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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December 5, 2022

HUD Announces Creation of New Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

HUD announced the creation of the first-ever Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee during the 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit. The committee will aim to strengthen the nation-to-nation relationship between HUD and Tribal communities, coordinate policy across all HUD programs, and…

October 11, 2022

HUD Announces Deadline Extension for IHBG Competitive Grants

HUD has extended the deadline for tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) to submit their Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competitive Grant applications. The deadline was previously November 17, 2022, but has now been extended to January 24, 2023. Approximately $129 million will…

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…