and Procedures for Environmental Reviews under Part 50

January 9, 2015

Continuity and Change: Demographic, Socioeconomic, and Housing Conditions of American Indians and Alaska NativesInterim Report of the HUD sponsored National Assessment of Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs

ONAP Technical Assistance & Training Announcement and Technical Assistance Request Form

May 2, 2013

As in the past years, tribes and TDHE’s will formally request training and technical assistance on a particular need through their respective ONAP Area Office. Examples of such technical assistance and training include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Indian Housing Plan (IHP)
  • Environment Reviews
  • Board of Commissioners
  • Financial and Fiscal Management
  • Procurement
  • Construction
  • Tax Credit & Title VI
  • NAHASDA Essentials
  • Capacity
  • Crime Prevention
  • Program Income
  • Home Buyer Education

 For more information, please contact your area ONAP Office

(907) 677-9836

Northern Plains
(303) 672-5160

Southern Plains
(405) 609-8520

(808) 457-4662

Eastern Woodlands
 (312) 353-4532   

 (206) 220-5270

(602) 379-7200