Associate Membership2018-11-28T18:50:36+00:00

Become a SWTHA Associate Member!

Benefits of Associate Membership

  1. Invitation and notification of all tri-annual meetings and trainings.
  2. Limited podium time at meetings.
  3. Networking with Tribal and housing professionals.
  4. Organization membership acknowledgment and recognition.
  5. Your organization website linked from our website.
  6. An opportunity to showcase your products/services at tri-annual meetings and trainings via display tables. Trainings and meetings provide an opportunity for you to mingle and build long-term relationships with SWTHA members.
  7. Referrals by SWTHA. Referrals are made first to Associate Members when inquiries are received for your products or services from Voting Members or the public.
  8. Periodic Updates on Voting Membership rosters.
  9. Right to use “Associate Member, Southwest Tribal Housing Alliance” and our logo (provided in .gif or .jpg format or hard copy) in your letterhead or in advertising. Your membership denotes your support of safe, sanitary, decent, and affordable housing for Region VIII tribes.

Annual Membership

$50000 yearly
  • 1 year

Annual Training Calendar




June 12-14, 2018
Triannual Board and Business Meeting and Training AMERIND Risk, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM
October 2-4, 2018 Triannual Board and Business Meeting and Training Casino Del Sol, Tucson, AZ
January 29-31, 2019 Triannual Board and Business Meeting and Training Isleta Resort and Casino, Albuquerque, NM

Download the forms below for more information and to apply for Associate Membership.

Please contact Michael Chavez, SWTHA Interim President, for more information on becoming an Associate Member.


Click on the company name for more information.

Big Water Consulting

Kevin Klingbeil, Managing Director
5405 Leary Ave NW, Suite 2
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 466-2065

Big Water Consulting is a growing research, data analytics and mapping consulting firm located in Seattle, Washington. Big Water’s clients range from tribal governments and tribal programs to domestic and international nonprofit organizations to research departments at world-renowned universities. We pride ourselves on promoting lasting data and mapping-related capacity-building for our clients and filling data gaps for unique, diverse and often underserved communities and ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest, the United States and throughout the world. Big Water works with its tribal clients to design and implement program online, mail-out, event-based and door-to-door surveys, needs assessments, market studies, strategic planning and program evaluation processes, and field-based mapping of infrastructure, land parcels and other resources. These processes utilize locally-hired managers and field staff and seek to transfer as much technical capacity as possible to the client during the course of the project.

Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, Inc.

Ben Shockey, Acquisitions Manager
880 Carillon Parkway
St. Petersburg, FL 33716

Raymond James has been a sponsor and syndicator of affordable housing since 1969. With the inception of the tax credit program in 1986, we launched our Tax Credit Funds group, which has since become the largest syndicator of low income housing tax credits in the United States raising in excess of $1 billion annually.  To date, Tax Credit Funds and has raised more than $9 billion in equity for over 2,000 properties. A proven partner to institutional investors, the group’s resources include extensive fiduciary expertise for client tax credit investment, considerable experience managing fund assets and an extensive network of quality developers.  

Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)

Stanley Keasling, Chief Executive Officer
3120 Freeboard Drive Suite 201
West Sacramento, CA 95691-5010
(916) 447-9832 ext. 1002

RCAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. RCAC provides a wide range of community development services for rural and Native American communities and community-based organizations in 13 western states. Program areas include affordable housing development, environmental infrastructure development and community development finance, as well as leadership and economic development training and technical assistance. RCAC’s Loan Fund fills financing gaps, serving in areas that conventional markets traditionally neglect, and offers financing for affordable housing development, environmental infrastructure, community facilities and small businesses in rural locations. RCAC is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

RTHawk Housing Alliance LLC

Wilbur Red Tomahawk, President & CEO
3491 Wiyohepeyata Street W
Selfridge, ND 58568

RTHawk Housing Alliance (RTHawk), is a 100% Indian owned, TERO Certified, corporation chartered by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. RTHawk specializes in the use of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program to finance affordable housing projects in Indian Country communities.  The company is focused on providing housing development finance services, compliance services, and work-out services for Tribes and TDHEs. We also provide asset management and work out services for tax credit investors.


Alexandria Murnan, Project Coordinator
310 W. 19th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64108

Founded in 1995, Travois is a mission-driven consulting firm focused exclusively on promoting housing and economic development for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.
• Expertise. Our team members are proficient in the complex programs we work in, and we will help pull some of the weight, so you can meet your community’s needs.
• Finance. We raise capital for affordable housing and economic development primarily through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program.
• Support. Travois provides the guidance you need to ensure that your development secures financing, progresses through each milestone, and meets all regulations and requirements.

Triadvocates LLC

Julie Rees, Principal
2 North Central Avenue, Suite 1150
Phoenix AZ 85004

Experience, Integrity and Results are the defining characteristics of our firm which was created in 2002 and has established itself as Arizona’s premier lobbying and public affairs consulting firm having been ranked as the number one lobbying firm by the Phoenix Business Journal for the past seven consecutive years.

The Triadvocates team has first-hand knowledge and experience with all aspects of navigating government. Our extensive contacts, strong bi-partisan relationships with, and access to local, state and federal officials make us effective advocates for our clients. Just as importantly, we have the ability to distill complex issues into digestible messages and to develop effective communication strategies to give voice to our clients’ concerns.

We share a unique and deep commitment to delivering direct, hands-on and collaborative service. Whether clients require assistance with lobbying, policy and advocacy, government marketing or economic development initiatives, Triadvocates’ consultants consistently approach all client service work as a team. When you hire one of us, you hire the entire Triadvocates’ team. With each client engagement, one member of the team serves as the single point of contact for relationship management purposes, with other members of the team designated as direct-service providers for the engagement, and the remaining members of the team available to assist as necessary. This model effectively serves our clients and allows us to take advantage of the full range of the background, experience and relationships enjoyed by each member of our team.