Save the Date – Next GLIHA Meeting

The first GLIHA meeting for 2019 will be held at the Seminole Native Learning Center on February 4, 2019 from 1 to 4 p.m. The next GLIHA meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Seminole Tribe of Florida Renewable Energy and Sustainability Conference February 5-7, 2019. This will focus on the newly changing landscape for Tribal energy development and sustainability, including best practices, federal leadership, policy, and regulatory changes, funding a project, and project planning/development trends. The conference will give Tribes and First Nations an opportunity to explore the range of renewable energy and sustainability opportunities that exist and how to start the process. A link to both registration and hotel information as well as the agenda appear below.

Click here for Registration and Hotel Information

Click here to download the Agenda

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FY18 Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) NOFA. Deadline to apply is January 7, 2019

The ICDBG Program provides eligible grantees with direct grants for use in developing viable Indian and Alaska Native Communities, including decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities, primarily for low- and moderate-income persons. Projects funding by the ICDBG program must principally benefit low-and-moderate-income persons. Up to $65M is available through this NOFA. Deadline date of January 7, 2019.

Notice of Funding Availability Click Here. Apply at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309778 . Send any ICDBG NOFA related questions to: ONAP-ICDBG@hud.gov.

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Section 184 Financing for Tribes webinar November 8th Recording Available

The Section 184 Indian Home Loan Product is the #1 federal loan guarantee program serving American Indian and Alaska Native families across the country! Did you know that Tribe’s can also use the Section 184 loan to construct, rehabilitate, or acquire single families homes both on and off reservation? The definition of Single Family includes a single unit, duplex, triplex, or a 4 plex. As a tribe you can then use your units as rentals or sell it to families in your community. Recorded webinar features Deanna Lucero, Section 184 Loan Guarantee Program Senior Loan Guarantee Specialist with the U.S. Department of Housing And Urban Development.

Click Here for Presentation Slides

Click Here for YouTube Recording

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Imminent Threat Grants Program Guidance Published

Program Guidance 2018-04 summarizes the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Imminent Threat (IT) program including the funding criteria for application procedures and examples of applications that could be funded. This guidance supersedes Guidance 20 17- 01(R), Imminent Threat Grants.

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Dear Tribal Leader Letter regarding Section 184 Proposed Regulations – Tribal Comments on Draft Subparts B and C

Published today, this Dear Tribal Leader letter and attachments seek tribal input on the regulations for the Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee (Section 184) program. Please see the below Subparts B & C of the draft proposed Section 184 regulations, for your review and comment.

All comments may be submitted to: 184consultation@hud.gov. Alternatively, Tribes may submit comments by postal mail to: Krisa Johnson, Director Office of Loan Grantee, HUD – Office of Native American Programs, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 4108, Washington, D.C. 20410. For more information visit: Consultation on Section 184 Regulations webpage.

HUD also will be conducting a second in-person tribal consultation on the draft proposed rule during the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) legal symposium held December 10-12, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Amended ONAP Program Guidance for Completing the Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report published  Effective Oct. 1, 2018, please refer to 2018-02a: Guidance for Completing the Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report (form HUD-52737) (Amended 10/01/2018) and the Attachment: Step-by-step instructions.

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USDA Launches Interactive Data Tool to Help Rural Communities Address the Opioid Crisis

The United States Dept.of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has launched an interactive data tool to help community leaders build grass-roots strategies to address the opioid epidemic. Opioid addiction poses a monumental challenge for rural communities across the country, but especially in small, rural communities with limited resources. With the launch of this new tool, USDA is helping communities develop data-driven solutions to the opioid crisis. The Opioid Misuse Community Assessment Tool enables users to overlay substance misuse data against socioeconomic, census, and other public information. This data will help leaders, researchers, and policymakers assess what actions will be most effective in addressing the opioid crisis at the local level. The tool is free and available to the public. For more information, visit: https://www.usda.gov/topics/opioids.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Final 2018 IHBG Formula Numbers

Fiscal Year 2018 Final IHBG Formula Allocations are NOW AVAILABLE
Click here for FY 2018 IHBG Final Allocation Summaries.
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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.
GLIHA-Membership-Invoice-2018
GLIHA W9

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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)