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.
A new handbook by a non-profit unit of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank focuses on how to boost homeownership and mortgage finance on reservations.
Residents of reservations in South and North Dakota will benefit from million-dollar mortgage funds from partnerships between two Native Community Development Financial Institutions and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
On May 24, U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s office announced more than $10 million in Indian Housing Block Grant Program Funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development
The concept of “one stop shopping” for mortgage finance in Indian Country is being realized on the Winnebago reservation in Nebraska, as the tribe’s economic development arm continues