Developing Urban Indian Housing

There is a need for affordable housing on reservations, but we also know the desperate need for affordable housing in urban areas off the reservations. Urban areas have long been an important place for Native Tribes and people. These areas were once sacred territory of many tribal nations. Native people in urban areas are affected by poverty, substance abuse, and health problems. Native people in urban areas need an affordable stable home with access to services on site and within the community. We will discuss the financing tools that are available for single family and multifamily housing.


Training Objectives:

  • What is Urban Indian Housing
  • What type of housing should be developed
  • What financial tools are available for Urban Indian Housing
  • What services should be provided
  • Case study- Urban Indian Housing in Chicago


Instructor: Shelly Tucciarelli (Turtle Clan Development Group)

Date:  March 21, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


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  • Instructor:

    Shelly Tucciarelli

  • Shelly Tucciarelli has over 20 years of experience in management, training, administration and development of affordable housing and community development. Shelly is a Native American Tribal member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, and owns Turtle Clan Development Services. Shelly provides real estate development services and affordable housing consulting services. TCDS focuses on professional services to increase the supply and quality of housing and economic development in Indian Country nationwide.

    Shelly previously worked for the State of Illinois’ housing finance agency. While at the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) she worked in the Asset Management Department overseeing IHDA’s multifamily portfolio. Shelly also worked for the Multifamily Department where she managed and administered the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and State donation tax credit (DTC) programs. During her tenure at IHDA Shelly allocated over $900M in LIHTC and $50M in DTC while working in the tax credit department.

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  • Offered: Online
  • Start: March 21, 2019 -
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