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 provide advice concerning the housing priorities of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) peoples. The committee will include 15 tribal leaders and seven HUD representatives. A complete list of members can be found in HUD’s press release regarding the creation of the committee.

HUD announced the launch of the committee and its new members during November’s annual Native American Heritage Month. The committee was created in response to a January 2021 memorandum from President Biden calling for all federal agencies “to strengthen their policies and practices on Tribal consultation.” Members of the Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee will represent tribes in each HUD Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) region, except for Hawai’i. According to a Federal Register notice, committee members must be either duly elected Tribal officials or Tribal employees. HUD notes that the committee will not replace Tribal consultation but serve as a tool to supplement such consultation. The first meeting of the committee has yet to be scheduled.

Read HUD’s press release concerning the creation of the Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee at:

Read the notice about the committee in the Federal Register at:

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