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Overview Introduced: May 25, 2017 Status: Introduced on May 25, 2017 This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 25, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the...read more
LEGISLATIVE ALERT – FY2017 AND FY2018 APPROPRIATIONS Old Business: Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Bills. The 114th Congress concluded last December without...read more
Feb 15, 2017 Tester, Udall Fight Veteran Homelessness in Indian Country (U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian...read more
Executive Summary from the Housing Needs Study On January 3, 2017, HUD published “Housing Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives in Tribal Areas: A Report From the Assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs: Executive...read more
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CONFERENCE CALL Please join us Thursday January 5, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time for the latest Legislative Committee conference call. Call-in #: (267) 930-4000 Passcode: 814-641-180 Click here for a copy of the agenda. For more...read more
Dear Tribal Leader letter on MOU and Statement – Environmental Reviews for Housing and related projects in Indian Country
Dear Tribal Leaders Letter regarding Coordinated Environmental Review Initiative. Comments due February 12, 2017. As the lead agency in the federal effort to develop a coordinated environmental review process for housing and housing-related infrastructure in Indian...read more
USDA RD Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Energy Audit (EA) and Renewable Energy Development Assistance (REDA) Eligibility Webinar – Friday, January 6 @ 1 PM EST
USDA Rural Development is conducting a webinar this week to discuss eligibility for their Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program - Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance (EA REDA). The program staff has asked for assistance in reaching...read more
National American Indian Housing Council supports Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s assertion of tribal rights and sovereignty to protect tribal lands, water and natural resources.
Good Afternoon, The National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) Board of Directors approved the attached resolution in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s assertion of tribal rights and sovereignty to protect tribal lands, water and natural resources....read more
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.
NAIHC Advocacy Mission
- 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.
What is NAHASDA?
What Is NAHASDA?
The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) reorganized the system of housing assistance provided to Native Americans through the Department of Housing and Urban Development by eliminating several separate programs of assistance and replacing them with a block grant program. The two programs authorized for Indian tribes under NAHASDA are the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) which is a formula based grant program and Title VI Loan Guarantee which provides financing guarantees to Indian tribes for private market loans to develop affordable housing. Regulations are published at 24 CFR Part 1000.
NAHASDA was amended in 2000 to add Title VIII-Housing Assistance for Native Hawaiians. The amendment to NAHASDA adds similar programs for Native Hawaiians who reside on Hawaiian Home Lands. Regulations for implementing Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant (NHHBG) program program are published at 24 CFR Part 1006.
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The Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) is scheduled for reauthorization in 2013. NAIHC conducted a comprehensive outreach effort to solicit input from its membership to be included in reauthorization of the NAHASDA statute.
On July 31, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held a hearing on NAHASDA reauthorization bill S. 1352. NAIHC representatives attended and Chairwoman Causley provided written testimony. Click here to read the full testimony.
On January 14, 2015, Representative Steve Pearce (R-NM) introduced H.R.360, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2015. The bill included 13 original cosponsors, Representatives Tom Cole (R-OK), Don Young (R-AK), Gwen Moore (D-WI), Denny Heck (D-WA), Dan Kildee (D-MI), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Mark Takai (D-HI), Mark Amodei (R-NV), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) Ryan Zinke (R-MT), David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Betty McCollum (D-MN). NAIHC is pleased with the strong, bipartisan support this legislation enjoys and supports it.
This bill would reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, a law that consolidated federal housing programs for Native Americans and block-granted the programs and associated funding directly to Indian tribes. It was last reauthorized in 2008.
Developed and championed by the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC), a non-profit housing and technical assistance organization, H.R. 360 would expedite required federal approvals, authorize tribes to blend housing construction money with sanitation facilities funding, launch a demonstration program for alternative privatization authority for Native housing, and other reforms.
NAIHC urges tribal leaders and NAIHC membership to contact their congressional delegations to support swift passage of H.R. 360. To obtain information on you Member of Congress, please visithttp://www.house.gov/representatives/find/.
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