Partner Message: Native Housing Update – January 25th

NAIHC Postpones its February Legislative Conference to Fall 2022

Due to the recent surge of the Omicron variant and increased strain on health care workers, the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) is moving its annual Legislative Conference, originally scheduled for February 14-16, 2022, to later in the fall of this year.

“We were looking forward to welcoming our housing professionals to Washington, DC next month, but with the rising Covid-19 cases across the country, NAIHC decided to postpone the event in an effort to keep our people and communities safe from the virus,” said NAIHC Executive Director Tony Walters.

The health and wellbeing of our tribal people is a priority during these challenging times, and NAIHC apologizes for any inconvenience. To request a refund for registration, please email Steph Poston, NAIHC Event Planner, at

Have you taken the Housing Assistance Survey?

A courtesy reminder to tribal housing directors to please take about 20 minutes to complete the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) survey on the types of housing assistance services your program offers to tribal members, and the types of funding used to provide those services. Complete the survey here.

With the information you provide through the surveyNAIHC is developing a website that lists housing assistance services to serve as a resource for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian homeowners, individuals, and families. Your input is valued and appreciated.

To increase responses, NAIHC staff are calling all housing programs that haven’t responded to the survey yet to encourage directors to complete the survey, and offer any assistance. Staff will also be updating contact information so we can better serve you and your programs.

Your help in building NAIHC’s housing assistance resource website is greatly appreciated. For questions about the survey or resource hub, please contact Marie Cozzetti, NAIHC Membership Coordinator, at or April Hale, NAIHC Communications Consultant, at

NAIHC Membership Dues Information

National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) sent out the 2022 membership invoices over the last few weeks. Please check your inbox for the invoice.

For questions about your invoice or to check your membership status, please contact Marie Cozzetti, NAIHC Membership Coordinator, at

Partner Announcements

Financing Native Homeownership in Indian Country

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 1:00 PM ET

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Project REACh’s Native American Subcommittee are pleased to host, Financing Native Homeownership in Indian Country. This webinar will offer an introduction to the cultural, economic and legal landscapes in Indian Country. Participants will learn about viable strategies banks can utilize to lend and invest in Native homeownership in Indian Country.

Register Here


HUD Announces Regulatory Waivers for Native American Programs in Disaster Areas

OHUD has published a list of waivers and flexibilities from HUD requirements that can be used during calendar years 2022 and 2023 by Indian Housing Block Grant, Indian CDBG, and Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant grantees in areas covered by presidentially declared disasters. Separate notices were issued previously for HUD’s Native American coronavirus relief programs. For more information, contact Hilary Atkin, HUD.

View Waivers and Flexibilities


Hud is Inviting Feedback on Draft FY22-26 Strategic Plan Focus Area

Deadline: Friday, January 28, 2022

HUD is inviting feedback on our draft FY22-26 Strategic Plan focus areas. The Strategic Plan is one of the mechanisms we have available to define what transformational progress looks like for HUD’s programs and for the communities we serve.

Write Feedback

NAIHC Leadership Institute

Indian Housing Management | e-Learning | Click here to register
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NAIHC/HUD Training Schedule

For more information, please contact NAIHC’s Training and Technical Assistance Department at

Associated News and Updates

Water and Environmental Programs Update: Take Advantage of Historically Low Interest RatesSolely focused on rural America, the USDA Rural Utilities Service, acting through USDA Rural Development, has funding available now to help you build, expand, and repair your community’s drinking water, wastewater, storm water drainage, and sanitary solid waste disposal systems.

Apply Here


Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, Inc. (ONAC) is Offering Free Financial Coaching Available to Tribal Citizens Since June 2020, with grant support from the Wells Fargo Foundation, the Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, Inc. (ONAC) has been offering three types of free financial coaching to tribal citizens across the United States: 1) credit counseling, 2) homebuyer education, and 3) financial management (i.e. budgeting).

Click here for more info


Farm and Food Worker Relief Grant Program

Deadline February 8th, 2022

The new Farm and Food Worker Relief Grant Program will make grants to state agencies, tribal entities, and nonprofits with experience in providing support or relief services. Grant recipients will then distribute relief payments to frontline farmworkers, meatpacking, and grocery workers who incurred expenses preparing for, preventing exposure to, and responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Applications are due February 8. For more information, contact USDA staff.

Apply Here


4th Annual Renewable Energy & Sustainability Conference

Save the Date: Feb 22-24, 2022

The 4th Annual Seminole Tribe of Florida Renewable Energy and Sustainability Conference will focus on the newly changing landscape for Tribal energy development and sustainability, including best practices, federal leadership, policy and regulatory changes, funding a project and project planning/development trends.

Click here to register!


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Press the button below to see a letter from HUD Office of Native American Programs regarding the IHBG-CARES and IHBG-ARP funding.

More Information


Native Wellness Institute

The Native Wellness Institute exists to promote the well-being of Native people through programs and trainings that embrace the teachings and traditions of our ancestors. Check out their events by clicking below.

Upcoming Trainings

Career Opportunities

To submit a request to post for Career and RFP announcements, email

Please click the link below for more information on job opportunities with tribal housing programs and non-profits across the country.

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