The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) reorganized the system of housing assistance provided to Native Americans through the Department of Housing and Urban Development by eliminating several separate programs of assistance and replacing them with a block grant program. The two programs authorized for Indian tribes under NAHASDA are the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG – a formula-based grant program) and Title VI Loan Guarantee which provides financing guarantees to Indian tribes for private market loans to develop affordable housing. Regulations are published at CFR Part 1006.
NAHASDA was amended in 2000 to add Title VIII-Housing Assistance for Native Hawaiians. The amendment to NAHASDA adds similar programs for Native Hawaiians who reside on Hawaiian Home Lands Regulations for implementing the Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant (NHHBG) program are published at 24 CFR Part 1006.
The Ione Band of Miwok Indians prepares an Indian Housing Plan (IHP) annually, following the guidelines set by 24 CFR Part 1000. The Housing Department utilizes this grant funding to assist Tribal citizens who meet the Eligibility Guidelines of these programs. These funds provide valuable services to support emergency housing assistance and home rehabilitation & repairs.
For additional program information, please contact Robert Stevens, Housing Director, at 209.245.5800 or robert@ionemiwok.net.