HUD ONAP Virtual NAHASDA Essentials Training on June 22-24, 2021


June 22-24, 2021 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Pacific Time 

OVERVIEW – Under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.), HUD provides grants, loan guarantees, and technical assistance to Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages for the development and operation of low-income housing in Indian areas. Grants are made to eligible recipients under the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program. Grantees receiving funds under this program are responsible for meeting the requirements of NAHASDA and its implementing regulations.

TRAINING – This exciting and interactive 3-day training will provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to NAHASDA. Participants will become familiar with all program activities, including rental housing, homebuyer programs, rehabilitation, and housing and crime prevention services. Other major topics that will be covered include the IHBG formula, eligible program participants, income verifications, other federal requirements, financial management and program administration. This foundational course will acquaint tribal and TDHE staff with the basic requirements of the IHBG Program and opportunities that are available.

REGISTRATION – Registration for this training is FREE, but you must register to attend. Registration is available online at

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, this training is being offering virtually.

INSTRUCTIONS AND MATERIALS – Instructions on how to access the virtual training and a link to electronic materials will be emailed by Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

TECHNOLOGY NEEDED – The training will be presented via an online platform. Participants will need a smart device (computer, laptop, tablet, or phone) with internet or WiFi connection. A web camera is not required but will be utilized if available.


Sonja Key—In addition to being a seasoned trainer, Ms. Key brings extensive experience in all aspects of managing Indian Housing programs, including NAHASDA and ICDBG. For more than 17 years, Ms. Key worked for the Southern Plains Office of Native American Programs (SPONAP), serving as the Director of Grants Management for 5 of those years.  She currently provides TTA to tribes as a private consultant.

Charles Anderson—With education and experience in Accounting and Finance, and over 30 years’ experience in both Public and Indian Housing management, training and consulting, Charles Anderson’s unique background has proved successful in providing specialized technical assistance and training to many housing organizations throughout the country. Mr. Anderson’s housing experience includes seven years as an Indian Housing Executive Director, 7 years as Operations Manager for the fifth largest Housing Authority in Washington, 3 years as a Training and Technical Assistance Specialist for the National American Indian Housing Council, and for the past 20 years as owner of Northwest Housing Consultants, LLC. Charles Anderson has direct experience in the implementation and management of a number of housing programs including rental housing, homeownership housing, Rental Assistance, Title VI and Section 184 Loan Guarantee programs, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and Rural Housing 515 and Farm Worker Housing.

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