by nlc-admin | June 21, 2017

A public-private collaboration to narrow the digital divide for families with school-age children who live in HUD-assisted housing.  Program has launched in 28 communities.   Stakeholders provide free and low-cost: —  High-speed Internet at Home;    —  Computers;     —  Digital Literacy Training ConnectHome Nation expects to welcome more than 100 communities with the goal of connecting 350,000 […]

USDA Rural Development list of Native American Coordinators by State

by nlc-admin | June 21, 2017

The following link is for the list of USDA Rural Development list of Native American Coordinators by State: USDA Rural Development list of Native American Coordinators by State

US Department of Veteran Affairs Tribal Roundtable Invitation – July 12, 2017 @ 3 PM

by nlc-admin | June 20, 2017

On September 28, 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilitated tribal consultation in Washington, D.C., with a comment period through November 30, 2016, on VA’s community care consolidation effort. VA received many comments from tribes, and as a result, VA is renewing existing reimbursement agreements through June 30, 2019. As reflected in the renewal amendment language, VA and […]

Fannie Mae’s Duty To Serve” Initiative and Indian Country

by nlc-admin | June 15, 2017

Fannie Mae’s “Duty-to-Serve” Initiative in Native Country is trying to bring more conventional lending into underserved markets.  In December 2016, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued the Duty to Serve Underserved Markets rule. This rule ensures that Fannie Mae continues providing leadership to facilitate a secondary market for and improve the availability of home […]

USDA Rural Development Housing Preservation Grant Program

by nlc-admin | June 15, 2017

USDA Rural Development Acting Deputy Undersecretary Roger Glendenning announced that Rural Development is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents. The grants are being provided through the Housing Preservation Grant Program. “These grants help rural homeowners and rental housing owners repair and improve their properties,” Glendenning said. “Funds […]