“We had a good discussion about partnering with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters to further explore opportunities to bring exceptional carpentry training to the Navajo Nation,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
A federal judge in Utah has blocked the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from enforcing a departmental directive that barred a Tribe’s down payment financing for federally insured mortgages.
Prior to 1986, when San Manuel introduced its first gaming facility, dirt roads snaked across the Tribe’s small, mountainous land base in Southern California. Five HUD homes stood on the reservation, and they were “just a square box,” Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena said.
Infrastructure is a topic Indian Country is well aware of, yet it rarely receives the attention it deserves. March 2019 marks our first infrastructure-focused issue of Native Business Magazine, and our fourth issue to date.
In addition to employing a homegrown force, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe is using a combination of tribal loans and nonprogram income to build homes with eco-friendly blocks made of 87 percent recycled items.
The Salish and Kootenai tribes of the Flathead Reservation in Montana have surpassed the national homeownership rate of 64.3 percent. Between 70-75 percent of Flathead Reservation residents are homeowners — an astonishing feat for any community in the U.S.