The Second Annual Indian Housing Training Conference strives to provide housing professionals with the resources to maintain quality homes, build drug-free housing developments, and create safe and prosperous communities for Native families by expanding affordable housing opportunities into the heart of Indian Country. Over the course of this three-day conference, participants will be able to join critical sessions related to Tribal housing programs that are imperative to HUD’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program.
This year the NLC is collaborating with key industry leading experts within housing to facilitate an “Envisioning Indian Housing for Future Generations”
“As we come together again this year in Oklahoma to share the most current information from Indian Country’s most notable housing subject matter experts and Federal officials, this promises to be a uniquely in-depth and informative training addressing multiple facets of community and housing development in our Tribal communities. The “Envisioning Indian Housing for Future Generations”
The Second Annual Indian Housing Training Conference sessions include, but are not limited to:
“Tribal Governments and Housing Authorities Should be Friends” – Instructor Dawna Hare
(Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma), will discuss the importance of communication and collaboration between Tribal governments and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE) to better serve Tribal members and Natives in their communities.
“Planning and Financing Affordable Housing Using the Low Income Housing Tax Credit” – Instructors Bryan Schuler and Rae Ann Bender (Bad River Tribe of Chippewa Indians) will help attendees break down the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program process into manageable parts in an interactive format, and assist them in applying what they’ve learned to their particular circumstance and develop an action plan.
“Water and the Environmental Review: How to Go Beyond the Minimum and Promote Sustainable Practices” – Instructor Eugene Goldfarb will lead attendees in discovering the modern practice of groundwater recharge in place of storm water runoff and the use of Native species for landscaping.
“Accounting and Budgeting Principles for Tribal Programs” – Instructor Columba Quintero
(Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona) will provide attendees with training on preparing budgets (personal, project/program, and grant application)
To register for the Second Annual Indian Housing Training Conference and view the agenda and course descriptions, visit: http://nativelearningcenter.com/
The Native Learning Center (NLC) is an educational resource that offers Native and Indigenous people the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills that improve quality of life through housing related educational programs. The NLC hosts conferences and individual courses that bring Native and Indigenous people together to discuss vital topics that promote cultural development within Indian Country. In cooperation with the Housing and Urban Development Office, Eastern Woodlands Office of Native American Programs (EWONAP), and various Native American trainers throughout Indian Country, the NLC developed areas of concentration to complement current national organizations that support EWONAP’s mission to promote development of native housing and housing related activities. For more information, visit www.nativelearningcenter.com, or contact US at (954) 985-2300.
Contact: Christina Gonzalez at (954) 985-2300 ext. 10691 or via e-mail at: Christinagonzalez@