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Yakama man named head of Indian housing group

Paul Lumley, a member of the Yakama Nation of Washington, has been named the executive director of the National American Indian Housing Council.

Lumley was chosen by NAIHC's board of directors. "Mr. Lumley brings to NAIHC a wide-ranging background on issues that directly impact American Indians and Alaska Natives and will provide the kind of strong leadership and decisive managerial skills required to lead a national Indian organization," said Marty Shuravloff, the chairman of the board.

In the coming year, Lumley will advocate for reauthorization of the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act. "Paul will articulate to Congress, our federal funders and other non-government organizations, the importance of capacity building for our membership and, of course, the necessary funding to support housing and community development in American Indian and Alaska Native communities," said Shuravloff.

Before coming to NAIHC, Lumley worked for the Department of Defense as a trial liaison. He also worked for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission for 17 years.

Serving under Lumley will be Dennis Daniels as deputy executive director. Daniels had been acting director after the departure of Gary Gordon.

NAIHC is the oldest and largest Indian housing organization. Its offices are based in Washington, D.C.

Relevant Links:
Office of Public and Indian Housing, HUD -
National American Indian Housing Council -

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