May 16, 2013

Countdown to Father’s Day 2013!

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In nearly one month from today – June 15th – more than 200 public housing authorities across the country will host Father’s Day events as part of a HUD Initiative to reconnect fathers and their children who live in public housing or surrounding communities.  These events also offer an opportunity to link dads with employment, […]

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April 17, 2013

Taking Steps to Bring Clean Water To Indian Country

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I have occasionally used the adage, “You don’t miss the water until the well runs dry,” but most Americans have probably never seen a well, much less rely on one for water.  Surprisingly, there are still many Americans who get their water from wells not because they choose to, but because it is their only source. […]

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March 29, 2013

Section 184 is Back!

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After a brief budget-related interruption in HUD’s Section 184 Program, the Native-American home loan guarantee program is back…and stronger than ever!  Earlier this week, President Obama signed a budget agreement that effectively doubled HUD’s authority to guarantee the home mortgages of Native American borrowers – from $6 million to $12.2 million. This will allow the […]

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February 19, 2013

Public, Private Partnership Aims to Help More Americans Get Connected to Internet

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For most people, resources ranging from new job possibilities to a home remedy to remove spaghetti sauce from a white shirt are only a click away because they can use the basic technology they have in their homes – a computer with Internet access.  Unfortunately, for millions of Americans even the simplest tasks become monumental […]

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December 3, 2012

HUD Updates Rules to Provide Native American Greater Access to Affordable Housing

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Today, HUD published updated regulations designed to provide greater access to affordable housing for Native Americans.  In 1996, Congress passed the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) which simplified and reorganized the system HUD used to provide housing assistance to Native American communities. NAHASDA created a more efficient block grant program that reduced […]

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