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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:

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  • National Best Practice Webinar on IHBG-CARES featuring the Spokane Indian Housing Authority, Omaha Nation Housing Authority, and National Center for Indan Enterprise Development (August 27, 2020)
  • IHBG-CARES Webinar Series Module 1:  IHBG-CARES Act Overview (April 1, 2021)

  • National Best Practice Webinar on IHBG-CARES- Muckleshoot Housing Authority and Salish and Kootenai Housing Authority (May 13, 2021)
  • IHBG-CARES Webinar Series Module 2;  Addressing Community and Housing Safety Needs (June 16, 2021)

  • IHBG-CARES Webinar Series Module 3:  Managing Your Housing Department and TDHE (November 16, 2021)

U.S. Department of Treasury and ONAP Joint Webinar on the Emergency Rental Assistance Program 

  • Treasury/ONAP webinar on the Emergency Rental Assistance Program for Tribes and TDHEs - Includes Promising Practices by Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority, Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation, Northern Ponca Housing Authority, and Northern Arapaho Tribal Housing (July 27, 2021)

​CDC Eviction Moratorium

  • CDC Eviction Moratorium and Eviction Prevention Resources webinar (June 17, 2021)

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 codetalk@hud.gov to submit your best practice.

Click the boxes below to review the best practices by:

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  • Infrastructure
  • Public Facilities
  • Homeownership
  • Rental Housing


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  • Hawaii
  • Southern Plains
  • Southwest


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.

EM Newsletter Front CoverPD&R’s latest publication explores housing issues in Indian Country with a focus on tribal self-determination.

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:

Tribal HousingBest Practices in Tribal Housing – Case Studies 2013
A Report by the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative, an initiative of Enterprise Community Partners.




PD&R Best Practices Website

HUD’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.

Best Practice ImagePD&R’s Final Report Sustainable Construction in Indian Country Initiative May 2011-May 2013.  





Title VI Success Stories



HUD's Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development : Gateway Information Clearinghouse



U.S Environmental Protection Agency  



U.S. Department of Interior




U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development   U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development



US Dept of Health  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services