200,000 Housing Unit Shortfall Nation-wide (US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the US Dept. of Treasury) 90,000 Native Families are Homeless (U.S. Commission on Human Rights) 33% Native Homeownership vs. 67% of All Americans (U.S. General Accounting Office)
Native American Unemployment Rates TWICE as high as the rest of the U.S. 40% of all Households on Native lands are considered “Inadequate” vs. 6% Nationwide (“Native America at the New Millenium” pg.139) 11.7% Native residents lack complete plumbing vs. 1.2% nationwide (U.S. Census Bureau)
OVERCROWDING AND SUBSTANDARD HOUSING 60% of Alaskan Native Household are Overcrowded and Substandard (Senators Campbell and Inouye, letter to the Senate Committee on the Budget. Pg.135)
NEEDS More Funding to fulfill the current and future Housing needs New Construction housing has a 10 year wait list of Eligible and Qualified Tribal Members Renovation of Homes has a 4-1/2 year wait list of Eligible and Qualified Tribal Members Homeless Assistance- is Increasing Expenditure of Funds is exceeding $50,000 per year for the NAHASDA program
Current Projects 20 New Homes 2 Renovations 16 Emergency Repairs 13 Homeless Assistance 3 Homeless Prevention 2 Utility Assistance HOUSING Mid to Long Term Goals: Economic Development – Bring self-sustaining economic development to enhance and expand community and private sector involvement Homeless Shelter – need is growing Increase Participation - of Housing and Homeless Activities in local, state and federal agencies, consortiums and coalitions.
GOALS (CONTINUED) SHORT, MID & LONG TERM Obtain Grants and Funding to include Middle Income and Higher (to Include all Income classes for our Tribal Members) Expand the role of Housing (including Leveraging Funds) Currently a Low-Income Housing Program under NAHASDA
FLEXIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS NAHASDA does have flexibilities in the activities that are allowed; However, we only have a set amount of funds to do them. Restrictions: We must abide by the Laws, Statutes & Regulations that the NAHASDA Program requires; plus, utilize only the set amount of funds.
GET INVOLVED!! Economic Development Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (ACH2) NAHASDA BIA/HIP Non-Profit Organizations
ACH2 COMMITTEES (AND CHAIRS) Executive Committee; Scott Ciambor Finance Committee; John Sperbeck Small Communities Committee; Samuel Okakok Board Membership Development Committee; Jorden Nigro Annual Conference Planning Committee; Mariya Lovishchuk Alaska Continuum of Care (CoC) Committee; Scott Ciambor
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SAMUEL OKAKOK NATIVE VILLAGE OF BARROW HOUSING DIRECTOR Professional Indian Housing Manager (PIHM) Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Member ACH2 Board of Directors Certified Housing Development Management Specialist BPI Certified- Building Analyst Professional BPI Certified- Envelope Professional Infraspection Institute- Level 2 Infrared Thermographer
PO BOX 1130 BARROW, AK 99723 SAMOKAKOK@NVBARROW.NET Samuel Okakok Housing Director Native Village of Barrow