Save the Date

The next GLIHA meeting has been scheduled for August 14-15, 2018 at the Ho-Chunk Casino Hotel in Baraboo, Wisconsin. A block of hotel rooms at a special rate of $92.00 a night have been set aside for GLIHA members. This rate is significantly below the Federal per diem rate of $118 and an amazing rate given the popularity of the Wisconsin Dells in August. Make your reservations now!! Please contact the Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells Reservations Department @1-800-746-2486 to book your room reservations. GLIHA members must reference the “Great Lakes Indian Housing Association (GLIHA),” or Booking ID#: 8573, to get into the group block with the group rate. A copy of the agenda is available HERE.

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.


Dear Tribal Leader letter regarding Section 184 regulations update and homeownership opportunities in Indian Country

ONAP is currently drafting a proposed rule for tribal comment. The draft proposed rule will include early tribal feedback and will be sent to tribal leaders and housing executives for comment. Tribes will have a 60-day period to review the draft proposed rule. HUD anticipates having the draft ready for tribal review by the end of the summer. Read the full letter including reservation tools, homeownership best practices, and training opportunities HERE.



SAMHSA accepting applications for up to $50 million to help tribes address opioid crisis

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $50 million in Tribal Opioid Response Grants. The grants, which will go to tribes and tribal organizations, will fund prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in response to the opioid crisis. The Tribal Opioid Response Grants will address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally-appropriate evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment. The grants will reduce unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose-related deaths.Read the Full Press Release


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.




YouthBuild Grant Opportunity (Dept. of Labor). Deadline to Apply is September 18, 2018

Grants to provide pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services to at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, while performing meaningful work and service to their communities. In addition to construction skills training, YouthBuild applicants may include occupational skills training in other in-demand industries. This expansion into additional in-demand industries is the Construction Plus component, a priority in this grant competition.

Expect to award 85 grants ranging from $700,000 to $1.1 million and require a 25 percent match from applicants, using sources other than Federal funding.


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.


Section 184 Updated Loan Limits Effective May 1, 2018

Updated mortgage loan limits for the Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program published.


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.



 Final FY 2018 Spending Bill Passed, Includes Additional $100 million for Tribal Housing

This week Congress finally passed its full year FY 2018 appropriations.

The Omnibus spending bill includes an additional $100 million for tribal housing, however the bill requires the additional funds to be allocated among eligible NAHASDA recipients through a competitive grant process. NAIHC will work with our members and the HUD Office of Native American Programs to understand how the new funding will be made available.

The bill also provides additional funds for Training and Technical Assistance and for the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG). Funding for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program was also increased. Conversely, HUD-VASH funding has been decreased to only $5 million for FY 2018 and the bill did not include any provisions that would address the eligibility of tribal FCAS units in the program.

Below is a chart comparing how the various tribal housing programs are funded under the omnibus spending bill compared to last year:

Program FY 2017  FY 2018 Omnibus
HUD Indian Housing Block Grant $654 million $755 million
($100 million competitive)
Training and Technical Assistance $3.5 million $7 million 
Indian Community Development Block Grant $60 million $65 million
Title VI $2 million $2 million
Section 184 Loan Guarantee $7.2 million $1 million
Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant $2 million $2 million
Tribal HUD-VASH $7 million $5 million
BIA Housing Improvement Program $9.7 million $9.7 million
USDA Rural Development 502 Single Family Direct Loan $1 billion
*general program, not tribe specific
$1.1 billion
*directive to USDAto be “innovative” to improve the program in tribal communities

NAIHC will pass along more information about FY 2018 funding and the timing of funds becoming available to tribes as that information is released.



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):