HUD's Office of Native American Programs (ONAP), part of the Office of Public and Indian Housing, administers housing and community development programs that benefit American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments, tribal members, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Native Hawaiians, and other Native American organizations. Flexibility inherent in these self-determination programs enable Indian Tribes to design, develop, and operate their own affordable housing programs and develop economic opportunities based on local needs and customs -- including addressing climate change.

ONAP’s Actions on Climate and Environmental Justice

Through the Climate Action Plan, ONAP has committed to take many actions over the next several years on Climate and Environmental Justice, including:

  • Awarding funds to Tribes for energy and water efficiency retrofits (contingent on funding)
  • Targeting resources to make Indian Housing Block Grant-assisted housing more energy efficient and resilient, and to reduce energy and water consumption and utility burden
  • Building capacity of tribes and federal agencies to develop efficient, coordinated environmental reviews and strengthen environmental compliance through the Tribal Housing and Related Infrastructure Interagency Task Force
  • Providing technical assistance to HUD customers to support sustainable, net zero/next generation building that is reflective of tribal cultures and supports job creation

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