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.



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: . Send any ICDBG NOFA related questions to:


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.


HUD’S SECTION 184 PROGRAM REOPENS for issuing case number and loan guarantee certificates

On Oct. 11, 2018, HUD reopened its Section 184 Program for processing for cohorts, case numbers & loan guarantee certificates for FY 2019. For more info., visit


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:


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).



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.

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.


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)