Indian Housing Law

Tribal housing commissioners, executive directors and housing attorneys address hundreds of housing disputes every year. If you work with Indian housing programs, you need a solid understanding of the laws and regulations that affect the daily activities of residents and tribal housing staff and officials.

This class provides a detailed analysis of federal housing law and regulations, including NAHASDA, as they pertain to tribal housing programs. Learn the difference between housing law and housing policy. Understand the impact of NAHASDA on your organizationís housing policies and make sure that they comply with federal regulations and laws. Receive updates on recent changes to laws and regulations, including the controversy surrounding NAHASDA's reauthorization.

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
Statutory Basis for Federal Indian Housing Programs
  • Treaties and statutes
  • Federal and tribal statutes
  • Applicability of state statutes
Regulatory Basis for Indian Housing Programs
  • Federal and tribal regulations
  • IHA policies and procedures
  • Formation
  • Resolution
Indian Housing Programs
  • Responsibility of the board in approving construction contracts
  • Rentals
  • Homeownership
  • Rehabilitation projects
  • Third-party lenders
  • Other resources
  • Overview of block grants
  • What is a Tribally Designated Housing Entity?
  • Providing information to the public
  • Requirements of one- and five-year plans
  • New lending guidelines
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Programs
  • Section 184
  • Title VI
  • Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG)
  • Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG)
  • 2007 IHBG proposed rule
  • The Native American Home Ownership Opportunity Act of 2007
Funding Sources
  • Healthy homes
  • Housing security forces
  • Mainstream housing for persons with disabilities
  • Housing counseling programs
  • Housing for the elderly
Housing ó Beyond Just Shelter
  • Community-based initiatives
  • Counseling
  • Disability
Admission Policies
  • Eligibility
  • Procedures
  • Definitions
  • Income-based rent and exclusions
  • Utilities
  • Ceiling rents
  • Adjusted income
  • Verification
  • Fraud/mistakes
  • Deposits
  • Requirements
  • Inspections
  • Costs/collections
Tenant Participation
  • Duties of the tenant
  • Rentals
  • Homeownership
  • Eligibility
  • Procedures
  • Appeals
  • Enforcement
  • Good cause
  • Procedures
  • Judicial procedures
Management Requirements
  • IHBGs
  • Audits
  • Financial requirements
  • Internal controls
  • Procurement
  • TARs
  • Repairs, maintenance and construction
  • Tenant counseling
Legal Actions
  • Jurisdiction
  • Case law
Other Problem Areas
  • Trust land
  • Succession
  • Board responsibilities in approving and awarding contracts
Roundtable Discussions

*Topics subject to change.

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