National Best Practice Webinars
In September of 2018, ONAP kicked off our national best practice webinar series featuring innovative approaches to meeting housing needs in tribal communities. To date, we've featured:
- Lummi Nation Housing Authority's Scheâ€™Langâ€™En (Our Way of Life) Village, a 45-unit gated Transformational Housing with supportive services located in Bellingham, WA.
- San Felipe Pueblo's Black Mesa Subdivision, a 150-unit homeownership subdivision.
- Bering Strait's Regional Housing Authority's Title VI construction project in Savoonga, AK
- Housing Authority of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma's Service Coordination Model
- Blackfeet Housing's Glacier Heights Tribal HUD-VASH and Homeownership Development
Many recipients of Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) and Indian Community Development Block Grants (ICDBG) have used these funds creatively and effectively to improve the quality of life for their members.
Tribes, Tribally Designated Housing Entities, or resident organizations are encouraged to share their IHBG, Section 184, Title VI or ICDBG best practices on this website. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your best practice.
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Additional Best Practices
The links below provide additional best practice information. ONAP provides these resources for public benefit and is not responsible for the content.
Evidence Matters | Transforming Knowledge Into Housing and Community Development Policy, Spring 2015 - Report explores housing issues in Indian Country with a focus on tribal self-determination. Includes articles on the development and implementation of federal policies that empower tribal self-determination in housing policy, federal and tribal initiatives to improve data concerning Native American populations and examines how tribal communities have addressed unique barriers to homeownership. Featured tribal communities include: the Cook Inlet Housing Authority, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Native Village of Kwinhagak, Navajo Nation Housing Authority, Thunder Valley Development Corporation of South Dakota, the Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation, and the Lumbee Tribe.
In this Issue:
- Obstacles, Solutions, and Self-Determination in Indian Housing Policy
- Who Counts? Identifying Native American Populations
- Local Initiatives Promote Homeownership in Indian Country
- Additional Resources
Best Practices in Tribal Housing â€“ Case Studies 2013
A Report by the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative, an initiative of Enterprise Community Partners.
HUDâ€™s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) developed the Sustainable Construction in Indian Country Initiative. The Initiative seeks to promote and support sustainable construction practices in Native communities, helping tribes to provide their members with healthier, more comfortable, and more resource-efficient homes. The related website contains best practices, case studies, and videos of different sustainable building practices and projects throughout Indian Country.
PD&Râ€™s Final Report Sustainable Construction in Indian Country Initiative May 2011-May 2013.