Advocacy

NAIHC and United Tribes Technical College enter MOA to provide Continuing Education Units to Housing Professionals

NAIHC Executive Director Tony Walters and United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) President Leander McDonald have signed a Memorandum of Agreement that will allow participants receiving training at select NAIHC workshops to also gain Continuing Education Units (CEUs)...
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U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee is taking written testimony on FY 2018 budget requests

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...
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National Rural Housing Coalition has created a letter to Congress opposing cuts to the USDA Rural Development Program

From the National Rural Housing Coalition:   Dear Rural and Community Development Advocates: As you have likely seen, the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget request proposes drastic cuts and eliminations to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural...
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HUD Office of Housing Counseling Disaster Assistance and Response Guidance – Idaho Severe Storms

Idaho Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4313) Federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of Idaho to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and...
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Response to President’s Signing Statement for H.R. 244

The NAIHC is disappointed that President Trump called into question the Native American Housing Block Grants funding in his signing statement for the FY17 appropriations bill. Tribal programs are rooted in the United States’ trust responsibilities and treaty...
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Advocacy

Congressional Calendar:

House and Senate leadership released calendars for the first session of the 115th Congress in 2017. Both chambers will be in session for a total of 139 days. The Senate is schedule to be in session for an additional 50 days for a total of 189 days in session and the House is schedule to be in session for an additional six days for a total of 145 days in session.

The chambers will recess the third full week of February, the second and third weeks of April, the first week of July, the entire month of August, the third full week of November, and the last two weeks of December. See the calendar from CQ Roll Call below for a visual representation.

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2017 Congressional Calendar

Our Advocacy Mission:

National American Indian Housing Council, represents the unique and historic interests of tribes and tribally designated housing entities on American Indian and Alaska Native housing issues.

  • To maintain relationships with Members of Congress and their staff.
  • To maintain a relationship with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • To provide advocacy to tribes and tribally designated housing entities.
  • To represent NAIHC before the Congress and the federal government to advocate for legislation and policy favorable to American Indian and Alaska Native housing needs.

 

How Can You Help?

1. Tell Us Your Story.

You can display your information on our website.

– How has NAIHC contributed to your success?
– Importance of housing in your community (success stories)
– A training or service that helped you with skills for your job.

2. Contact Your Representatives.

Senators Directory for 115th Congress

House of Representatives 115th Mailing List

3. Visit Washington DC.

We can help you set up your meetings. Let us know when you’re coming to town. We can set up the meeting & provide you the most up-to-date information.