SWTHA Triannual Business Meeting and Training
October 2 – 4, 2018
Casino Del Sol Resort, Tucson, AZ

October 1: Board of Directors Meeting
October 2: Business Meeting, Strategic Planning, Network Reception
October 3-4: Training Sessions

NAHASDA Intermediate Essentials Training
• Admissions & Occupancy
• Rent Calculations
• Required Policies
• Policy Development

Click here  for more information and updates and to register!

SWTHA Accepting Applications for Associate Membership

Associate Membership is recommended for any organizations seeking to support tribal housing, and/or provide products or services to the member tribal housing programs.

Please click here for more information on the benefits and fees for SWTHA Associate Membership and to view SWTHA Associate Members and what their company can do for you!

RCAC Financing available to Tribes, Tribal entities and individuals in the Southwest

Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) Loan Fund has received funding that is specifically intended to provide low-interest, long- and short-term loans to Tribes, Tribal communities and individual Native Americans in Arizona and New Mexico. Eligible projects include: affordable housing, infrastructure (water and wastewater system improvements), community facilities and Native-owned small businesses. Eligible entities: nonprofit agencies that serve Indian Country, Tribal entities and individuals.

If you have questions or would like more details, please contact their loan officer: Darryl English (435) 640-9770, or denglish@rcac.org. Or, call RCAC’s main office at (916) 447-9832 and ask for Loan Fund.  Click here to download the flyer.

RCAC – USDA 502 Direct Loan Packaging Training Sacramento, CA – August 28-30, 2018

Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) is hosting a USDA 502 Direct Loan Packaging Training. Learn how your organization can assist potential borrowers and work in partnership with RD staff in your state to deliver successful Section 502 loan packages.

Visit their website or download the Registration Form.

 Jemez Pueblo Seeking Housing Program Manager

Responsible for management of the Housing Program, including but not limited to: development/and enforcement of Housing Program policies and procedures; compliance with NAHASDA/24 CFR Part 1000, outcomes and deliverables; contract solicitation and negotiation; HUD compliance; annual budget; communication; collaboration with other POJ Tribal Programs on various projects.

For more information, and to apply, please visit the Pueblo of Jemez website.



The Potlatch Fund is hiring Executive Director

Located in Seattle, Washington, Potlatch Fund is a community foundation that serves Native-led nonprofits, Tribes, and Native communities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Their model is based on serving needs, investing in Native communities, building bridges, advancing Native philanthropy, and strengthening community. To learn more about the position and organization, please visit their website or download the Hiring Announcement.

HUD Section 184 Program

HUD has been holding “tribal consultation” sessions throughout the United States on a proposal to modify the Section 184 program regulations, a copy is attached.

Stetson Law Offices, P.C. has prepared a proposed comment letter, attached, for your use. You can modify it in any manner desired and make it from your program or your Tribe/Pueblo. We strongly suggest that you consider sending a comment letter to HUD as soon as possible.

Download 24 CFR Part 1005

Download Generic Letter to HUD

Final FY 2018 Spending Bill Passed, Includes Additional $100 million for Tribal Housing

Click here to read more about the Bill.

Help House Native American Veterans

Permit Use of Tribal HUD-VASH Vouchers for All Housing Units on Indian Lands

Click below to read more information on HUD-VASH.

Housing Tribal HUD-VASH one pager 2018

Welcome to the Southwest Tribal Housing Alliance (SWTHA) website. SWTHA is a non-profit organization established in May 2009 representing Indian Housing Authorities and Tribal Housing Departments in the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and West Texas, also known as Region VIII. SWTHA’s purpose is to assist its members in addressing the housing needs of low-income Indian families in the Tri-State area. We encourage your organization to join us for a unified approach in combating housing needs of our Region.

To be the Southwest Tribal voice of housing by providing relevant, timely information, resources and a valuable network for the SWTHA membership.

Region VIII Tribal Housing Advocate.

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