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Trump administration finally lands a leader for Indian housing programs
Trump administration finally lands a leader for Indian housing programs (October 16, 2019)

Year three of the Donald Trump presidency is almost over but his administration now has someone in charge of Indian housing.


Housing Secretary Ben Carson heads to New Mexico for tribal visit
Housing Secretary Ben Carson heads to New Mexico for tribal visit (July 27, 2018)

Secretary Ben Carson is making his first trip to New Mexico and tribal housing is high on his agenda.


High Country News: Private firm brings housing to Indian Country
High Country News: Private firm brings housing to Indian Country (February 7, 2018)

Decreased federal assistance has caused a dearth in affordable housing. But one company is working to improve opportunities in Indian Country.


Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump
Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump (September 29, 2017)

Lawmakers are launching a second attempt to reauthorize a critical Indian housing law that expired four years ago.


Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana
Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana (August 24, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of Housing and Urban Development made his first visit to Indian Country at the United Native American Housing Association summit in Montana.


Senate bill reauthorizes tribal housing programs questioned by President Trump
Senate bill reauthorizes tribal housing programs questioned by President Trump (May 31, 2017)

President Donald Trump raised alarms when he questioned the legality of tribal housing programs but key lawmakers aren't buying into his line of thinking.


New leader selected for HUD's Office of Native American Programs
New leader selected for HUD's Office of Native American Programs (May 25, 2016)

Heidi J. Frechette, who is Menominee, Brothertown and Stockbridge-Munsee, was selected after an eight-month recruitment process.


Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs
Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs (May 24, 2016)

Tribal housing agencies can't discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status under a proposal released by the Obama administration.


NAIHC re-elects Sami Jo Difuntorum as chair during conference
NAIHC re-elects Sami Jo Difuntorum as chair during conference (May 17, 2016)

Renewing the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act remains a top priority in Indian Country.


Senate passes measure to include Indian Country in tourism plans
Senate passes measure to include Indian Country in tourism plans (April 27, 2016)

The Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act (NATIVE Act) does something simple but it could lead to big economic development gains for Native communities across the nation.


Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC session
Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC session (February 25, 2016)

Reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act, tribes and marijuana and the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign were some of the highlights on the closing day of the NCAI winter meeting.


Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C.
Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C. (February 23, 2016)

Some highlights from the opening day of the National Congress of American Indians 2016 executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.


Tribes awarded $715M in Housing and Urban Development grants
Tribes awarded $715M in Housing and Urban Development grants (February 17, 2016)

Some of the newest members of the family of Indian nations received funds to address housing conditions and economic development in their communities.


Opinion: A year of opportunities for Indian Country on Capitol Hill
Opinion: A year of opportunities for Indian Country on Capitol Hill (February 1, 2016)

Forecasting the 2016 legislative agenda requires the use of something like a political Rorschach Test.


Editorial: Leaders of Lumbee Tribe stole federal housing money
Editorial: Leaders of Lumbee Tribe stole federal housing money (June 3, 2015)

Council members who profited from the illegal stipend kept the money and some poor Lumbee Indians in need of housing help have been denied it.


Lumbee Tribe to appeal findings of misuse of federal HUD funds
Lumbee Tribe to appeal findings of misuse of federal HUD funds (May 28, 2015)

An audit concluded that the tribe misspent about $225,000 in Indian Housing Block Grant funds.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes bill to renew NAHASDA
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes bill to renew NAHASDA (April 23, 2015)

The bill is now ready for consideration on the Senate floor, a significant step for a law that expired in September 2013.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules meeting and hearing
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules meeting and hearing (April 20, 2015)

The committee will take up S.710 to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act. The hearing focuses on road safety in Indian Country.


Menominee Nation woman hired as executive director for NAIHC
Menominee Nation woman hired as executive director for NAIHC (April 13, 2015)

Pamala Silas joins the organization as it continues to push for the reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act.


Indian attorneys take a stand and denounce tribal disenrollment
Indian attorneys take a stand and denounce tribal disenrollment (April 13, 2015)

With the federal courts and the Bureau of Indian Affairs unlikely to intervene, the National Native American Bar Association is calling on lawyers to address the situation.


Appeals court rules against Crow Tribe in housing grant dispute
Appeals court rules against Crow Tribe in housing grant dispute (March 26, 2015)

The tribe was overpaid $1.2 million in federal housing funds and will have to repay the money.


House moves quickly on bill to renew Indian housing programs
House moves quickly on bill to renew Indian housing programs (March 24, 2015)

Supporters are hoping the Senate moves quickly because the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013.


Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee NAHASDA hearing
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee NAHASDA hearing (March 18, 2015)

Tribal representatives expressed strong support for S.710 but no one from the Department of Housing and Urban Development testified.


Witnesses: Senate Indian Affairs Committee NAHASDA hearing
Witnesses: Senate Indian Affairs Committee NAHASDA hearing (March 17, 2015)

The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013 but Congress has failed to update it.


Bill to reauthorize NAHASDA gets first hearing in 114th Congress
Bill to reauthorize NAHASDA gets first hearing in 114th Congress (March 12, 2015)

The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013 and tribes have been pushing hard to renew it.


Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in DC
Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in DC (February 25, 2015)

A divided government in Washington, legislative priorities for tribal programs and compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act were some of the key issues.


Sami Jo Difuntorum: Support needed for Indian housing update
Sami Jo Difuntorum: Support needed for Indian housing update (January 28, 2015)

Since October 2013, the most effective program for providing safe, affordable, quality housing in Indian country, the Native American Housing and Self Determination Act, has not been reauthorized.


NAIHC welcomes introduction of bill to reauthorize NAHASDA
NAIHC welcomes introduction of bill to reauthorize NAHASDA (January 14, 2015)

The law expired in 2013 but lawmakers have failed to renew it despite bipartisan support.


House approves bills for Hualapai Tribe and tribes in Nevada
House approves bills for Hualapai Tribe and tribes in Nevada (December 2, 2014)

H.R.4924, the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act, and H.R.2455, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act, passed by voice votes.


House returns to work this week to consider several tribal bills
House returns to work this week to consider several tribal bills (December 1, 2014)

Four bills are being considered today and a bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act will be on the agenda tomorrow.


House to consider bill to reauthorize Indian housing programs
House to consider bill to reauthorize Indian housing programs (November 28, 2014)

H.R.4329 extends the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.


Sami Jo Difuntorum: Congress must act on Indian housing bill
Sami Jo Difuntorum: Congress must act on Indian housing bill (November 6, 2014)

The chairwoman of the National American Indian Housing Council calls on Congress to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act.


Bipartisan group introduces measure to reauthorize NAHASDA
Bipartisan group introduces measure to reauthorize NAHASDA (March 19, 2014)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House introduced a bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act.


Senate committee approves reauthorization of NAHASDA
Senate committee approves reauthorization of NAHASDA (January 6, 2014)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee voted last month to pass S.1352, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2013.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee   business meeting and  hearing
Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting and hearing (November 8, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting and hearing next Thursday, November 14.


9th Circuit rejects case over Fort Belknap Tribes rent subsidies
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9th Circuit rejects case over Fort Belknap Tribes rent subsidies (August 9, 2013)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the Fort Belknap Indian Community of Montana can't stop the Department of Housing and Urban Development from recovering rent subsidies that were overpaid to the tribal housing authority.


Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on bills
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on bills (July 31, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a legislative hearing this afternoon on three bills.


Witnesses for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on bills
Witnesses for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on bills (July 30, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a legislative hearing tomorrow on three bills.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee reschedules hearing on 3 bills
Senate Indian Affairs Committee reschedules hearing on 3 bills (July 29, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a legislative hearing on Wednesday.


Leader of Lumbee Tribe explains property buy amid criticism
Leader of Lumbee Tribe explains property buy amid criticism (July 25, 2013)

Chairman Paul Brooks of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina explained why he purchased a housing lot, an acquisition that that has generated controversy.


Trail of Hope for Indian Housing  finishes journey to US Capitol
Trail of Hope for Indian Housing finishes journey to US Capitol (April 17, 2013)

Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on their way to Washington, D.C., with the housing unit. Photo from Facebook. The Trail of Hope for Indian Housing has arrived in...


Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's   housing hearing
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's housing hearing (April 10, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held its first hearing of the 113th Congress this afternoon. The hearing focused on Indian housing. Tribal leaders called on Congress to reauthorize the Native...


Witness list for  Senate Indian Affairs Committee's first  hearing
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's first hearing (April 9, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds its first hearing of the 113th Congress tomorrow. The topic will be Indian housing. It comes as the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination...


HUD Blog: Final NAHASDA rule published in the Federal Register
HUD Blog: Final NAHASDA rule published in the Federal Register (December 4, 2012)

"Today, HUD published updated regulations designed to provide greater access to affordable housing for Native Americans. In 1996, Congress passed the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) which...


NAIHC hopes State of the Union leads to more streamlining
NAIHC hopes State of the Union leads to more streamlining (January 25, 2012)

Reducing red tape will benefit Indian housing, National American Indian Housing Council Chairwoman Cheryl A. Causley said in response to the 2012 State of the Union on Tuesday night. President...


Lawmakers want HUD to restore funding to Cherokee Nation
Lawmakers want HUD to restore funding to Cherokee Nation (September 12, 2011)

Two members of Oklahoma's Congressional delegation are urging the Obama administration to restore housing funds to the Cherokee Nation. Rep. Dan Boren (D-Oklahoma) and Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) say a...