Next GLIHA Meeting

The next GLIHA meeting is scheduled for Dec 4-5, 2018 at the JW Marriott Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. You may reserve your room by calling 1-800-228-9290 and asking for the Great Lakes Indian Housing Association Room Rate. A special rate has been obtained for this meeting but rooms must be reserved by November 5, 2018.

Save the Date

The first GLIHA meeting for 2019 will be held at the Seminole Native Learning Center on February 4-7, 2019. Hotel booking information will soon be available.



Letter to Section 184 Lenders informing of fiscal year end closeout procedure (Effective September 21, 2018)

Beginning on Friday, September 21, 2018, HUD will begin its financial closeout for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. Accordingly, the Section 184 Program will cease to issue case numbers or loan guarantee certificates after 4:30 p.m. EDT on Friday September 21, 2018, as HUD’s financial systems transition to FY 2019. Case numbers and loan guarantee certificates submitted during the closeout will be issued as a FY 2019 cohort upon the reopening of HUD’s financial systems. Read the full letter HERE.


Published: Revised Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program 2018 Loan Limits 

This Notice is to update the 2018 mortgage loan limits (PIH Notice 2018-06) for the Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee program (Section 184). The revised 2018 Section 184 loan limits incorporates the areas in Virginia now eligible for Section 184 guaranteed mortgages and the corresponding loan limits to serve the newly Federally recognized Virginia tribes. This notice makes no additional changes. Read in full PIH 2018-14. For a listing of loan limits by State and County view the Attachment (MS-Excel).


HUD Awards $12 Million to Tribal Communities for Healthy Homes Grants

More than $12 million in Healthy Homes Production grants to 13 Tribes and Tribal agencies to protect children and families from home health and safety hazards (see chart below). The grant funding announced today will assist and protect families by targeting health hazards, including dangerous lead paint, in 1,300 low-income homes with significant home health and safety hazards. Read the full Press Release and Project Summaries HERE.

State Recipient City Amount
AK Organized Village of Kake Kake $1,000,000
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Anchorage $868,236
Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority Juneau $1,000,000
AZ White Mountain Apache Housing Authority Whiteriver $1,000,000
TOhono O’odham Ki:Ki Housing Association Sells  $1,000,000
MT Salish Kootenai Housing Authority Pablo $1,000,000
Fort Peck Housing Authority Poplar $1,000,000
Blackfeet Housing Program dba Blackfeet Housing Authority Browning $1,000,000
Northern Cheyenne Tribal Housing Authority Lame Deer $1,000,000
NC Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Cherokee $1,000,000
ND Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Belcourt $986,742
NY Seneca Nation of Indians Irving $996,441
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Hogansburg $564,313
TOTAL  $12,415,732


Tribal Leaders Handbook on Homeownership

The Center for Indian Country Development’s Tribal Leaders Handbook on Homeownership provides detailed examples, case studies, checklists, and information on developing affordable homeownership in Indian Country. This essential guide provides information on new mortgage programs (government and private), the new kinds of lenders (loan funds, Native CDFIs), and the new energies that are transforming Indian housing. Download a copy HERE.


Updated Healthy Home Checklist from EPA/CDC/HUD/DHHS

Home assessments can help make homes healthier. Checklist covers the major contributors to asthma and allergies, with suggested action items that are generally simple and low cost. Download a copy HERE.



Tribal HUD-VASH Renewal PIH Notice 2018-10 published June 11th

Procedural Guidance for Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing Renewal Grant Applications-This Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) notice announces renewal requirements and procedural guidance for existing recipients of the program. This notice specifies the criteria for renewal grants, including data on the utilization of assistance reported by grant recipients under the demonstration program. Read the full text HERE.


Amended Income Limits under NAHASDA Program Guidance 2018-03a Published

This guidance amends Program Guidance 2018-03 (originally published May 11,2018) with corrected HUD Income Limits under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). Read the full Guidance HERE.


FY 2019 Indian Housing Block Grant Formula Estimates

Published June 1st, FY 2019 Formula Estimates for the Indian Housing Block Grant Program are available HERE.


Final 2018 IHBG Formula Numbers

Fiscal Year 2018 Final IHBG Formula Allocations are NOW AVAILABLE
Click here for FY 2018 IHBG Final Allocation Summaries.

Dear Tribal Leaders Letter Environmental Review Online System (HEROS)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Environmental Review Online System (HEROS) is scheduled to be rolled out to all Native American housing programs in the fall of 2018. This letter invites comments from Tribal Leaders and Indian Housing Officials regarding the system’s implementation. Click Here to read the letter.


Program Guidance 2018-02 on Completing the Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report (form HUD-52737) and step-by-step instructions

This guidance provides recipients of Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funds with information on how to complete the Indian Housing Plan (IHP)/Annual Performance Report (APR) (form HUD-52737). Also published is a step-by-step guidance for completing the IHP and APR sections of form HUD-52737. The guidance provides in-depth descriptions along with numerous examples to assist the recipient.

Beginning on May 1, 2018, Indian Housing Block Grant recipients are required to use EPIC for the submission of HUD-52737, the Indian Housing Plan / Annual Performance Report (IHP/APR), IHP Amendment, or IHP Waiver. Click Here for the EPIC User Manual for Recipients.

2018 DUES

Below is a link for the invoice for your 2018 dues. Please submit your 2018 dues as soon as possible. Also below is a link for the W-9 form for those of you who need GLIHA’s tax identification number for the payment of your 2018 dues. Thanks you in advance for the payment of your 2018 dues.


Updated HUD Tribal Directory Assistance Tool (TDAT)

A new version of the HUD Tribal Directory Assistance Tool (TDAT) is available at TDAT links tribes’ geographic areas of current and ancestral interest down to the county level, and is utilized for tribal consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The functions of this version are the same as the last version of TDAT, but the look is different and it now functions on mobile devices. Updates to information listed in TDAT should be submitted through TDAT. This can be done by selecting “Menu”, and then “Feedback and Corrections.”


HomeReady – Fannie Mae’s Low Down Payment Mortgage Product

Fannie Mae’s low down payment mortgage product. HomeReady can be used on tribal trust land on Indian reservations, pursuant to an agreement between Fannie Mae, the tribe and the lender. Ideal HomeReady borrowers:

  • Have low to moderate income
  • Are first-time or repeat homebuyers
  • Have limited cash for down payment
  • Have a credit score ≥ 620; borrowers with credit scores ≥ 680 may get even better pricing
  • Have supplemental boarder or rental income
  • Are looking to purchase or refinance

For further information, contact:
Kellie Coffey
Single Family Rural Housing | Duty to Serve
Fannie Mae
301-418-7643 (direct)


Consultation Request Form for Region 5 Opioid Taskforce

The Region 5 Opioid Taskforce is comprised of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Staff and Operating Divisions. This task force is committed to assisting Indian Country in addressing this issue. The Taskforce will assist Tribes in identifying strategies and resources to combat this epidemic.

We welcome the opportunity to support your state, tribe, or organization to identify strategies and resources to combat the opioid epidemic. Please complete the brief information below to allow the Taskforce to review your request and schedule a consultation. Requests will be reviewed by Taskforce members to determine if a consultation is better suited to specific federal agencies or the entire R5 Opioid Taskforce. 

Submit consultation request and any attachments to:

Name of Requesting Organization(s):
Point(s) of Contact from Organization(s):