Creating an effective tribal housing program requires an understanding of the housing stock and needs in the area to be served, as well as an understanding of the tribe’s housing priorities and preferences.
The process of gathering, analyzing and using information to make informed decisions is called planning. Good planning will help ensure that your tribe produces an effective response to current and future housing needs. To provide tribes with a framework for this planning process, Congress enacted certain planning requirements as a part of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA).
In order to receive its Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG), each tribe or tribally designated housing entity (TDHE) must periodically submit an Indian Housing Plan (IHP) to HUD. In addition to the IHP, many tribes undertake other types of planning, including creating comprehensive plans or plans for
infrastructure or economic development.
View our 2018 IHP Submittal Here