SWTHA Monthly Zoom Meetings
2nd Tuesday of Each Month
1:00pm – 2:00pm MDT
Previous Guest Speakers:
Meeting January 11, 2022
Juel Burnette, 1st Tribal Lending Branch Manager, discussed what 1st Tribal does and has done to date with mortgage lending in Indian Country.
Tony Walters, NAIHC Executive Director, discussed preparing a packet to share with Congressional Delegates during visits to Capitol Hill.
Meeting December 14, 2021
- House companion bill to S.2092 – A request to NM Congressional Representatives to introduce a companion bill to S.2092, the Native American Rural Homeownership Improvement Act of 2021.The bill would make permanent the USDA 502 Home Loan Relending Pilot Program. The Pilot Program would allow Native CDFIs to deploy USDA 502 loans.
- H.R. 5195, the NAHASDA Reauthorization bill – Reauthorization of NAHASDA and some of its provisions.
Meeting September 14, 2021
Saasha Renville of Medicine Wheel Information Systems (MWIS) will introduce their software technology for ERAP (Emergency Rental Assistance) and HAF (Homeowners Assistance Fund) online web portals. MWIS specializes in the unique design and development of a “tribal” focused technology platform to connect all enterprises.
Meeting August 10, 2021
Eileen R. Piekarz, Rural Development Specialist from Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), spoke about their Tribal Housing Excellence Academy. View more about the academy, click here.
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.
Meeting July 13, 2021
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
David Heisterkamp II, Attorney at Wagenlander & Heisterkamp, LLC., discussed the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA).
Documents regarding ERA:
- ERA Reporting Guidance
- ERA FAQ 6/24/2021
- Treasury Fact Sheet 6/24/2021
- HAF Guidance
- ERA_2 Q&A
- Federal Funding Chart
- Treasury Comes to Indian Housing
SWTHA will continue to provide the most current information through guest speakers at the monthly meetings, all members are welcome to join. If you would like to speak at one of the monthly meetings, or you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.