Description: The Native American Housing Block Grant program, authorized by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (“NAHASDA”) assists tribes in developing, operating, maintaining, and supporting affordable housing for rental and homeownership housing. Funds can be used for acquisition, new construction, rehabilitation of affordable housing, site improvement, development and rehabilitation of utilities and infrastructure, utility services, conversion, demolition, financing, administration and planning, improvement to achieve greater energy efficiency, mold remediation, investments that leverage private sector funding or financing for renovations, and energy conservation retrofit investments.
Funding Title: Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grants
Agency Name: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Native American Programs
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: No
Target Population: Low-income (not exceeding 80% of the median income for the area) native Hawaiians eligible to reside on Hawaiian home lands
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
How to Apply: To qualify for an annual grant, the DHHL is required to submit proposed activities in an annual Native Hawaiian Housing Plan to HUD for review.
Estimated Total Program Funding: $10,555,000
Eligible Applicants: The Department of Native Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) is the only eligible grant recipient.
Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds: The regulations for the NHHBG program were published as an Interim Rule on June 13, 2002, and are found at 24 CFR part 1006. The Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on November 28, 2003.
Link to Full Announcement: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=NHHBG2014-02MAFINAL.PDF
Contact Information: Claudine Allen, 500 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 3A, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Email: Claudine.C.Allen@hud.gov Phone: (808) 522-8175 Ext. 223.