A Message from the NAIHC Executive Director
This year, NAIHC will be growing our Pathways Home homebuyer education program and launching our Leadership Institute courses online for the first time ever! We’re also continuing our national NAIHC events, starting with our Legislative Conference on February 25-27 in Washington, DC. In addition, we will he having our Annual Convention held jointly with Amerind Risk on May 7-9 in Denver and another informative Legal Symposium in December in Las Vegas at the new Bally’s location. We need your voice on Capitol Hill to urge Congress and the Administration to re-open the government. Click here to visit the Legislative Conference registration website.
NAIHC has slowly been learning how the government shutdown is impacting your programs and the communities you serve. We know that several tribes have slowed or halted their operations as they run out of IHBG funding from HUD and are unable to draw down more funds. We know many individual Native American home buyers are unable to secure individual home loans as they need federal offices at HUD or the BIA to help process those documents. That’s why last week, NAIHC Board Chairman Gary Cooper signed on to a letter along with several of the other national native organizations calling for an end to the government shutdown.
But we need to know more about how the shutdown is impacting your program. Please take this short 4-question survey to tell us how your tribal housing program is faring during this nearly month-long government shutdown. SURVEY LINK The data you provide in this survey will help NAIHC as we work with our allies on Capitol Hill and federal partners. The more offices that are aware of the impacts to your housing programs, the more pressure that all legislators will feel to find a solution and reopen the government.
While I’m on the topic of surveys, I want to share with you the results of a survey that NAIHC issued last summer in conjunction with the National Native Homeownership Coalition. That survey asked various questions about the types of services your housing programs provide, the sources of your funding, and how you assist individuals in your communities with homeownership. Please click on the article here, that highlights some of the results.
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