FEMA: Twenty Tribes and All Inhabited U.S. Territories Now Eligible for FEMA’s Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund Grant Program

FEMA is expanding the eligibility for a new grant program that provides capitalization grants to fund revolving loans for resilience-related activities. The Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund grant program has been expanded to give insular areas the same eligibility to apply as states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This means […]

HUD: Expanded Support Proposed for Housing Counseling Services Tailored to the Needs of Tribal Communities

Proposed rule seeks to expand Tribal participation in HUD-approved housing counseling by removing unique impediments to counselor certification. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Housing Counseling is announcing today that it published a proposed rule in the Federal Register outlining housing counselor certification requirements for housing counseling conducted in […]

HUD: Rule Change on Rental Housing Assistance Proposed for Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant Program

Proposed Rule Would Provide Clarity, Make Rental Assistance and Affordable Housing Opportunities More Available to Native Hawaiian Families This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a proposed rule to expand rental assistance to Native Hawaiian families under the department’s Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant (NHHBG) […]

HUD: 2022 Year in Review

This year, Secretary Marcia L. Fudge led the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to bold action in pursuit of the agency’s mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes. These actions aligned with key Biden-Harris Administration priorities, including easing the burden of housing costs, […]

HUD: $30 Million Awarded to Fund ROSS Service Coordinators to Support Needs of Public and Indian Housing Residents

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded funding to hire and maintain Service Coordinators who will assess the needs of residents of conventional Public Housing or Indian housing in addition to coordinating available resources in the community. Service Coordinators assist residents of Public and Indian Housing to […]

FEMA: $135 Million Commitment Made to Support Relocation of Tribal Communities Affected by Climate Change

Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act Supports Community-Driven Relocation for Threatened Communities  The Biden-Harris administration today announced the launch of a new Voluntary Community-Driven Relocation program, led by the Department of the Interior, to assist Tribal communities severely impacted by climate-related environmental threats. Through investments from President […]

HUD: Modernization of Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program Proposed to Provide More Homeownership Opportunities for Native American Families

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the release of a proposed rule for the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program, which will modernize the program regulations and encourage homeownership opportunities in Indian Country. The proposed rule expands and revises the existing program regulations and […]

HUD: First-Ever Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee Announced

Announcement precedes 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit on the progress made to strengthen Nation-to-Nation relationships and invest record levels of resources in Tribal communities Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the members of the first-ever Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (TIAC). HUD Secretary Marcia L. […]

FEMA: ‘Year of Firsts’ Celebrated During National Native American Heritage Month & Commitment to Supporting Tribal Nations Reinforced

November marks National Native American Heritage Month, an opportunity for every person in the nation to reflect on our shared nation’s history and honor the Tribal Nations and tribal citizens who called this land home long before the United States became a country. This National Native American Heritage Month, FEMA […]

CDFI Fund: $355 Million in Bond Funding Announced for Projects in Low-Income Communities

U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced today that Treasury has agreed to issue three guarantees totaling $355 million under the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Bond Guarantee Program. The guarantees will be issued on behalf of five Eligible CDFIs under the fiscal year […]