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This is a two-day interactive course designed to develop the Housing Board’s knowledge of the federal rules and requirements related to accepting Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funding and familiarize attendees with the operation of the Tribally Designated Housing Entity (TDHE) and their role as the Board in this industry.

The course will cover the history of Indian Housing to the current statute governing the eligible activities and the required policies. It will also include the planning and controlling aspect of management. The course offers information on conflict of interest, the business meeting, setting agendas, the roles and responsibilities of officers and other helpful tips in conducting business. Other discussion will include the review of applicable federal and tribal laws that may impact the process. Case studies will be reviewed and participants should refer to their own policies in determining the desired outcome when working on the Board exercises.

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This is a two-day interactive course designed to develop the Housing Board’s knowledge of the federal rules and requirements related to accepting Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funding and familiarize attendees with the operation of the Tribally Designated Housing Entity (TDHE) and their role as the Board in this industry.

The course will cover the history of Indian Housing to the current statute governing the eligible activities and the required policies. It will also include the planning and controlling aspect of management. The course offers information on conflict of interest, the business meeting, setting agendas, the roles and responsibilities of officers and other helpful tips in conducting business. Other discussion will include the review of applicable federal and tribal laws that may impact the process. Case studies will be reviewed and participants should refer to their own policies in determining the desired outcome when working on the Board exercises.

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Legislative Conference 2017 Agenda

March 6-8, 2017

Washington Court Hotel
Washington, DC

The decisions made by Congress and the Administration in Washington, DC, directly affect you and all of Indian Country. NAIHC’s Annual Legislative Conference offers tribes, TDHEs, and Housing Authorities a chance to take part on the process. Attendees can discuss—with each other and with representatives of the federal government—the scope and impact of legislative issues affecting Indian Country. The event brings tribal housing representatives face-to-face with lawmakers, both during the conference and during Congressional visits on Capitol Hill.

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Capitol Hill Morning Session Agenda

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122 C Street NW Suite 350 Washington, DC 20001
122 C Street NW Suite 350 Washington, DC 20001

You are invited to the National Office of the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) for the Legislative Conference Welcome Reception. Please join friends, colleagues and staff for an Welcome Reception: See our new space including a large multipurpose room available to members and sister organization use. Pick up our latest annual report and learn about our strategic priorities and legislative priorities. Have some fun networking with others. Great refreshments will be served!

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Date: Monday March 6, 2017
Time: 1:30pm EST
Location: 122 C Street NW Suite 350
Washington, DC 20001

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Legislative Conference 2017 Agenda

March 6-8, 2017

Washington Court Hotel
Washington, DC

The decisions made by Congress and the Administration in Washington, DC, directly affect you and all of Indian Country. NAIHC’s Annual Legislative Conference offers tribes, TDHEs, and Housing Authorities a chance to take part on the process. Attendees can discuss—with each other and with representatives of the federal government—the scope and impact of legislative issues affecting Indian Country. The event brings tribal housing representatives face-to-face with lawmakers, both during the conference and during Congressional visits on Capitol Hill.

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Capitol Hill Morning Session Agenda

Afternoon Session Agenda

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Legislative Conference 2017 Agenda

March 6-8, 2017

Washington Court Hotel
Washington, DC

The decisions made by Congress and the Administration in Washington, DC, directly affect you and all of Indian Country. NAIHC’s Annual Legislative Conference offers tribes, TDHEs, and Housing Authorities a chance to take part on the process. Attendees can discuss—with each other and with representatives of the federal government—the scope and impact of legislative issues affecting Indian Country. The event brings tribal housing representatives face-to-face with lawmakers, both during the conference and during Congressional visits on Capitol Hill.

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Capitol Hill Morning Session Agenda

Afternoon Session Agenda

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Indigenous Women Rise will join the Native Nations March on Washington on 3/10/17!

Save the Date – Rise with Standing Rock.

Sister marches are welcome and organized independently. Visit http://standwithstandingrock.net/march/ for more information on the national rally.

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

AMERIND RISK | NAIHC

Annual Convention & Trade Fair

June 27-29, 2017

Nashville, TN

Due Wednesday March 15, 2017

The AMERIND RISK   National American Indian Housing Council’s (NAIHC) Annual Convention will include training sessions that provide up-to-date information on issues that impact tribal housing programs and that directly relate to administration of programs under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA). Tribal housing professionals and other tribal housing and community development stakeholders will be the primary audience at the Annual Convention.

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Participants will learn how to deliver a comprehensive homebuyer education program designed to help educate prospective native homebuyers on how to become successful homeowners. The curriculum is specifically tailored for Native American communities.

Participants will also learn the most effective methods to help potential homebuyers determine what is best for them; to build a new home or to buy an existing one. Other areas covered in this curriculum include understanding the mortgage loan process, how to prepare a family budget, how to improve credit profiles, how to avoid the pitfalls of predatory lending, foreclosure prevention strategies, and how the family can maintain the home and their personal finances after the purchase.

Instructors specialize in homebuyer education and include culturally relevant teaching techniques in the classroom.

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Participants will learn how to deliver a comprehensive homebuyer education program designed to help educate prospective native homebuyers on how to become successful homeowners. The curriculum is specifically tailored for Native American communities.

Participants will also learn the most effective methods to help potential homebuyers determine what is best for them; to build a new home or to buy an existing one. Other areas covered in this curriculum include understanding the mortgage loan process, how to prepare a family budget, how to improve credit profiles, how to avoid the pitfalls of predatory lending, foreclosure prevention strategies, and how the family can maintain the home and their personal finances after the purchase.

Instructors specialize in homebuyer education and include culturally relevant teaching techniques in the classroom.

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Click here for NAHASDA LIHTC Certification course description.

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Environmental Review: A Study of Housing Rehabilitation Project
March 21-22, 2017

Environmental Assessment for New Construction
March 23-24, 2017

These 2 interactive workshops address the environmental review requirements of 24 CFR Part 58 as they apply to HUD-funded housing new construction and rehabilitation activities. Participants will learn about the specific requirements that apply to projects, including NEPA and the other related laws and authorities, and how to evaluate and address them in the environmental review record, from project planning through HUD approval and release of funding. During each workshop participants will work with a specific project case study to develop a completed Environmental Assessment or a completed Review, enabling them to learn and then use the new knowledge they have gained. The sessions will wrap up with a discussion of key stumbling points and environmental review best practices.

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Environmental Review: A Study of Housing Rehabilitation Project
March 21-22 | Silverdale, WA
Registration Open Click here

Participants will learn how to deliver a comprehensive homebuyer education program designed to help educate prospective native homebuyers on how to become successful homeowners. The curriculum is specifically tailored for Native American communities.

Participants will also learn the most effective methods to help potential homebuyers determine what is best for them; to build a new home or to buy an existing one. Other areas covered in this curriculum include understanding the mortgage loan process, how to prepare a family budget, how to improve credit profiles, how to avoid the pitfalls of predatory lending, foreclosure prevention strategies, and how the family can maintain the home and their personal finances after the purchase.

Instructors specialize in homebuyer education and include culturally relevant teaching techniques in the classroom.

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Click here for NAHASDA LIHTC Certification course description.

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Environmental Review: A Study of Housing Rehabilitation Project
March 21-22, 2017

Environmental Assessment for New Construction
March 23-24, 2017

These 2 interactive workshops address the environmental review requirements of 24 CFR Part 58 as they apply to HUD-funded housing new construction and rehabilitation activities. Participants will learn about the specific requirements that apply to projects, including NEPA and the other related laws and authorities, and how to evaluate and address them in the environmental review record, from project planning through HUD approval and release of funding. During each workshop participants will work with a specific project case study to develop a completed Environmental Assessment or a completed Review, enabling them to learn and then use the new knowledge they have gained. The sessions will wrap up with a discussion of key stumbling points and environmental review best practices.

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Environmental Review: A Study of Housing Rehabilitation Project
March 21-22 | Silverdale, WA
Registration Open Click here

Participants will learn how to deliver a comprehensive homebuyer education program designed to help educate prospective native homebuyers on how to become successful homeowners. The curriculum is specifically tailored for Native American communities.

Participants will also learn the most effective methods to help potential homebuyers determine what is best for them; to build a new home or to buy an existing one. Other areas covered in this curriculum include understanding the mortgage loan process, how to prepare a family budget, how to improve credit profiles, how to avoid the pitfalls of predatory lending, foreclosure prevention strategies, and how the family can maintain the home and their personal finances after the purchase.

Instructors specialize in homebuyer education and include culturally relevant teaching techniques in the classroom.

Click here for Registration and Event Details

Click here for NAHASDA LIHTC Certification course description.

Click here for Registration

Environmental Review: A Study of Housing Rehabilitation Project
March 21-22, 2017

Environmental Assessment for New Construction
March 23-24, 2017

These 2 interactive workshops address the environmental review requirements of 24 CFR Part 58 as they apply to HUD-funded housing new construction and rehabilitation activities. Participants will learn about the specific requirements that apply to projects, including NEPA and the other related laws and authorities, and how to evaluate and address them in the environmental review record, from project planning through HUD approval and release of funding. During each workshop participants will work with a specific project case study to develop a completed Environmental Assessment or a completed Review, enabling them to learn and then use the new knowledge they have gained. The sessions will wrap up with a discussion of key stumbling points and environmental review best practices.

Click here for Event Details and Registration

Environmental Assessment for New Construction
March 23-24 | Silverdale, WA
Registration Open Click here

Participants will learn how to deliver a comprehensive homebuyer education program designed to help educate prospective native homebuyers on how to become successful homeowners. The curriculum is specifically tailored for Native American communities.

Participants will also learn the most effective methods to help potential homebuyers determine what is best for them; to build a new home or to buy an existing one. Other areas covered in this curriculum include understanding the mortgage loan process, how to prepare a family budget, how to improve credit profiles, how to avoid the pitfalls of predatory lending, foreclosure prevention strategies, and how the family can maintain the home and their personal finances after the purchase.

Instructors specialize in homebuyer education and include culturally relevant teaching techniques in the classroom.

Click here for Registration and Event Details

Environmental Review: A Study of Housing Rehabilitation Project
March 21-22, 2017

Environmental Assessment for New Construction
March 23-24, 2017

These 2 interactive workshops address the environmental review requirements of 24 CFR Part 58 as they apply to HUD-funded housing new construction and rehabilitation activities. Participants will learn about the specific requirements that apply to projects, including NEPA and the other related laws and authorities, and how to evaluate and address them in the environmental review record, from project planning through HUD approval and release of funding. During each workshop participants will work with a specific project case study to develop a completed Environmental Assessment or a completed Review, enabling them to learn and then use the new knowledge they have gained. The sessions will wrap up with a discussion of key stumbling points and environmental review best practices.

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Environmental Assessment for New Construction
March 23-24 | Silverdale, WA
Registration Open Click here

The 2017 George Nolan or Virginia Kizer Annual Award for Outstanding Lifetime Service
Deadline March 25, 2017 by 5pm EST

George Nolan
(Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa)

NAIHC Chairman from 1988 to 1992, he is remembered for his highly spiritual energy in bringing groups together and making the case for Indian housing. He passed away in 2004, but as Chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Authority in Michigan, he left a legacy of warmth and passion that still inspires those who knew him.

Virginia Kizer
(Washoe)

A strong Indian housing advocate, she had over a quarter century of experience when she passed away in 2002. As Executive Director of the Washoe Housing Authority in Nevada, she is remembered as someone who was always able to overcome obstacles. From 1988 to 1998, she served on the NAIHC Board of Directors.

Criteria for Consideration

Extended Service to Indian Housing
Significant Accomplishments/Contributions
Notable Personal Qualities (leadership, integrity, involvement, etc.)
May be active, retired or deceased; tribal or non-tribal member
Supporting documents encouraged

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Thank you to our year-long partners!

Thank you to our 2017 Legislative Conference partners and sponsors!

Cedar Sponsors

Sage Sponsor

Turquoise Premier Partner