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August 11, 2021
National Best Practice Webinar on IHBG-CARES- Muckleshoot Housing Authority and Salish and Kootenai Housing Authority
Find more best practices here: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/ih/bp
Swinomish Housing Authority Tallawhalt Ribbon Cutting
Congratulations to the Swinomish Housing Authority (SHA) for completing the first IHBG Competitive grant funded housing project in the country! In 2019, the SHA was awarded a competitive IHBG grant of $1,375,708 to construct 8 new homes on the Swinomish Reservation. The Tallawhalt “aging in place” homes are all 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, and handicapped accessible. In May 2021, the ribbon cutting was held and residents moved into their new homes.
January 29, 2020
Ribbon Cutting held for Nesika Illahee - a joint partnership between the Siletz Tribe and Native American Youth and Family Center
On January 29, 2020 the Siletz Tribe held a ribbon cutting for Nesika Illahee, meaning “Our Place” in the Chinook language. This project will provide affordable housing for Native Americans living in urban Portland, Oregon. This project is unique because this is the first time the Siletz Tribe has used IHBG funds for housing activities off reservation land for such a large project. 20 units will be reserved for enrolled members of federally recognized Tribes. This project is a partnership between the Siletz Tribe, Native American Youth & Family Center, Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, and Community Development Partners.
The opening was attended by Delores Pigsley, Chair of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Ted Wheeler – Mayor of Portland, Jeff McMorris - Region X Administrator and Tom Carney - NwONAP Administrator, and many others.
The ribbon cutting was also covered by the local news:
ONAP Best Practices Webinar Series featuring: Lummi Nation Housing Authority
September 25, 2018
On September 18th, HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary, Heidi Frechette, interviewed Diana Phair, Executive Director of the Lummi Nation Housing Authority about their Sche’Lang’En (Our Way of Life) Village, a 45-unit gated Transformational Housing with Supportive Services. Housing is intended for individuals and families making transformational life changes and/or recovering from homelessness, domestic violence, substance use disorders, and looking to reunify with their children. Utilizing a $5,600,000 Title VI loan to complete the project, the detached homes are clustered in pods of four with a shared covered alcove to encourage families to get to know one another. The village features walking paths encourage exercise; community facility used for weekly meetings, playgrounds, and, a community garden provides fresh vegetables for families.
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Colville Indian Housing Authority Supporting Native Veterans with Tribal HUD- VASH
November 7, 2017
Veterans have answered our nation’s calls to serve. In return, our nation should answer their calls when they need help. HUD, the VA and our Tribes are doing precisely that. One of the first applicants to be served by Tribal HUD-Veterans Administration Supportive Housing (THVASH) grant was Gary J. Francis (Colville), a retired Marine. To read more about Gary’s story and the Colville Indian Housing Authority’s implementation of THVASH, providing subsidy to house twenty homeless or at-risk of homelessness Native Veterans, Click Here
2017 HUD/BIA Mortgaging Tribal Trust Lands Training Presentation Slides Available
February 17, 2017
Presentations include current loan processing updates for 2017 and an overview of the mortgage process on tribal trust and allotted lands. Section 184 underwriters and lenders provided an overview of the lenders processing requirements from origination to closing and final issuance of the loan guarantee certificate. Click Here for full agenda and speaker presentation slides.
BIA issues Contract Guide for Mortgage Lending
October 3, 2016
Attention Section 184 Partners: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), has issued a Contract Guide for Mortgage Lending, published September 2016. This guides provides guidance for mortgage lending in Indian Country, including on trust and allotted lands.