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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 […]

First Nations & Oweesta Launch New “Native Financial Learning Network”

by nlc-admin | June 14, 2017

First Nations & Oweesta Launch New “Native Financial Learning Network”. Learn more here: http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5855/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=1393388&_ga=2.233531036.302580186.1495665171-663548001.1472660761

RECORDED HUD WEBINAR ON TIERED ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

by nlc-admin | June 14, 2017

RECORDED HUD WEBINAR ON TIERED ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW (June 7, 2017) –  HEROS Tiered Environmental Review Webinar recording, slides, and transcript are available at: https://www.hudexchange.info/trainings/courses/heros-tiered-environmental-review-webinar/1936/. The webinar presents an overview of the tiered review process, examples of how Responsible Entities may use tiering to improve their environmental review procedures, and how tiered reviews are created using […]