REMINDER: May 16 HUD Tribal Consultation on Draft Section 184 Regulations
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
WASHINGTON, DC 20410-5000

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is currently revising the regulations for the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee (Section 184) program. Since these regulations have substantial direct effects on federally recognized tribal governments, HUD is conducting tribal consultation in accordance with HUD’s Tribal Consultation Policy.

Since February of 2018, HUD’s Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) has held fourteen tribal consultation sessions: 11 consultation sessions prior to drafting the proposed rule and 3 consultation sessions to review and discuss drafted subparts of the rule. HUD recorded tribal comments during these sessions and considered these comments as it developed the proposed rule. During this time, HUD also accepted comments through an email address dedicated to tribal consultation.

HUD has now completed the draft proposed rule and is making the rule available for Tribes to review and provide comment. A copy of this draft is available by clicking on the blue button below and will be posted to the Consultation on Section 184 Regulations webpage. Please send your comments on the proposed rule to: 184consultation@hud.gov. Alternatively, Tribes may submit comments by postal mail to: Krisa Johnson, Director, Office of Loan Grantee, HUD – Office of Native American Programs, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 4108, Washington, D.C. 20410.

As previously announced, two additional national teleconference/webinars are scheduled for the near future. The first will be on Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT, and the second will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT.  Please find the telephone and webinar dial-in/web link information for each below. We are looking forward to receiving additional comments from these sessions.

Session 1: Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:00pm EDT

The conference begins at 2:00 PM Eastern Time on May 16, 2019; you may join the conference 10 minutes prior.

Step 1: Dial into the conference.

Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633

Access Code: 0608542##

Need an international dial-in number?

Step 2: Join the conference on your computer.

Entry Link: http://ems8.intellor.com/login/814400

Session 2: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:00pm EDT

The conference begins at 2:00 PM Eastern Time on May 22, 2019; you may join the conference 10 minutes prior.

Step 1: Dial into the conference.

Dial-in: 1-877-369-5230 or 1-617-668-3632

Access Code: 0107155##

Need an international dial-in number?

Step 2: Join the conference on your computer.

Entry Link: http://ems8.intellor.com/login/814402

Once the tribal comment period is over, all comments received will be considered. HUD will then place the draft proposed rule into Departmental clearance to be reviewed by HUD offices and the Office of Management and Budget, in advance of publishing the proposed rule in the Federal Register for public comment.

Input from tribal leaders is essential to developing the best possible regulations for the Section 184 program. Thank you for your continued partnership and collaboration in the effective delivery of HUD’s programs.

Sincerely,

Heidi J. Frechette

Heidi J. Frechette
Deputy Assistant Secretary
for Native American Programs