Upcoming HUD Trainings

NAIHC, in conjunction with HUD, provides training on multiple topics related to the effective administration of your housing program. This training is free and available to all IHBG grantees. Click here to see more information about topics and dates in 2014-2015.

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NAIHC is requesting proposals from qualified individuals and firms for professional services that include, providing technical assistance.

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NAHASDA Reauthorization Bill Introduced in House

NAIHC Chairwoman Sami Jo Difuntorum applauds Congressman Steve Pearce (R-NM) for introducing legislation to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA).

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From the Chair

NAIHC announces the departure of Executive Director David Sanborn from the position of Executive Director. The NAIHC Board of Directors and Staff wish David a successful and prosperous future.

Joseph Diehl will serve as the interim Executive Director, assisting the organization in initiating a nationwide recruitment process. A detailed position description will be posted soon.

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2014 Resolutions

Three resolutions were passed during the Annual Members’ Meeting on June 5, 2014, in Kansas City, MO. Please click here to see the complete resolutions. Shawn Pensoneau, Director of the Office of Governmental Affairs can answer any questions at or 202-454-0928.

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NAHASDA Reauthorization

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 visit

2015 Congressional Calendar

NAIHC has created a calendar of the 2015 House and Senate schedules

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Federal Monitor

A newsletter providing information on issues of importance for Indian housing.

March 18, 2015
Topics covered: NAHASDA Reauthorization, President's FY 2016 Budget Request and leadership changes in HUD's Office of Public and Indian Affairs

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NAHASDA Reauthorization

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.

NAHASDA Reauthorization Timeline (PDF)

NAHASDA Reauthorization Discussion Draft Bill (PDF)

Section by Section Summary of NAIHC Discussion Draft (PDF)

NAHASDA Reauthorization Matrix Document (PDF)

NAIHC’s additional comments on S. 1352 to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (PDF)

NAIHC NAHASDA Reauthorization One-Pager (PDF)

NAIHC NAHASDA Reauthorization White Paper (PDF)

Sample Tribal NAHASDA Resolution Template in support of NAHASDA (PDF)

Sample Tribal Letter To Congress in support of NAHASDA (PDF)

NAHASDA as Amended (PDF)

NAHASDA Regulations (PDF)