Tribal Housing Department or TDHE? Your Call…

Tribal Housing plays an important role in the sustainability and continued development of tribal communities, whether housing services are delivered by a Tribal Housing Department or a Tribally-Designated Housing Entity (TDHE). In this webinar we will discuss the differences between Tribal Housing Department and a TDHE, and the potential “pros-and-cons” for each.  We will additionally discuss the requirements to create a TDHE (or Housing Authority).  We will review the history, benefits and examples of the challenges that you might face in making your choice.  Once you have made the determination to become either a Housing Department or a TDHE it will need to be a decision you are fully and lawfully committed to.

Training Objectives:

The training presentation will provide information on the following:

  • History of Tribal Housing and TDHE’s 
  • The role of the Tribal Housing Department, and the benefits if you decide to function as one 
  • Challenges that may arise
  • The role of the TDHE
  • How to become a TDHE and the benefits if you decide to establish and function as one
  • Challenges that may arise
  • It is your decision

Instructor: Will Dawson

Date: May 29, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

  • Instructor:

    William O Dawson III

    , William (Will) O. Dawson III
  • William (Will) O. Dawson III joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as Community Planning and Development (CPD) Representative in March 2011.  Will later transferred to HUD headquarters, where he served in HUD CPD’s Office of Affordable Housing Programs (OAHP) as an Affordable Housing Specialist/Desk Officer. In that capacity, his duties included: Developing, formulating, amending and revising new/existing federal housing regulations, notices, handbooks and policy issuances for the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), the Housing Trust Fund and the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program. He provided, operational, monitoring and compliance guidance and policy documents for Multi-family, Single Family, Housing Revitalization, Rehabilitation and Tenant-based Rental Assistance programs and projects for 11 of HUD’s 43 CPD Field Offices and their more than 138 participating jurisdictions. Will currently serves as the Grants Evaluation Director in Eastern Woodlands ONAP, a job he considers the best he has had since coming to HUD.

    Prior to joining HUD, Will served as the Executive Intern focusing on Community Initiatives, Choice/Promise Neighborhoods planning and implementation, Jobs Plus and Moving-to-Work in the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA), the State of Texas’ largest public housing authority. During his prior federal (military) service, Will progressed to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Four in the U.S. Army’s Military Intelligence Corps before retiring with more than 21 years of service. 

    Will holds both a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA). He has additionally completed a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration & Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Urban & Regional Planning from UTSA as

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  • Offered: Online
  • Start: May 29, 2018 -
  • End: May 29, 2018 -