April 15, 2015

New Tribal Consultation Policy Emphasizes HUD’S Government to Government Relationship with Native American Nations

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Each day, as we work with American Indian and Alaska Native leaders to improve housing for thousands of Native American families, HUD recognizes the unique relationship between the Government of the United States and the governments of Indian tribes, as well as the unique Federal responsibility to Indian people. 

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June 3, 2013

Sustainability in Indian Country

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The intersection of housing and culture is brought into clear focus in this series of videos highlighting new sustainable housing projects in four Native American communities. Among the projects depicted is the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Housing Authority, which designed the energy-efficient Teekalet Village to preserve the cultural importance of fishing and waterways.  Adjacent to […]

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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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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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September 17, 2012

New Funding to Support Training and Technical Assistance in Native American Communities

HUD recently announced $7.35 million in available funding to offer technical assistance, advice and training to Tribes and Tribally Designated  Housing Entities (TDHE) so they, in turn, can improve living conditions for  Native Americans, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians.  This is the first time these grants are being offered on a competitive basis. “This is […]

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