Important Indian Housing News

Save the Date – Midwest Indian Housing Summit

Building Stronger Communities – Empowering Tribal Sovereignty
Through Housing Development”

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
October 16-17, 2023

This Midwest Indian Housing Summit is being cosponsored by GLIHA, Bay Bank, and the Oneida ESC Group. The Summit will bring together a diverse range of stakeholders, including tribal leaders, government representatives, housing professionals, and community members from across the Midwest.  This Summit will encourage participants to share, learn, and engage in meaningful discussions to explore innovative approaches to tribal housing development. Telling your stories and showcasing the journeys of others provides opportunities that will have a lasting impact on those who attend. This Summit will provide participants with a roadmap to develop affordable housing in their communities. All GLIHA members, along with your elected tribal officials and Housing Board of Commissioners, are strongly encouraged to attend this thoughtful and impactful Summit.

Link for more information

GLIHA Meeting-September 6-7, 2023

A GLIHA meeting was held September 6-7, 2023 at the Ho-Chunk Casino Hotel in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Below are links to PowerPoints from this meeting.
SEPT 2023 Tribal Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates program
Single-Family Housing Programs
USDA Rural Partners Network Presentation
Community Development Financial Institutions-WINLF
EPA Renovation, Repair, & Painting Rule (RRP)
Elevate – Tribal Energy Program Guide Presentation
GLIHA 23_Native American Overview-Enterprise

DOE Tribal Allocation Formula for the Tribal Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates Programs

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced its allocation formula for the $225 million Tribal Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates program, funding energy efficiency and electrification home upgrades for Tribal households. This notice provides the tentative allocation formula developed by the DOE to distribute funds to Tribes, as well as the allocation amounts and data used to calculate allocations. DOE is proposing to use HUD’s FY23 Indian Housing Block Grant Allocation Formula to distribute funding to Tribes, with some modifications. HUD strongly encourages Tribes to submit comments to DOE on this proposed allocation method.This is a new program funded under the Inflation Reduction Act and will provide significant assistance to many Tribal families.

Public comment will be accepted through September 15. More information is available here.

DOI announces $120M funding through Tribal Climate Resilience Annual Awards Program

The Tribal Climate Resilience Annual Awards Program provides funding to build climate resilience capacity. In FY2023, TCR will make $120 million ($25M from BIL, $72M from IRA, $25M from FY 2023 annual appropriations) available for Tribes and tribal organizations to address the unique impacts of climate change affecting vulnerable tribal communities. This is by far the largest amount of annual funding made available in the history of the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Tribal Climate Resilience Annual Awards Program. Grants will be available for planning (max $250,000) and implementation (max $4,000,000).

Key Dates: Application deadline is 7:59 pm Alaska Daylight Time/ 11:59 pm Midnight Eastern Daylight Time, October 13th, 2023

Infrastructure Law, Inflation Reduction Act, and CHIPS Act funding opportunities

National Tribal Housing Summit – October 31 – November 2, 2023 – St. Paul, MN

ONAP is pleased to announce that our National Tribal Housing Summit will take place October 31 – November 2, 2023 at the Intercontinental Riverfront Hotel in St. Paul, MN. This three-day learning and networking opportunity includes 60 breakout sessions, tradeshow, and community activities. Daily plenary sessions feature remarks from local and tribal leaders and talks by partners in housing and community development. Final registration, hotel info, and an agenda-at-a-glance are located on the event website.  The Call for Presentations is open until July 31, 2023. We look forward to seeing you there!

Dear Tribal Leader Letter– Indian Community Development Block Grant- Notice of Funding Opportunity

HUD published the FY 2023 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program (FR-6700-N-23). 

The NOFO announced the availability of approximately $75 million to eligible Tribes and Tribal organizations for the development of viable American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for people with low- and moderate-incomes.

View the Dear Tribal Leader Letter for additional information.

FY2024 Indian Housing Block Grant Formula Estimates

HUD has provided Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE) with their Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula allocation estimate for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024. HUD is posting the following information on-line at:

  • FY 2024 Formula Response Form (FRF) including the FY 2024 FRF Appendices A through D.
  • Calendar of Critical Deadlines and Frequently Asked Questions.
  • FY 2024 Correction/Challenge Log showing changes to the IHBG database between February 13, 2023, and May 4, 2023.

Tribes/TDHEs must review their data on the FY 2024 Formula Response Form and report any changes no later than August 1, 2023, to the IHBG Formula Customer Service Center.  Census Challenges for the FY 2025 IHBG Needs data must be submitted no later than March 30, 2024, for consideration for the FY 2025 IHBG formula allocation estimates.

HUD is in the process of incorporating the 2020 U.S. Decennial Census data into the Needs data component in the IHBG formula allocation formula in the near future.  As a result, the FY 2025 Needs data will be published and distributed when it is available.  To provide Tribes and TDHEs with a similar amount of time as they had in prior fiscal years to review their data, HUD is considering issuing a waiver extending the deadline for submitting the FY 2025 Needs data challenges to a later date.  Tribes and TDHEs will be notified should the waiver be issued.

GLIHA Meeting-March 14-15, 2023

A GLIHA meeting was held March 14-15, 2023 at the Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Red Wing, Minnesota. Below are links to PowerPoints from this meeting.

GLIHA Agenda 3-23
Interest Rates on Home Loans glthc_gregg_0323
GLIHA_PIIC Net Zero Energy
Permanent Supportive Housing March 23 Part 1
           Permanent Supportive Housing March 23 Part 2
Minnesota Housing Capital Funding Innovations
GLIHA – USDA RD – March 2023 Part 1
            GLIHA – USDA RD – March 2023 Part 2
GLIHA Heat Pumps 03122023
Hemp Housing Project
GLIHA IHBG Formula Training Mar 2023_Final
GLIHA Mtg_WI Tribal Supportive Housing Institute FINAL
Great lakes Indian Housing Association 2023 updated

HUD Revises Section 8/Part 5 Definition of “Annual income”

Earlier this month, HUD released a Final Rule implementing Sections 102, 103, and 104 of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA). This rule makes changes to the section 8/part 5 rules on how income is calculated for families.  While most of these changes will not impact ONAP programs, the rule does make changes to the definition of annual income in 24 CFR 5.609. Many Tribes and TDHEs follow or adopt this definition of annual income when implementing their IHBG program. The effective date for 24 CFR 5.609 is January 1, 2024. ONAP will be developing guidance and training to help tribes and TDHEs that use the Section 8 definition of annual income adjust policies to reflect the new rules. We will be in touch with more information in the near future.

Notice PIH 2023-01 – Recent Changes to the Federal Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds 

This Notice informs Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities about increases to the micro-purchase and simplified acquisition thresholds for Federal grant programs.  The micro-purchase threshold has increased from $10,000 to $50,000.  Additionally, the simplified acquisition threshold is now $250,000.  Tribal grantees will now have increased flexibility when conducting procurement under the IHBG and ICDBG programs.  Please read the Notice for additional information and contact your Area ONAP with any questions regarding this Notice.

Section 184 Skilled Workers Program

On November 29, 2022, the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) issued Dear Lender Letter 2022-06, which implemented the Section 184 Skilled Workers Demonstration Program (Demonstration). The Demonstration allows Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) to utilize Section 184 Indian Home Loans to build new housing for skilled workers in and outside of Indian Country. Many Tribes are unable to attract skilled workers to live and work in their communities, primarily due to community remoteness and/or lack of available housing. Housing constructed with the Demonstration loan may be single units or up to a maximum of four attached units (a four-plex). To incentivize participation in the Demonstration, the Section 184 Upfront Fee is reduced to $1 and the Annual Guarantee fee is waived for the life of the loan. For more details, please see Dear Lender Letter 2022-06 here.

GLIHA MEETING October 12-13 2022       

A GLIHA meeting was held October 12-13 2022 at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay. Below are links to PowerPoints from this meeting.

1 USDA RD GLIHA 2022 -Julie (1)
2 USDA RD GLIHA 2022 -Shane-Brian (1)
2022-10-13 GLIHA Tribal Energy Opportunities under Inflation Reduction Act and other Programs and other Key Programs
An Overview of Available AmeriCorps Resources pdf (1)
Division of Environmental Health Services 2022 TEH LDF
FHLBank GLIHA Resource List (1)
Housing Solutions Presentation_10-12-22 (1)
Legislative Committee OCT 2022 Call
NADL Overview – GLIHA
2022 PSC and MMIP Presentation to Indian Housing Association rev 2 for publication
Options for Financing TDHE Mulit Family 10.12.2022
GLIHA- AMERIND Update_final_August

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

This Federal Communications Commission program, made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, allows tens of millions of American households to reduce their internet service costs by up to $75/month on Tribal lands. The ACP also provides up to a $100 per household discount toward a one-time purchase of a computer, laptop, or tablet if the household contributes more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase through a participating broadband provider. Enrollment is open now, and it’s easy to apply. Find out if your household or that of a family member or friend is eligible at 


A GLIHA meeting was held August 2-3, at the Leelanau Sands Casino and Lodge in Peshawbestown, Michigan. The meeting was hosted by the Grand Traverse Bay Band of Ottawa. Below are links to PowerPoints from this meeting.

GLIHA-8-02-2022 Final
GLIHA Conference 2022
GLIHA Presentation_2022.08.02_1
Sallie Mead Presentation for GLIHA     

Treasury provides updates to FAQs on the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds 

The U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) has released updates to the frequently asked questions (FAQs) of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) Final Rule, authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

This update includes a number of new and revised FAQs. Treasury is specifically highlighting revisions to FAQs 2.14 and 4.9, which enable state, local, and tribal governments to use SLFRF funds for the full value (including the principal) of long-term affordable housing loans including low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) loans, and expands presumptively eligible uses for affordable housing. Specifically for Tribal governments, affordable housing projects are eligible uses of SLFRF funds if they would be eligible for funding under the Indian Housing Block Grant program, the Indian Community Development Block Grant program, or the Bureau of Indian Affairs Housing Improvement Program.

Alongside this guidance, Treasury is releasing an Affordable Housing How-To Guide, a simplified summary of SLFRF guidance on affordable housing and examples of how recipients can layer funds with federal resources.

Details for webinar briefings on the final rule FAQs, including one specifically on the topic of affordable housing development, will be forthcoming in the following weeks. Treasury will update the final rule FAQs periodically in response to questions received from stakeholders. For overall information about the program, please see The State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds website. For general questions, please email

Program Guidance 2022-01– Income Limits for the IHBG program under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA)

This guidance replaces Program Guidance 2021-01 and provides the latest Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Income Limits applicable to the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program.

Notice PIH 2022-15: Federal Financial Report – Standard Form 425

This notice provides updated information to Indian tribes, tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs), and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) on the reporting requirements for the Federal Financial Report (FFR) – Standard Form 425 (SF-425). This notice supersedes Program Guidance 2014-07 and 2015-04, as well as any conflicting guidance with respect to SF-425 forms in all, applicable program Notices and applicable program NOFOs.  

Effective Immediately – starting with the period ending 06/30/2022, for the most part, grantees will only submit one SF-425 per open grant at the end of the grantee’s program/fiscal year.  Exception: Grantees approved to invest IHBG formula program funds will continue to submit quarterly SF-425s on IHBG formula grants (55IT/IH) whether you are actively investing or not.  ROSS grants will continue to follow the current reporting schedule.  Please contact with any questions related to ROSS financial reporting.

IMPORTANT:  To the extent the terms and conditions of the Federal award (i.e., the Funding Approval/Agreement—Form HUD 52734-A or B, the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), or the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)) require a frequency of SF-425 submissions that conflicts with the provisions of Notice PIH 2022-15, ONAP intends to refrain from enforcing those conflicting terms and conditions of the Federal award SF-425 submission requirements if the grantee follows the requirements of Notice PIH 2022-15

Notice PIH 2022-16: Total Development Cost (TDC) for Affordable Housing Under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA)

Section 184/184A Home Loan Guarantee Newly Published Resources

Dear Lender Letter 2022-04- The purpose of this Dear Lender Letter (DLL) is to update the maximum loan limits for the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee (Section 184) program and Section 184A Native Hawaiian Home Loan Guarantee (Section 184A) program.


Dear Lender Letter 2022-03– The purpose of this Dear Lender Letter (DLL) is to amend some of the review and re-review requirements in DLL 2022-01 and to make a technical update to the First Legal Action and Reasonable Diligence time frames for Borrowers exiting a COVID-19 Forbearance.


Process for Amending ICDBG-CARES and ICDBG-ARP Grants

HUD published Notice PIH 2022-12 provides Indian Community Development Block Grant Imminent Threat Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (ICDBG-CARES) and Indian Community Development Block Grant-Imminent Threat American Rescue Plan Act (ICDBG-ARP) grantees with instructions on how to request amendments to their existing grants. This notice establishes the amendment process for ICDBG-ARP grants and modifies the amendment process for ICDBG-CARES grants, replacing PIH Notice 2021-06 “Process for Amending ICDBG-CARES Grants”.

GLIHA Meeting – March 29-30, 2022

A GLIHA meeting was be held at the Black Bear Casino in Cloquet, Minnesota on March 30-31, 2022. Below are links to the PowerPoint Presentations from this meeting:

GLIHA 3-30-2022
GLIHA HAF ERA Update March 2022
Low Income Housing Tax Credits
Mental Health considerations in housing development
NAIHC GLIHA March 2022
NWICDC Opioid Response

October 27-28, 2021 Meeting Presentations

Below are links to the PowerPoint presentations from the October 27-28, 2021 GLIHA meeting at the Ho-Chunk Casino Hotel in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

GLIHA 10-28-21
Oneida Nation Tribal HUD VASH_GLIHA_October 2021 (1)
Options for Financing Housing Projects on Reservation Tanya
Tribal and Housing Funding OpportunitiesOnline Resources
GLIHA Presentation in dells
GL Tribal Housing Assoc Case Study Presentation FINAL 10 27 21
Tribal IoT Slide Deck

In-Person GLIHA Meeting 

GLIHA conducted an in-person meeting August 17-18, 2021 at the Island Casino Resort in Harris, Michigan. Thank you for your participation and continual support of Indian Housing. Below are links to the PowerPoint presentations from this meeting.

PG 2010-03 Eligible Activities
PIH2021-14 5-4-21 WAIVERS 
final of presentation for 8-18-21 rev
GLITHA_H81721_Healing Through Housing (1) 
EWONAP GLIHA 081021 (002) 
GLIHA August 2021 (1)

In-Person GLIHA Meeting 

GLIHA conducted an in-person meeting May 12-13, 2021 at the Mille Lacs Casino Hotel in Hinckley, Minnesota.  Thank you for your participation and continual support of Indian Housing. Below are links to the PowerPoint presentations from this meeting.

GLIHA Presentation Final_2021

Tribal Housing Developments


UPDATED -Zakab Biinjina Housing Powerpoint 4-7-21

Minnesota Housing Partnership

Elevate Energy GLIHA Meeting 5-13-21