Northwest Office of Native American Programs (NwONAP)
NwONAP ensures that safe, decent and affordable housing is available to Native American families, creates economic opportunities for Tribes and Indian housing residents, assists Tribes in the formulation of plans and strategies for community development, and assures fiscal integrity in the operation of the programs. Join Our Mailing List.
Public and Indian Housing General Deputy Assistant Secretary, Dominque Blom, visits the Muckleshoot Housing Authority
On March 27, 2019, the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for HUD's Public and Indian Housing visited the Muckleshoot Housing Authority to learn about their extensive housing programs and to tour their ICDBG rehabbed Skopabsh Village development, community garden, and IHBG-funded Maintenance Training Facility.
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.
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.
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.