Linda Lee Retka
Training and Technical Assistance Program Director- White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa
LindaLee Retka is National American Indian Housing Council’s Program Director. She has more than 19 years of experience directly related to the management of all aspects of tribal housing programs. Her previous career positions with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe included Grants Compliance Manager and Assistant Director of Housing. While employed with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe she worked closely with the Eastern Woodlands Office of Native American Programs on several complex tribal housing issues, which now serve as models for Native urban housing development.
Since, joining NAIHC in 2010 her work has focused on providing strategic planning, program and policy analysis, technical assistance and training services to Indian Tribes, Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) and ONAP. She has specialized technical expertise in the fields of housing, community development, and is an experienced facilitator, trainer, curriculum developer, and program evaluator.
Through her involvement in multi-tribal housing initiatives, Ms. Retka has been an innovator in providing affordable housing opportunities for tribal community members. She served as an American Indian representative board member of the Minnesota Emerging Markets Homeownership Initiative and a member of the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s “Partnering to Enhance Service Delivery and Outcomes for Native Youth” Tribal working group. LindaLee is an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, White Earth Nation.
Minnesota Field Office
20877 233rd Street
Little Falls, MN 56345