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1 Slide 1 U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Welcome to HUD’s Southwest Office of Native American Programs (SWONAP)

2 Slide 2 SWONAP’s Region  HUD’s Office of Native American Programs has six (6) regional offices  The Southwest region is ONAP’s largest region spanning 5 states: Arizona California New Mexico Nevada & Texas (Ysleta del Sur)

3 Slide 3 Little Colorado River Taos New Mexico Scenic Southwest Region

4 Slide 4 SWONAP Fun Facts  SWONAP’s main office is in Phoenix, AZ.  SWONAP has a satellite office in Albuquerque, NM.  SWONAP has 3 Divisions: Administration – Carolyn O’Neil, Administrator Grants Management (grant award & implementation) Bob Holden, Director Grants Evaluation (compliance & monitoring) John Fernandes, Director  SWONAP has 38 professional and experienced staff ready to provide resources & assistance.

5 Slide 5 SWONAP’s Main Funding Programs ◊ Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) ◊ Indian Community Development Block Grants (ICDBG) ◊Loan Guarantee Programs ◊ Section 184 Home Loan Guarantee Program ◊ Title VI Tribal Housing Activities Loan Guarantees

6 Slide 6 Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG)  TYPE OF FUNDING: Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program provides annual housing funds directly to a tribe or a tribally designated housing entity (TDHE).  PURPOSE: The primary purpose of the IHBG is to provide low-income Indian families with housing assistance.  ELIGIBILITY: Eligible IHBG recipients are federally recognized Indian tribes or their TDHE, and a limited number of state recognized tribes.  Website:

7 Slide 7 Eligible IHBG Housing Activities  Indian Housing Assistance: –Modernization for housing previously developed under the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 CAS (current assisted stock) units. –Operating and maintaining CAS units.  Housing Development  Housing Services  Housing Management Services  Crime Prevention & Safety  Planning & Administration  Model Activities

8 Slide 8 Fort Bidwell

9 Slide 9 Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG)  TYPE: Grant funding to develop viable communities, including infrastructure development, Community or Public Facilities, New housing construction, and Economic opportunities, principally for persons of low-to-moderate income.  ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are Indian tribes or tribal organizations on behalf of Indian tribes.  The ICDBG program provides funding for two categories: –(1) Single- purpose grant ($23 million for SWONAP for FFY 2012), and (2) Imminent Threat.  Applications are submitted under a competitive Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is published in the Federal Register.  Website:

10 Slide 10 Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) continued Most Common Single-Purpose project activities include:  Land Acquisition for new housing  Housing Rehabilitation  Public facilities and improvements  Homeownership Assistance  Economic Development  Microenterprise Programs

11 Slide 11 OHKAY OWINGEH HOUSING AUTHORITY OWE’NEH BUPINGAH REHABILITATION PROJECT (21 units) Multi-year, affordable housing, rehabilitation project within the historic pueblo core on the east bank of the Rio Grande River. The 915 acre historic core today contains over 100 buildings including ancient house blocks, an historic 1890 chapel, a larger church constructed on the original footprint of the 1598 mission church, and various tribal government facilities. The condition of the historic buildings is very poor. An historic preservation plan was developed to establish the Pueblo’s goals to preserve living traditions - including the use of indigenous materials such as adobe and mud plaster. Work began with an educational project through which tribal youth were trained in architectural surveying and satellite-based GPS technology. Tribal elders have also been involved in the project through an oral history project that has recorded memories of traditions and buildings. Construction is underway for 21 homes and HUD ICDBG funding has been received for an additional 10 homes.

12 Slide 12 Imminent Threat Grants (Under the ICDBG program) ◊ Imminent Threat grant are funded through an annual set-aside of ICDBG funds. ◊ Eligible applications are funded on a first-come, first-served basis.  Criteria –Imminent threat to health and safety –Not of a recurring nature –Represents a unique and unusual circumstance –Impacts an entire service area –Other sources of funding are not available –Independent verification (i.e., IHS, BIA, County Health Department)

13 Slide 13 Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program Loan Guarantee Eligible Activities  Construction of new housing, including manufactured housing affixed to a permanent foundation (1 to 4 units)  Rehabilitation of existing housing  Acquisition of existing housing  Acquisition and rehabilitation of existing housing  Refinancing existing higher rate home loans Website:

14 Slide 14 Title VI of NAHASDA (Housing Activities Loan Guarantee Program under IHBG)  The purpose of the Title VI loan guarantee program is to assist IHBG recipients that want to finance eligible affordable housing activities but not able to secure financing without the assistance of the federal guarantee.  The tribe or TDHE leverages IHBG (the needs component) funds to finance affordable housing activities today by pledging future grant funds as security for the repayment of the guaranteed obligation.

15 Slide 15 JICARILLA APACHE HOUSING AUTHORITY 10 SCATTERED SITE HOMES (Dulce, New Mexico) JAHA has applied for a HUD Title VI grant to build ten new homes on scattered sites in a high desert Ponderosa forested are in northern New Mexico, near Colorado. JAHA plans to provide as many environmentally responsible measures as possible, including EnergyStar rated manufactured housing, energy efficient appliances &fixtures, insulated windows &doors, high performance building envelopes, water conservation measures such as low-flow plumbing fixtures &rainwater harvesting, and healthy indoor air quality. JAHA also plans to protect the existing trees on site, to providing a limited construction boundary, and to learning more about recycling construction waste. The design process will include a community participation element to ensure the homes meet the needs of tribal members.

16 Slide 16 Title VI of NAHASDA (continued)  The tribe or TDHE repays the obligation.  If the tribe or TDHE fails to repay the debt, HUD honors the guarantee and seeks reimbursement from the tribe’s or TDHE’s future IHBG funds.  Website: Andrea V. Dunyon – Loan Guarantee Coordinator Phone: (602)

17 Slide 17 Sustainability & Green Building Initiatives  EPA-HUD: Tribal Building Codes “Green” Building & Energy Efficiency  HUD-EPA-DOT: Sustainable Planning Grants  HUD-EPA-DOT: Liveable Communities Initiative

18 Slide 18 Partnership for Sustainable Communities  HUD, DOT, EPA have formed the Partnership for Sustainable Communities and are committed to aligning programs and resources in support of 6 Livability Principles.

19 Slide 19 Helpful Resources/Websites  Explore more than 30 U.S. Federal Agency Resources: U.S. government services and programs for Native Americans  HUD’s PIH Notices to Tribes and TDHEs : egs/notices.cfm.  HUD Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities:  American Recovery & Reinvestment Act information:  Government Information by Topic :  Federal Register Today: cont.html.  HUD PIH Environmental Resources: detalk/resources/env.cfm  National Resource Database for Tribal Water System Operators :  Asset Building for Native Communities: eid=a ArRPk

20 Slide 20 Southwestern States Inter Tribal Councils  Inter Tribal Council of Arizona:  Inter Tribal Council of California:  Inter Tribal Council of Nevada:  All Indian Pueblos Council (of New Mexico):

21 Slide 21 Salt River Community Elder Housing Property

22 Slide 22 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project – Mescalero Apache, Ruidoso, NM

23 Slide 23 Fire Station Financed with ICDBG Pascua Yaqui, Arizona

24 Slide 24 Construction in progress-All Mission Indian Housing Authority, Escondido, CA

25 Slide 25 Federal Resources  USDA Rural Development  Rural Utilities Service (USDA):  Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Indian Self-Determination Services  Department of Justice, (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (Native Americans)  General Services Administration (GSA) https://www.gsaadvantage.gov/advantage/main/start_page.do  US Department of Commerce - MDBA (Minority Business Development Agency)  OCC Native American Banking Resource Directory  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – Disaster Preparedness & Recovery  Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Office of Native Affairs & Policy  Administration for Native Americans (ANA):

26 Slide 26 Federal Resources (continued)  Department of Energy's (DOE)Tribal Energy Program  Economic Development Administration  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 Tribal Solid Waste: al/index.html Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 Green Building: ing/index.html  Small Business Administration (SBA)  Department of Treasury CDFI Fund  Indian Health Service (IHS)  Department of Health & Human Services (HRSA) munity/indianhealth/index.html  Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) Training & Events:  Enterprise Green Communities Sustainability Training Grants: ls/funding/grants/sustainability/index.asp.  Native American Business Enterprise Centerwww.ncaied.org

27 THANK YOU for your interest in HUD’s programs for Tribes and Native American communities! For assistance and additional information, contact Southwest Office of Native American Programs: Carolyn O’NeilSarah D. Olson Administrator OR Grants Management Specialist. (602) (602)


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