December 2, 2011

Home for Good

Today I attended the Tribal Nations Conference hosted by the Obama Administration, where one of the goals was to listen and help ensure Native American communities can build their communities and economies in response to their needs as they see fit. It followed a special event we held at HUD on Wednesday, when I got […]

November 29, 2011

Daily Housing Round-up

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Good Tuesday morning HUDlers. As your week gets going, let’s delve into some housing news: Secretary Donovan visits Rhode Island to showcase revitalization efforts and highlight how pending legislation can continue to improve neighborhoods. HUD awards funds for senior housing programs in Philadelphia and New Jersey, a Kansas City young adult housing project, and disability […]

November 17, 2011

Growing access to capital in Native American communities

As we celebrate American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month this November, it’s a good time to take a look at homeownership in Native American communities. A special set of circumstances, including the trust status of land in Native American country, have made homeownership historically challenging for many families. That is why HUD’s Office of […]

September 22, 2011

Green Building in Indian Country

Our guest blogger today is Francis Harjo, Information and Communications Manager with HUD’s Office of Native American Program. Mr. Harjo is Creek/Seminole/Paiute. Our ancestors considered this land, our Earth, sacred – a gift to pass on to our children. In many ways, Native communities have been the most green advocates and implementers of green practices […]