Tribal Housing and Energy Reporter

Congressional Reports on appropriations, policies, and legislation impacting Native American/Alaskan Native housing and energy programs.

Dissecting the US Treasury Department’s Round 1 Allocations of CARES Act COVID‐19 Relief Funding for Tribal Governments Kalt, Joseph, Miriam Jorgenson, Eric Henson, and Randall K.Q. Akee. 2020. “Dissecting the US Treasury Department’s Round 1 Allocations of CARES Act COVID‐19 Relief Funding for Tribal Governments”.

2020 Census: National Congress of American Indians Representatives

Be counted!

Representatives at the National Congress of American Indians talk about the importance of being counted and what it means to participate in the 2020 Census. ...

Half of U.S. Households Have Responded to the 2020 Census

Be counted--Your representation and your funding depends on your being counted! The country has reached an important milestone in the 2020 Census. Half of all of the households in the country have responded – that's nearly 74 million responses!

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ready to bring affordable housing to its members MASHPEE — Where there once was just forest off Meetinghouse Road, there are now foundations of soon-to-be-built homes that will provide sorely

"The flag of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe will not be displayed in a Capitol that does not respect our people” - Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Chairman speaks out regarding the disrespect displayed towards his Tribe and the Tribes of South Dakota by Governor Noem and the current legislature


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Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana The new leader of the Department of Housing and Urban Development made his first visit to Indian Country at the United Native American Housing Association summit in Montana.

Wendy Helgemo Appointed Director of Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy | GW Today | The George Washington University

Big News for a Former NAIHC Government Affairs Director.. Go Wendy Helgemo! Former senior advisor on Indian affairs to Sen. Harry Reid will lead AT&T-funded center for research and advocacy. Wendy Helgemo. (William Atkins/GW Today) August 14, 2017 By Ruth Steinhardt Wendy Helgemo has joined the George Washington University as inaugural director of the AT&T Center for Indige...

[07/12/17]   FY 2018 Interior House Bill-
Native American Programs – The Bureaus of Indian Affairs and Education are funded at $2.9 billion – an increase of $10 million above the fiscal year 2017 enacted level. This includes necessary increases for schools, law enforcement, road maintenance, economic development, realty, and water settlements.

The Indian Health Service is funded at $5.1 billion – an increase of $97 million above the fiscal year 2017 enacted level. This includes operating costs for staffing at new facilities and increases for fixed costs and the Indian Health Care Improvement Fund.

FY 2018 THUD House Bill- $654 million to NAHBG and $60 million to ICDBG

President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources President Donald Trump blamed the federal government for hindering prosperity in Indian Country in his first official event with tribal leaders.

Energy Department Selects 13 Projects to Deploy Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Indian Lands

Way to go Akwesasne Housing Authority! Energy Department Selects 13 Projects to Deploy Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Indian Lands

“A new house in only 2 days,” Contour Crafting begins manufacture of 3D printer for construction

Would your housing authority be interested? 3D printed buildings made by California’s Contour Crafting have gained a firmer foundation with new investment from concrete formwork specialists, the Doka Group’s investment arm.“Very soon, we’ll have the first series-ready deployable robotic 3D construction printer,” says Behrokh Khoshnevis, Presi...

Legislative Hearing to Receive Testimony on the Following bills: S. 1250, S. 1275 | The United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs S. 1250, A bill to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to improve the recruitment and retention of employees in the Indian Health Service, restore accountability in the Indian Health Service, improve health services, and for other purposes.

[05/23/17]   President's FY 2018 Proposed Budget:

IHS $3.574 billion
Contract Support $718 million
Indian Energy Policy $10 million

BIA $2.082 billion
BIE Schools $754 million
Public Safety and Justice $327 million
-Education $50 million
-Public Safety $10 million
-Other $8 million

[05/23/17]   residents' Budget for FY 2018 HUD

Native American Housing Block Grant $600 million
Title VI $2 million
Section 184 $0
Native Hawaiian Housing $0
Native Hawaiian Loans $0
Technical Assistant- Regional $0
Indian Community Development Block Grant $0


Maybe Congress could listen

This city ended its homelessness problem, and saved money, by providing housing for every single resident

Trump team reaches out to Native Americans Several members of the Trump transition team attended a meeting with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Leaders.

Trump makes it official: Zinke for Interior President-elect Donald Trump officially announced his nomination of first-term Montana Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke to lead the Interior Department on Thursday.

Ben Carson in Line to Lead Housing Department

Carson accepts HUD Updated 6:50 p.m. | Former Republican presidential hopeful and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is under consideration to be secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Trump administration, according to numerous media reports.Armstrong Williams, a spokesman for Carson and a conservative media…

Tohono O'odham Nation Tribal Leaders Say Wall With Mexico Will Not Be Built On Their Land Tribal leadership of Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona said they won't support a border wall project on their land. Part of their reservation extends into Mexico and covers 75 miles of the international border.  The tribe’s chairman and vice chair said the plan was always to try to work with...


These are Tesla's stunning new solar roof tiles for homes

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An architect figured out how to build houses from plastic waste.

Brad Pitt foundation homes arrive on reservation – Natives News Brad Pitt foundation homes arrive on reservation The first five of 20 eco-friendly modular homes arrived on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation and are being set on their foundations this week. Founded by actor Brad Pitt, the Make It Right foundation and the Fort Peck Tribes are hoping to have the firs...

Little Bighorn Battle Song

A song made for the Battle of Little Bighorn-1876 Kola tokile , kola tokile , kola ceyapelo . Waziyata ki cizape . Kola tokile, kola tokile , kola ceyapelo. ...

National Indian Health Board

An Oglala Sioux Tribe Veteran, his wife and two children now have a permanent home on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, thanks to a new, joint Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-VA demonstration program that aims to end homelessness among Veterans on Tribal lands.

3-D Housing is coming soon

Dubai is serious about its #3Dprinting initiative -- today the first #3Dprinted office building was officially inaugurated!

NAIHC re-elects Sami Jo Difuntorum as chair during conference The reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act remains a top priority of the National American Indian Housing Council.

Why Sanders Is Going All Out for Native Americans Bernie Sanders took his motorcade down a remote highway to visit the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in rural South Dakota, one of the poorest in the country where an estimated 70 percent of high school students will drop out before graduating. Before addressing the packed gym Thursday, the...

Tribal Housing Authorities: Advancing Energy Projects Through Informed Collaboration Tribal Housing Authorities: Advancing Energy Projects Through Informed Collaboration

Bernie Sanders at Pine Ridge Reservation Calls for ‘New Relationship’ with American Indians Published May 12, 2016 PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION – Calling for “a new relationship with the Native American people,” U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday came to this Oglala Lakota reservation …

AMERIND Risk Launches AMERIND Critical Infrastructure HONOLULU, HAWAII — The only 100 percent Tribally-owned insurance solution provider announced yesterday that it is launching a new business line to help Tribal Nations and Native

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