The National Low Income Housing Coalition strongly urges Congress to increase funding to build and preserve affordable homes in Native communities with the greatest needs.

Native Americans in tribal areas have some of the worst housing needs in the United States. They face high poverty rates and low incomes, overcrowding, lack of plumbing and heat, and unique development issues. Despite the growing need for safe, decent homes, federal investments in affordable housing on tribal lands have been chronically underfunded for decades, particularly in more rural and remote areas. Recent changes to federal Native housing programs have led to an even greater reduction in resources for communities most in need.

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August 15, 2022

HUD Announces Tribal Funding Opportunities for ICDBG and IHBG Programs

HUD announced two new funding opportunities on August 8 for housing and community development projects in tribal communities. According to the announcement, approximately $129 million will be made available for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competitive Grant Program and approximately $92…

July 6, 2021

NAHASDA Reauthorization Reintroduced in Senate

Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Jon Tester (D-MT), and John Hoeven (R-ND) on June 24 reintroduced the “Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 2021” (S. 2264), which would reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of…

May 13, 2020

Overview of Housing and Homeless Provisions in the HEROES Act

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) released on May 12 the HEROES Act. The $3 trillion bill proposes almost $200 billion in additional funding for housing and homelessness programs to help communities respond to the coronavirus crisis. For more details, see NLIHC’s updated budget chart. Thanks to…