The next Great Lakes Indian Housing Association meeting has been scheduled for November 28-29, 2017 at the JW Marriott Mall of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Hotel rooms are available at a group rate of $149 until November 6th, 2017. Rooms may also reserved by calling 612-615-0100 and asking for the Great Lakes Indian Housing room block.
Great Lakes Indian Housing Reservation Link


The 2017 Resident Opportunity & Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinator (SC) NOFA has been published. A number of GLIHA member have benefited from this program in the past. ROSS is designed to assist residents of public and Indian housing make progress towards economic and housing self-sufficiency. To accomplish this goal, ROSS provides grant funding to eligible applicants to hire Service Coordinators to assess the needs of public and Indian housing residents and link them to supportive services that enable participants to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. In the case of elderly/disabled residents, the Service Coordinator links participants to supportive services which enable them to age/remain in-place thereby avoiding more costly forms of care. Applications are due on October 23, 2017. See enclosed link for further details.

Dear Tribal Leaders Letter: Coordinated Environmental Review Initiative

This Dear Tribal Leader letter invites tribal leaders to provide comment and input on the draft implementation plan for recommendations made by the Final Report on the Coordinated Environmental Review Initiative. If you have questions about the draft plan, contact Hilary Atkin, or Jennifer Bullough.

Census Challenge Waiver Form Issued

In Accordance with 1000.336(d), tribes must submit Census challenges to HUD by March 30, 2017 for consideration for the FY 2018 IHBG Formula allocation. This year, tribes/TDHEs may be notified of their Needs data by June 1, 2017 or later. As such, a Census Challenge Waiver has been issued, extending the submission deadline to March 30, 2018. Contact the IHBG Formula Customer Service Center 1-800-410-8808 with questions.

FY 2017 Indian Community Development Block Grant Awards- $55 Million for Housing and Community Development Project in 77 Native Communities 

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $55.2 million to 77 Native American tribes throughout the country to improve housing conditions and to stimulate economic development in their communities. HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program is a competitive program that supports a wide range of community development and affordable housing activities, from new housing for individual families to community amenities like rec centers or water lines. Read the full Press Release Here.

FY 2018 IHBG Formula Estimates

Click Here for the following information:

  • Impact of Single/Multi-Race Provision on the FY 2018 IHBG Estimate Allocations: Narrative, Tribes’ Formula Components, and Needs Variables (MS-Excel)
  • FY 2018 Estimate Summary – CAS
  • FY 2018 Estimate Summary – Formula Area
  • FY 2018 Estimate Summary – Needs and Allocation
  • FY 2018 Estimate Summary – Section 8
  • FY 2018 Estimate Summaries (MS-Excel)
  • The American Community Survey Implementation Analysis (MS-Excel)
  • Phase Down Schedule (MS-Excel)
  • FY 2018 Estimate Cover Letter
  • FY 2018 Estimate Correction Letter
  • FY 2018 Estimate Appendices
  • FY 2018 Estimate Calendar of Critical Deadlines and Frequently Asked Questions
  • FY 2018 Estimate Corrections/Challenge Log

PIH Notice Announcement

On November 22, 2016, HUD published the final rule revising the IHBG allocation formula authorized by section 302 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, as amended (NAHASDA). These regulations, which became effective on December 22, 2016, update the regulations at 24 CFR part 1000. Three notices (PIH 2017-14PIH 2017-15, and PIH 2017-16) have been published to provide information related to these changes.

Dear Participating Lenders Letter- NEW! Computerized Loan Origination System for Section 184 Home Loan Guarantees

HUD is introducing a new computer system to expedite the processing of mortgage loans for Section 184 Home Loan Guarantee Program. The system will with launch this month and available to all lenders with direct guarantee approval upon completion of scheduled training. See Dear Participating Lenders letter for more details.
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples Funding Opportunity

Grants to fund Native community-based projects in the areas of: health and well-being; leadership development; art and creativity; peace, equity, and justice; sustainable communities and economies; and the rights of Mother Earth. Grant awards range from $250 to $10,000. Native American/Indigenous peoples’ initiatives or projects that work within the community, and have a majority Indigenous/Native American staff, a board of directors and leadership that is at least 80 percent Indigenous peoples, and an annual operating budget of less than $200,000 are eligible to apply. Deadline: December 1, 2017. View the program website and application instructions here.
Dear Tribal Leader Letter – FY 2018 Formula Response Form delay and new deadline to Nov. 6, 2017 

Due to delays in appropriations for FY 2017, the FY 2018 Indian Housing Block Grant Formula Response Form could not be accurately prepared by the June 1st date. Therefore, the FY 2018 Formula Response Form will be published no later than September 6, 2017. The deadline for tribes/TDHEs to respond to the Formula Response Form will be extended to November 6, 2017, which will still provide tribes/TDHEs the customary 60-day response period. Read the full Dear Tribal Leaders Letter Here.