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April 6, 2021: The FY 2020 ROSS award have been announced!

Today, HUD announced the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Resident Opportunity & Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Grant awards. Please view the list of Tribal/TDHE Awardees below. More information available at https://www.hud.gov/press/press_releases_media_advisories/HUD_No_21_054

Area ONAP

State

Recipient

City

Award

Positions

SWONAP

CA

Northern Circle Indian Housing Authority

Ukiah

$ 211,005

1

SWONAP

CA

Chico Rancheria Housing Corporation

Chico

$231,217

1

SWONAP

CA

San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians

Valley Center

$231,000

1

SWONAP

CA

Bishop Paiute Tribe

Bishop

$176,818

1

SWONAP

CA

Karuk Tribe Housing Authority

Happy Camp

$ 227,940

1

NPONAP

CO

Ute Mountain Housing Authority

Towaoc

$222,750

1

NWONAP

ID

Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority

Lapwai

$239,250

1

EWONAP

MN

White Earth Reservation Housing Authority

Waubun

$221,500

1

EWONAP

MS

Choctaw Housing Authority

Choctaw

$ 217,710

1

EWONAP

NC

Lumbee Regional Development Association

Pembroke

$ 239,250

1

NPONAP

NE

Northern Ponca Housing Authority

Norfolk

$ 186,326

1

NPONAP

NE

Santee Sioux Nation

Niobrara

$ 185,526

1

SPONAP

OK

Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

Ponca City

$167,369

1

NPONAP

SD

Sisseton Wahpeton Housing Authority

Sisseton

$183,150

1

NWONAP

WA

Colville Indian Housing Authority

Nespelem

$ 201,905

1

NWONAP

WA

Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Tacoma

$ 239,250

1

 

 

Total

 

$3,381,966

16

For more information, questions, or concerns, please email ROSS-PIH@hud.gov

Thank you,

ROSS Team


May 6, 2021- FREE HUD Region IX Environmental Training- Introduction to Part 58

HUD Region IX Office of Environment and Energy (OEE) offers free, live, on-line training covering a series of trainings on individual topics. The first session, an introduction to HUD's Part 58 environmental review regulations, will be May 6, 2021, from 1 pm to 3 pm PDT. This course will provide overviews of the Responsible Entity's obligations, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the 24 CFR 58.5 - 58.6 laws and authorities.

This introductory training is tailored for housing staff new to positions requiring knowledge of the Part 58 environmental review process and senior management (including Certifying Officers, PHA executives, and program office directors). Because of the introductory nature of this course, it is not recommended for individuals who prepare environmental reviews pursuant to 24 CFR 58 or have already taken more advanced Part 58 training.

To register for this training, please visit http://www.hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.registerEvent&eventId=4064&update=N. Registration will close April 28, 2021, or when 250 people have enrolled, whichever occurs first. Registrants will receive an email with information to access the meeting approximately 1 week prior to the event.

Click here for additional information related to this course and a list of additional training resources.


What's New

COVID-19 Recovery Programs and Resources

Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG-CARES)

Dear Tribal Leader Letters​

Program Notices and Guidance

IHBG-CARES Implementation Training

IHBG-CARES Abbreviated Indian Housing Plan (IHP) and Annual Performance Report (APR)


Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG-CARES)

Program Notices and Guidance

Forms

Dear Tribal Leader Letters

​ICDBG-CARES Funding Awards


TOKA Homes #3 honored with Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award

Photo of Homes

TOKA Homes #3 is a 2020 recipient of the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award (Edson Awards) in the Rural category. Administered by the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, the Edson Awards recognize affordable housing developments and organizations that have demonstrated especially impactful use of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC).

“We congratulate the Tohono O’odham Ki:Ki Association (TOKA) on their well-deserved Edson Award,” said Elizabeth Glynn, Travois CEO. “The Low Income Housing Tax Credit helps tribal communities to build desperately needed housing, where traditional financing is especially challenging. We’re proud to have worked with TOKA on this important development to bring new homes and amenities to community members.”

Announced each year from the nation’s capital, the awards honor LIHTC developments that are strengthening communities, improving residents’ opportunity and boosting economies in urban, suburban and rural areas across the country. The awards come at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact have intensified the need for affordable housing, compounding the challenge facing at-risk families and individuals already struggling to pay rent.

Developed by Tohono O’odham Ki:Ki Association, TOKA Homes III provides 38 new affordable homes in the San Xavier District of the Tohono O’odham Nation in Tucson, AZ. To make this development possible, LIHTCs were awarded by the Arizona Department of Housing, resulting in $8.7 million provided by American Express and syndicated by Red Stone Equity Partners. Travois served as the consultant and architect and Kappcon served as the general contractor. Of the 38 new homes, 24 serve families with children, two of the townhomes are ADA accessible and one of the single-family units can accommodate those who are sensory impaired. The development is located near tribal services and amenities, a grocery store, health center, public park, public library, high-quality primary education and public transportation. Also available to residents is before and after-school educational assistance, financial literacy classes, computer training and job training. Door-to-door transportation services are also provided at no cost.

Community Building

​“The Tohono O’odham Ki:Ki Association has been an essential part of the Tohono O’odham Nation for over fifty years. Thanks to their efforts, the Tohono O’odham people are leading the way in innovative solutions to providing high-quality, affordable housing to their people,” wrote U.S. Representative Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz., 03), in a letter of congratulations. “With COVID-19 ravaging tribal communities and an eviction crisis looming on the horizon across the country, urgent solutions are needed to ensure affordable housing for everyone. The TOKA Homes III development is emblematic of the creativity we need at this time. It’s an example of the Tohono O’odham’s commitment to affordable housing that not just provides working families with houses, but a community. I want to commend them for this tremendous honor and look forward to continuing to work with my tribal partners to ensure affordable housing for everyone.”

Read the Article Here


Tribal Leaders Handbook on Homeownership

Tribal Leaders Handbook on Homeownership CoverThe Center for Indian Country Development's Tribal Leaders Handbook on Homeownership provides detailed examples, case studies, checklists, and information on developing affordable homeownership in Indian Country. This essential guide provides information on new mortgage programs (government and private), the new kinds of lenders (loan funds, Native CDFIs), and the new energies that are transforming Indian housing. Download a copy HERE.

 

 


Updated Healthy Home Checklist from EPA/CDC/HUD/DHHS

Home assessments can help make homes healthier. Checklist covers the major contributors to asthma and allergies, with suggested action items that are generally simple and low cost. Download a copy HERE 


ONAP OFFERS FREE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING

HUD’s Office of Native American Programs offers FREE Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) for Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities for a wide variety of tribal housing and related issues. To request specialized Technical Assistance and/or Training from SWONAP click here and complete the form and email to Debbie Broermann at Deborah.S.Broermann@hud.gov or Cheryl Dixon Zuni at CherylDixonZuni@hud.gov


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Phoenix Office
One North Central Avenue, Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ, 85004-2361
Telephone: (602) 379-7200
FAX: (602) 379-3101

Albuquerque Office
500 Gold Avenue SW, 7th Floor, Suite 7301
PO Box 906, Albuquerque, NM 87103-0906
Phone: (505) 346-6923
FAX: (505) 346-7220

 

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