What is NAIHC?

The nation’s only tribal non-profit organization dedicated solely to improving housing conditions in Native American communities, advancing housing infrastructure development, and expanding economic and community development across Indian Country.


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We Are Your Voice in Washington, D.C.

NAIHC serves as an advocate to Congress and the Administration on behalf of Native housing entities and their efforts to provide culturally relevant and quality affordable housing on behalf of Native people.


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Building Capacity

NAIHC provides training and technical assistance to tribal housing authorities, Tribally Designated Housing Authorities (TDHEs) and tribal housing professionals.


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Stand Together

NAIHC hosts three meetings a year: the Legislative Conference aimed at advocacy on Capitol Hill; the Annual Convention targeted for all tribal housing professionals and interested parties; and the Legal Symposium focused on the legal and regulatory issues.


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NAIHC members have a voice in providing culturally relevant and quality affordable housing for Native people.


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National American Indian Housing Council

NAIHC is the only national organization representing housing interests of Native people who reside in Indian communities, Alaska Native Villages, and on native Hawaiian Home Lands. The NAIHC is composed of 271 members representing 463 tribes and housing organizations. NAIHC also has associate and individual members and organizations that support our mission. NAIHC is guided by a 10-member Board of Directors representing Native housing entities in nine geographical regions throughout the United States. NAIHC promotes and supports Native housing entities in their efforts to provide culturally relevant and quality affordable housing on behalf of Native people. NAIHC services to its members and the general public include: Advocacy for housing opportunities and increased funding for Native American housing and community development programs; Training in many areas of Native housing management; On-site technical assistance for Native housing professionals; and Research and information services related to Native housing issues and programs. NAIHC is supported by member dues and fees, government, foundation, association and private grants. If you are interested in supporting the work of NAIHC, please contact us at (202) 789-1754.
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National American Indian Housing CouncilSaturday, May 27th, 2017 at 6:16am
USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Support the Development of Rural Community Facilities

Yesterday the Secretary announced a new funding opportunity through USDA Rural Development to support the development of essential Rural Community Facilities. The announcement can be accessed below. Within the announcement there are hyperlinks to the program’s webpage and the federal register notice.

This program is a little different than what we’ve traditionally offered, in that it provides grant funding for predevelopment costs and technical assistance. Tribes are eligible both as technical assistance providers and as ultimate recipients. Therefore, for all that are interested, I’d recommend a close read of both the federal register notice and the webpage as the eligible costs for technical assistance providers and ultimate recipients are different.

Applications are due at 5:00 PM EDT on July 24, 2017. A webinar for potential applicants is scheduled for June 20th at 2:00 PM EDT. I don’t have all the details yet but will send out the official flyer and/or the access instructions when I have them. So for now please save the date and time.

National American Indian Housing Council
National American Indian Housing CouncilThursday, May 25th, 2017 at 6:08am
HUD Office of Housing Counseling Disaster Assistance and Response Guidance - Idaho Severe Storms

National American Indian Housing Council
National American Indian Housing CouncilTuesday, May 23rd, 2017 at 5:59am
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee is taking written testimony on FY 2018 budget requests.

Attached is the NAIHC’s final submission to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee. Tribes and Tribal Housing Authorities can and should submit their own testimony as well. Submissions are DUE this FRIDAY, MAY 26, and must be submitted in Microsoft Word or Word Perfect formats (no PDFs!)

Complete directions are also attached and can be found online at https://www.appropriations.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/THUD-OWTGuidelines-FY2018.pdf

The President’s budget is also being released this week, and is expected to include cuts to a number of programs across the government, including tribal programs. NAIHC will review the President’s Budget and will likely submit and addendum to its testimony to the Appropriations Committee that will include any responses to the President’s proposals.

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National American Indian Housing CouncilTuesday, May 23rd, 2017 at 1:28am
US EPA Federal Certification for Pesticide Applicators in Indian Country

This friendly reminder is being sent on behalf of the US EPA to ensure that tribal staff and others applying “restricted-use pesticides” in Indian country are Federally-certified by the US EPA. If you suspect or are aware of applicators who are not properly certified, please notify:

• David Star, Chief, Pesticides and Toxics Compliance Section at (312) 886-6009, star.david@epa.gov and
• Cc: Estrella Calvo, Chief, Pesticides Section at (312) 353-8931, calvo.estrella@epa.gov.

National American Indian Housing Council
National American Indian Housing CouncilSaturday, May 20th, 2017 at 7:54am
National American Indian Housing Council
National American Indian Housing CouncilFriday, May 19th, 2017 at 8:58am
39 Day until AMERIND | NAIHC Annual Trade Show & Conference in Nashville.

NAIHC is still accepting Exhibitors, Sponsorships,& Presentation Proposals.



Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 12:30am
NAIHC is looking for dynamic individuals to join the team at the National office in Washington, DC.
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 5:53am
"Tribal programs are rooted in US trust responsibilities and treaty obligations towards Tribes not race or ethnicity" https://t.co/WT6uvz6lSo
Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 11:35pm
Chance Rush, keynote speaker at the Amerind Risk | NAIHC convention! https://t.co/lpa48eF8K0 June 27-29, 2017 Nashville, TN
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 2:00am
End of an Era: American Indian Center of Chicago Moves from Wilson Avenue Location - Native News Online https://t.co/Wj5NQqWyxd
Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 6:09am
2017 Amerind | NAIHC National Conference & Trade Show - Nashville, TN. Registration now open!
Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 3:31am
Trump administration considers $6 billion cut to HUD budget https://t.co/iEo4GWo27o