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2021


Dear Tribal Leader Letter- Tribal Consultation on Implementation of the ICDBG Funding under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Read the letter here.


IHBG-CARES Module 1 Webinar- Introduction and Overview

This webinar, the first in a series, will provide tribes and tribally designated housing entities with an overview of the IHBG-CARES Act. Agenda items will include eligible purposes and activities associated with the program, the implementation notice, overview of waivers including changes to the Indian Housing Plan, reporting requirements and procedures, and needs identification. Learn how one tribal housing authority has been operating and get their best practice tips.

When: April 1, 2021 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT

Registration for this event is FREE, but you must register to attend.

Registration is available online at http://bit.ly/IHBG_Webinar1.


Tribal HUD-VASH Expansion NOFA FAQs Published March 17, 2021

Please email TribalHUDVASH@hud.gov with any questions not addressed in the FAQ.


Notice PIH 2021-09: Tribal HUD-VASH Renewal Procedures


Dear Tribal Leader Letter - Strengthening Consultation - Session 2

On February 25, 2021, pursuant to President Biden’s Memorandum on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation-to-Nation Relationships, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) held the first of two Tribal consultation sessions to inform HUD’s Tribal consultation action plan. Waewanen (Thank you) to the many Tribal leaders, Tribal housing experts and advocates who joined us from across the country for our first virtual consultation session. We had a record turnout and received many thoughtful ideas and recommendations. We were honored to be joined by HUD’s Chief of Staff, Jenn Jones, HUD senior political appointees, and other senior leaders. We are thankful for their strong leadership on Indian housing issues and their commitment to Tribal consultation.

Our second Tribal consultation session will be held virtually on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST. Follow-up materials from the February 25, 2021 Consultation:


REMINDER! Tribal Consultation for Housing Counselor Certification Requirements

The deadline to submit comments regarding the Tribal Consultation for Housing Counseling Certification Requirements is March 19, 2021. The interim rule and other summary materials are available for your review at: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/housing-counseling/tribal-consultation


Dear Tribal Leader Letter - Tribal Housing and Related Infrastructure Interagency Task Force (THRIITF)

HUD is seeking elected or appointed officers or authorized designees of tribal governments to join the Tribal Housing and Related Infrastructure Interagency Task Force (THRIITF). The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the lead agency in the federal effort to develop a coordinated environmental review process for housing and housing-related infrastructure in Indian Country. Congress directed HUD to establish THRIITF to address and implement the working group recommendations to continue the review of related environmental laws and authorities to identify opportunities for greater efficiencies; explore whether environmental reviews could be expedited if agencies which fund similar types of projects developed aligned categorical exclusions; and identify specific regulatory and policy improvements. THRIITF will be addressing and implementing the recommendations of the 2015 Coordinated Environmental Review Process, which can be found at: https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/COORENVIRREVIEW.PDF.

Read the full text of the Dear Tribal Leader letter here.


Update on ICDBG-CARES Applications

Please be advised that ONAP is no longer accepting additional ICDBG-CARES applications.


Dear Tribal Leader Letter- Tribal Consultation for Continuum of Care Program

Read the full text of the Dear Tribal Leader letter here.


Dear Tribal Leader Letter - Strengthening Tribal Consultation February 25, 2021

On January 26, 2021, President Biden issued a Presidential Memorandum on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation-to-Nation Relationships. Read the full text of the Dear Tribal Leader letter here.

Materials from the February 25, 2021 Consultation:


Dear Tribal Leader Letter - Supporting Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations

To learn more about eligible activities, please read the full text of the Dear Tribal Leader letter here.


Dear Tribal Leader Letter - Technical Corrections to FR-6400-N-73 (Tribal HUD-VASH NOFA)

On January 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Tribal HUD-VASH Expansion program (FR-6400-N-73). To learn more about the technical corrections, please read the full text of the Dear Tribal Leader letter here.


Dear Tribal Leader Letter - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues an Order extending the eviction moratorium to March 31, 2021

The updated Order is available here. Continue Reading


Dear Tribal Leader Letter - Update on the Department of the Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program

This is an important message about the Department of the Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program for those Indian tribes that have not, or whose tribally designated housing entity (“TDHE”) has not, applied for funding. As Treasury has previously communicated, any Indian tribe or TDHE that is an eligible grantee under section 501 of Division N of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Pub. L. No. 116-260) must provide complete payment information and a signed acceptance of award terms to Treasury (an “application”) through Treasury’s application portal in order to receive funds from Treasury under the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Continue Reading


Dear Tribal Leader Letter - Publication of Tribal Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published the NOFA that expands the Tribal HUD-VASH program. Continue Reading


Notice PIH 2021-06 - Process for Amending ICDBG-CARES Grants

This Notice provides ICDBG-CARES grantees with instructions on how to amend the use of existing Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Imminent Threat (IT) funds provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Public Law 116-136) (CARES Act). Continue Reading


Dear Tribal Leader Letter- Reminder of FY2021 Formula Response Form Corrections and FY2022 Census Challenges

These guidelines can be found here:
https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/OCHCO/documents/4119Census.pdf.

View Tribal Leader Letter


Save the Date! February 2, 9, and 16th at 2:00 p.m. EST.

ONAP is pleased to partner with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to host a 3-part training series on Your Money, Your Goals. The 3-part training series will feature the following training sessions:

  1. February 2, 2021 Financial Empowerment Self- Assessments, Goal Setting, Savings - This session focuses on easy to use financial empowerment self -assessments for staff and family members. In addition, information from the Your Money, Your Goals toolkit and the Focus on Native Communities companion guide will be used to address goal setting, savings, asset limits, IIM payment topics. Register here.
  2. February 9, 2021 Tracking income, Tracking Savings, Cash Flow Budgeting - This session focuses on easy to use topics and tools related to cash flow budgeting. Topics include sources of income and benefits, spending that includes savings and addressing bills that are due at different times of the year. Register here.
  3. February 16, 2021 Debt, Credit, Consumer protection, COVID-19 Financial Resources - This session focuses on debt, credit, identity theft and other forms of financial exploitation topics. Easy to use tools will be presented with a suggested approach for use by practitioners. Register here.

Dear Tribal Leader Letter - U.S. Department of the Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance - IMPORTANT DEADLINE of January 12, 2021 at 11:59 EST

Congress recently appropriated funding to the U.S. Department of the Treasury for a new Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program, of which $800 million is available to Indian tribes or their Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs), as applicable, and the Department of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL). Please note that this is not a HUD ONAP program.The ERA program will provide funding to assist tenants who are unable to pay rent or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds will be allocated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury using the FY 2020 Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Formula.

Funding under this program will be provided through direct payments to Indian tribes or their TDHEs, as applicable, and DHHL. Accordingly, you must provide your payment information and an executed copy of the award terms through a portal on the ERA program website by 11:59 PM EST January 12, 2021.

More information and a link to the portal may be found on the U.S. Department of the Treasury website, here.

For assistance with technical issues with this submission, please email caresITforms@Treasury.gov

If you have any questions, please direct email correspondence to EmergencyRentalAssistance@treasury.gov


Dear Tribal Leader Letter- Tribal Consultation for Housing Counselor Certification Requirements

In 2010, Section 106 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (Section 106) was amended by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd Frank Act) to require, in part, that any homeownership counseling or rental housing counseling required under, or provided in connection with, any HUD program must be provided only by organizations or counselors certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as competent to provide such counseling.

We believe that these statutory changes have implications for certain HUD Native American programs. HUD is committed to the government-to-government relationship between the Federal government and tribes and engaging tribal leaders through consultation on such matters. Accordingly, HUD is conducting tribal consultation to determine how to best implement the Section 106 statutory requirements as applied to the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program and the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program, and is soliciting Tribal feedback to determine how best to apply the housing counseling program and certification requirements in Section 106 to these programs. Continue Reading

Consultation dates and webinar links:

Tribal Consultation page: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/housing-counseling/tribal-consultation/.


Dear Tribal Leader Letter- Submission of January 10, 2021, CARES Act Quarterly Report Not Required

Continue Reading


HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) Launches New Pilot Program to Help Individuals In Recovery From a Substance Use Disorder Become Stably Housed

On November 25th, CPD published a Federal Register Notice implementing a pilot program called the Recovery Housing Program (RHP). This is a new $25 million grant program that was authorized under the Support for Patients and Communities (SUPPORT) Act. The program allocates grant funding to various States to provide stable, transitional housing for individuals in recovery from a substance-use disorder. The funding covers a period of not more than two years or until the individual secures permanent housing, whichever is earlier.

States that receive funding under this new program are authorized to provide assistance in a Tribal community, provided the Tribe consents. States are also authorized to provide subgrants to Tribes and TDHEs to carry out this program.

If your community is located in a State that received an allocation, please contact that State for additional details. You can find a list of contact information by state here.

For more information on the RHP pilot program, visit: https://bit.ly/3oRqB21


Changes to Section 3

This Dear Tribal Leader letter highlights recent changes to Section 3 as a result of a Final Rule that was published on September 29, 2020. Beginning on November 30, 2020, the effective date of the Final Rule, Section 3 will no longer apply to Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities.


CARES Act Reporting Requirements- Training Material

On November 12, 2020, the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) and the HUD CARES Act Compliance Response Team provided an overview of the reporting requirements under the CARES Act. The training highlighted the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) referenced in the CARES Act and provided an introduction on using the FFATA Sub-award Reporting System (FSRS) to comply with a portion of the CARES Act reporting requirements.


CARES Act Reporting Requirements

This Dear Tribal Leader letter outlines reporting requirements under the CARES Act.


Dear Tribal Leader Letter - Publication of Tribal Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) Expansion Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Training Sessions

On January 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the NOFA for the Tribal HUD-VASH Expansion Program. The NOFA announced the availability of approximately $3.2 million for competitive grants to eligible Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs). Applicants have until 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on April 15, 2021, to submit applications. For further information about this funding opportunity, please visit www.grants.gov/ and www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/ih/tribalhudvash.

This letter is to inform you of two scheduled training sessions that will occur for this funding opportunity. These two trainings sessions will have the same content and are being offered to provide several opportunities for potential applicants to attend and ask questions. One session will be held February 17th -18th, 2021 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and an additional repeat session will be held March 3rd-4th, 2021 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. EDT. Continue Reading to access the log-in details.


Dear Tribal Leader Letter - Strengthening Tribal Consultation

On January 26, 2021, President Biden issued a Presidential Memorandum on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation-to-Nation Relationships.


The National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) is holding Tribal Consultation on February 5, 10 and 12, 2021.

The purpose of this consultation is to solicit input on implementating the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP), which provides $1 billion in Tribal broadband funding that can assist in mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please refer to the following attachments for more information regarding NTIA Consultation. Feel free to share this information with the appropriate officials within your Tribe.

Dear Tribal Leader Letter - Update on the Department of the Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program


CDC Eviction Moratorium

Federal Register Notice: Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19 (expires March 31, 2021)

Dear Tribal Leader Letter - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues an Order extending the eviction moratorium to March 31, 2021

CDC Issues a Nationwide Eviction Moratorium to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 (Extended until January 31, 2021)

CDC Issues a Nationwide Eviction Moratorium to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 (September 4, 2020)


2020

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Tribal HUD VASH 2020 Renewal Awards

In September 2020, HUD awarded almost $3.3 million in Tribal HUD-VASH funding to 26 Tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs). This is the third round of renewal funding provided under the Tribal HUD-VASH demonstration program. The list of grant recipients and funding amounts can be found here.


Dear Tribal Leader Letter- Training for CARES Act Reporting


Vacancy Announcement- Database Management Specialist, GS-13, Washington D.C.


CARES Act Reporting Requirements

This Dear Tribal Leader letter outlines reporting requirements under the CARES Act.


Changes to Section 3

This Dear Tribal Leader letter highlights recent changes to Section 3 as a result of a Final Rule that was published on September 29, 2020.


IHBG Competitive NOFA Implementation Schedule (HUD Form – 53247)

A new Implementation Schedule (HUD-53247) has been added to the application package on grants.gov.


IHBG Competitive NOFA Frequently Asked Questions

Please check out our updated Frequently Asked Questions that address commonly asked questions related to the FY20 IHBG Competitive grant application process.


HUD PIH CDC Eviction Moratorium FAQs


HHS/CDC Eviction Moratorium FAQs

On September 4, 2020, the Center for Disease Control issued a "Nationwide Eviction Moratorium to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19. "The Order applies to all tenants in the country who are subject to eviction for nonpayment of rent, including tenants assisted under programs administered by HUD’s Office of Native American Programs, such as the Indian Housing Block Grant program. This Order temporarily halts these evictions from September 4, 2020, through December 31, 2020. On October 14, 2020, HHS/CDC published FAQs that address the Order in more detail.

Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competitive NOFA Training Recording and Slides Available

Updates regarding the Indian Housing Block Grant Competitive NOFA will be published at: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/ih/grants/ihbg_cgp. Questions can be sent to: IHBGCompetitiveProgram@hud.gov.


IHBG-CARES in Action Webinar

This webinar features IHBG-CARES best practices and includes a presentation on tips for Tribes and TDHEs to safely procure Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Recording and Slide Deck and Video of Omaha Nation Housing Authority - Teaching the Youth about carpentry to build quarantine housing


Waiver of Undisbursed Funds Factor under IHBG Formula for FY21


CDC Issues a Nationwide Eviction Moratorium to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19


Dear Tribal Leader Letter - Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG)-Competitive Grant Program: 1) Corrected Application Package and 2) Training Sessions

For further information and to view the changes, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328626


Dear Tribal Leader Letter- Reminder of FY2021 Formula Response Form Corrections and FY2022 Census Challenges

FY2022 Census Challenges

If you disagree with the Census data, you may wish to submit a Census challenge no later than March 30, 2021 for the FY 2022 IHBG allocation. If so, please review the guidelines in "Challenging U.S. Census Data: Guidelines for the Indian Housing Block Grant Formula." These guidelines can be found here:
https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/OCHCO/documents/4119Census.pdf. View Tribal Leader Letter


Dear Lender Letter 2020-09- Office of Loan Guarantee Fiscal Year 2020 Year-End Closure (Now Open as of October 6, 2020)


Helping Tenants Access their Economic Impact Payments (EIP) – Webinar Recording

Resources:


PIH Announces Fiscal Year 2020 Resident Opportunity & Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

Access the FY20 ROSS Program NOFA here

Additional Resources

For Additional Information or Questions - contact the ROSS Office at: ROSS-PIH@hud.gov and for regular updates, join the ROSS Listserv at: ROSS-SC-L@HUDLIST.HUD.GOV


Apply to Join the ConnectHomeUSA Initiative as Part of the 2020 Cohort of Communities


Dear Tribal Leader Letter- Announcing the FY20 Indian Housing Block Grant Competitive Grant Program NOFA

Applicants will have until 11:59:59 EST on December 10, 2020, to submit applications via https://www.grants.gov. Apply Here

Continue reading. View FY20 IHBG NOFA and Related Forms


CPD Notice 20- 07 Guidance on conducting environmental review pursuant to 24 CFR 58 for activities undertaken in response to the public health emergency as a result of COVID-19


HUD Publishes Guidance to Prevent Homelessness After the Eviction Moratorium Expires

On July 24, 2020 the Eviction Moratorium provided under Section 4024 of the CARES Act expired.


Temporary Suspension of Evictions for Nonpayment of Rent and Tenant Concerns

For tenants who live in housing units financed under HUD’s Native American loan guarantee programs, evictions for non-payment of rent, and charges/fees for non-payment of rent have been suspended through July 24, 2020. *

What does this mean? During the moratorium period (March 27, 2020 – July 24, 2020), if you reside in a unit that your Tribe or tribally designated housing entity (TDHE) financed under the HUD Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee (Section 184) program or the Title VI Loan Guarantee (Title VI) program, you should work with your Tribe or TDHE on a plan to address your individual situation. Continue Reading


Environmental Guidance- Tips to Avoid Republication of RROF During COVID-19

This resource provides HUD's 7015.15 Request Release of Funds (RROF) processing reminders to grantees regarding emailing objections, public review of the environmental review record, and emailing the RROF during COVID-19


HUD has determined that it will award the entire $100 million of ICDBG-CARES funds on a first-come, first-serve basis

On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which included $100 million for the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG-CARES) program. Subsequently, HUD published the ICDBG-CARES Implementation Notice (Notice PIH 2020-11) providing instructions on how to apply for ICDBG-CARES funding. The Implementation Notice indicated that the first $80 million of funding would be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis with HUD reserving the right to distribute up to $20 million based on other award criteria.

The response to ICDBG-CARES funding announcement was overwhelming, demonstrating urgent need requiring expediency in response. As such, HUD has determined that it will award the entire $100 million of ICDBG-CARES funds on a first-come, first-serve basis. HUD is proceeding with reviewing and approving ICDBG-CARES applications in accordance with the Implementation Notice.

HUD will continue accepting applications. While we are still accepting applications, we have a universe of applications that if fundable would consume the full $100 million. Applicants are encouraged to thoroughly review the Implementation and Waiver Notices in their entirety to ensure that a complete application is sent to ICDBGCARES@hud.gov. HUD has worked to streamline the application process as much as possible, while ensuring that all ICDBG-CARES funds will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19, as required under the CARES Act. The Implementation and Waiver Notices and ICDBG-CARES Implementation Training Slides can be found at: www.hud.gov/coronavirus and www.hud.gov/codetalk.


Federal Communications Commission: Lifeline Webinar and Eligibility Information

Review the following information to learn more:

*Lifeline’s Tribal Lands is defined in 47 CFR §54.400 (e). Go to LifelineSupport.org and select “Tribal Lands” for more information.


Register Today: Health@Home Webinar Series-Summer and Fall 2020

Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Guidelines

Registration is open for the remaining classes in the series. Follow these instructions for registering.
The Health@Home webinar series consists of four webinars that provide affordable housing rehabilitation specialists and program managers with information on integrating healthy housing techniques into their rehabilitation projects and best practices from practitioners who have successfully implemented these techniques.

This training is intended for affordable housing developers and housing program managers interested in integrating healthy homes and/or energy retrofits with healthy principles in one or more projects.


Dear Executive Directors and Tribal Leaders

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives and livelihoods of people everywhere, and HUD is all too aware that your operations, staff, and the families you serve are no exception.

Life during a pandemic is new to all of us, and we adapt and adopt new ways to operate. Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) around our country are juggling operations and the implementation of evolving guidelines to help keep staff and residents healthy. As you continue to practice new ways of doing business, HUD is here to support you and your organization.

To this end, we offer to you HUD’s COVID-19 Emergency Planning Toolkit to assist with identifying key areas you should consider including in your own planning. Attached you will find the following:

Other resources available online:

IHBG Competitive NOFA Implementation Schedule - New Form (HUD Form – 53247)


Waiver of Undisbursed Funds Factor under IHBG Formula for FY21


Temporary Suspension of Evictions for Nonpayment of Rent and Tenant Concerns Flyer


Dear Tribal Leader Letter- Input Requested on ICDBG-CARES Act Grant Ceilings


Dear Tribal Leader Letter- Statutory and Regulatory Waiver Authority Call With TDHEs


PIH Notice 2020-05- COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waiver Authority (April 10, 2020)


HUD Makes $200 Million of COVID-19 Relief Funding Available to Help Native American Communities Across the Nation

This funding will be used to help Tribes and TDHEs carry out affordable housing activities to protect the safety and health of their tribal members and communities. See Chart Here.


Dear Tribal Leader Letter-Allocations for IHBG program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act- IHBG-CARES Act (April 3, 2020)

Funding summary for each eligible Tribe ("Indian Housing Block Grant CARES Act (IHBG-CARES) Formula Allocations").

View Dear Tribal Leader Letter 04-03-20 - IHBG-CARES Formula Allocation

For more information on how your Tribe’s IHBG-CARES formula allocation was calculated, please see: View IHBG-CARES Formula Allocation


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


Section 184- Guideline for Tribes and TDHE Cash Out Refinance March 9, 2020


​Dear Tribal Leader Letter- Two-Year Notices of Funding Availability for ONAP Competitive Programs February 13, 2020


Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Updates List of Federally Recognized Tribes February 3, 2020


2019

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HUD Publishes HOTMA Proposed Rule September 18, 2019

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


IHBG Competitive NOFA: Frequently Asked Questions FINAL UPDATE July 24, 2019


Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program Updates July 23, 2019


PIH-2019-19 and Attachment: Total Development Costs (TDC) for Affordable Housing under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) July 22, 2019


PIH-2019-17 and Attachment: Revised Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program 2018 Loan Limits July 18, 2019


PIH-2019-16: Administrative Requirements for Investing Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Funds July 18, 2019


Tribal Leader letter: Proposed Regulatory Changes to Rules on Equal Participation of Faith Based Organizations in HUD Programs July 18, 2019


2019-02: FY 2019 IHBG Income Limits June 28, 2019


FY 2018 ICDBG Awards Announced June 27, 2019


NHHBG Program Guidance 2019-01: Income Limits for the NHHBG Program June 11, 2019


Expanding Eligible Activities for ONAP’s Training and Technical Assistance Program June 7, 2019


Expanding the Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) Program June 3, 2019


Comment Period Extended for Draft Section 184 Regulation May 30, 2019


Notice of Funding Availability- Indian Housing Block Grant Competitive Grant Program May 17, 2019


Section 184 Draft Proposed Regulations – Additional Consultation Sessions May 14, 2019


PIH 2019-07: Determining and Using Program Income Under NAHASDA


Dear Tribal Leader Letter from Secretary Carson regarding Opportunity Zones April 19, 2019


ONAP Program Guidance 2019-01: Repayment of Federal Funds Process April 18, 2019


Indian Housing Block Grant Formula Allocations Published April 16, 2019


Dear Tribal Leader Letter Section 184 Draft Proposed Regulations - Tribal 60-Day Comment Period April 4, 2019

Dear Tribal Leader Letter and Attached Draft Section 184 Proposed Regulations


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program Information Collection March 19, 2019


Dear Tribal Leader letter announces FY2019 Funding Amounts February 15, 2019


Meet Sharon! Section 184 Home Loan Guarantee homeowner February 12, 2019


2018

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Presentation Slides and Recording Available for ONAP Best Practice Webinar Series featuring: San Felipe Pueblo Housing Authority December 6, 2018


HUD Secretary Carson's Statement on Native American Heritage Month November 26, 2018


Section 184 Financing for Tribes webinar November 8th Recording Available November 19, 2018

Click Here for Presentation Slides

Click Here for YouTube Recording


HUD Technical Assistance Opportunity for Homelessness On and Off Tribal Lands October 3, 2018


ONAP Best Practices Webinar Series featuring: Lummi Nation Housing Authority September 25, 2018

Download webinar materials:


Letter to Section 184 Lenders informing of fiscal year end closeout procedure (Effective September 21, 2018) September 19, 2018


Published: Revised Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program 2018 Loan Limits September 19, 2018


HUD Awards $12 Million to Tribal Communities for Healthy Homes Grants September 10, 2018


Section 184 Consultation Comments Posted August 30, 2018


Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Grant Program. Grant Deadline September 25, 2018 August 29, 2018


Draft Proposed Rule to Streamline HUD's Environmental Review Regulations August 8, 2018


Housing Counseling Disaster Recovery Toolkit Now Available August 3, 2018


HEROS for Tribes and Tribal Partners Webinar Recording August 2, 2018


Tribal Leaders Handbook on Homeownership July 12, 2018


Updated Healthy Home Checklist from EPA/CDC/HUD/DHHS July 11, 2018


Choctaw Nation selected as one of 17 EnVision Center communities in U.S. June 27, 2018


Dear Tribal Leader letter regarding Section 184 regulations update and homeownership opportunities in Indian Country June 27, 2018


Tribal HUD-VASH Renewal PIH Notice 2018-10 published June 11th June 19, 2018


Updating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Public comments by July 20th June 27, 2018


Homeownership Data from the Center for Indian Country Development Reservation Profiles Database June 8, 2018


June is National Homeownership Month! June 8, 2018


June is Healthy Homes Month! June 6, 2018


FY 2019 Indian Housing Block Grant Formula Estimates June 1, 2018


Tribal HUD-VASH Veterans Supported Housing Consolidation Notice May 22, 2018


Fiscal Year 2018 Final IHBG Formula Allocations May 23, 2018


Dear Tribal Leaders Letter Environmental Review Online System (HEROS) May 8, 2018


Tribal HUD-VASH video highlights the successes at Pine Ridge and Tohono O’odham Ki:Ki May 1, 2018


Section 184 Updated Loan Limits Effective May 1, 2018 April 30, 2018


Program Guidance 2018-02 on Completing the Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report (form HUD-52737) and step-by-step instructions April 19, 2018


Electronic submission of Indian Housing Plan and Annual Performance Report (IHP/APR) beginning May 1, 2018 April 19, 2018


Section 184 Regulations Tribal Consultation April 5, 2018


2018 Income Limits Posted April 1, 2018


Secretary Carson addresses the National Congress of American Indians February 22, 2018


HUD Awards ROSS Grants to Promote Jobs and Self-Sufficiency February 20, 2018


Secretary Carson launches EnVision Center Initiative February 20, 2018


Earned Income Tax Credit Toolkit and Outreach Resources January 3, 2018


2017

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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


BEN CARSON SWORN IN AS HUD SECRETARY March 3, 2017


Department of Commerce’s Toolkits for Broadband (www2.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia_planning_community_broadband_roadmap_051616.pdf) and Utility Partnerships (http://www2.ntia.doc.gov/files/smartcities-toolkit_111516_v2.pdf) 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


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


2016

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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


HUD AND VA AWARD $5.9 MILLION TO 26 TRIBES TO PROVIDE PERMANENT HOMES FOR NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS January 8, 2016


FINAL SESSION OF IHBG FORMULA NEGOTIATED RULE-MAKING IS JAN. 26 & 27 in WASHINGTON, DC. January 7, 2016


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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


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


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


YUROK INDIAN HOUSING AUTHORITY, RBC CAPITAL MARKETS AND VITALSPIRIT


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


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


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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


2013

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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

Alaska
(907) 677-9836

Northern Plains
(303) 672-5160

Southern Plains
(405) 609-8520

Hawaii
(808) 457-4662

Eastern Woodlands
(312) 353-4532

Northwest
(206) 220-5270

Southwest
(602) 379-7200