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Coalition Celebrates USDA 502 Relending Pilot

The US Department of Agriculture’s Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development, Anne Hazlett visited the Pine Ridge Reservation to meet with Four Bands Community Fund, Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial, and other regional partners to discuss the launch of a pilot program to increase homeownership opportunities on tribal lands. Through the 502 Relending Pilot, USDA […]

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Coalition Launches “Native Homeownership is Possible” Campaign

We are pleased to announce that we have launched our “Native Homeownership is Possible” campaign through a new website at www.nativehomeownership.com. The website includes a series of short videos designed to: Raise awareness of the concept of homeownership in reservation communities. Implore that homeownership is possible for Native Americans. Inspire and encourage Native American individuals […]

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Coalition Members Head to Washington to Advocate for Native Homeownership

  Earlier this month, representatives of the Coalition’s Policy Committee traveled to Washington, DC to advocate for policies to promote Native homeownership in conjunction with the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) Legislative Conference.  While in DC, the delegation held meetings with representatives from US Department of Housing and Urban Development, US Department of Agriculture, […]

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Coalition Working on Multiple Fronts to Support Native Construction Industry

Recognizing that the lack of housing stock is a real barrier to homeownership in Native communities, the Coalition is working hard to support local contractors and encourage them to build more homes.  We are excited about developing the following programming to support our Native construction industry: Construction Internship Pilot Program – Summer 2017 After hearing […]

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Coalition Members Develop Innovative Approach to Increase Native Veteran Homeownership

Two Coalition members, Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial (Mazaska) and Lakota Funds, have teamed up to increase homeownership rates for Native American veterans through an innovative new approach that simplifies the path to homeownership. In late February, both organizations were present to support George O’Rourke and Darrel Hernandez as they closed their VA Native American Direct […]

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Exciting Homebuyer Education Trainings on the Horizon

Based on the input of Committee members, the Coalition’s Homebuyer Readiness Committee is planning two exciting trainings this spring to support homebuyer practitioners working to teach and support new homebuyers in their communities.  We invite you to participate in these classes! Registration information will be coming soon. Designing and Strengthening Your Homebuyer Education Program Many […]

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Coming Soon: Membership Dues

Moving Towards Sustainability Our Coalition is Launching Membership Dues! Over the past three years, our Coalition has been discussing strategies to sustain our operations by diversifying our sources of revenue.  To date, we’ve enjoyed terrific support from our funders on the local, state, and national levels. Last fall at our Coalition planning meeting, we created […]

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Family Celebrates Homeownership this Holiday Season

During the Coalition’s annual site visit this past summer, we learned about the Eagle Nest Housing Development on the Pine Ridge Reservation and how some of our stakeholders were creating homeownership opportunities there. We are pleased to share this story about the first family in the development that has transitioned from renting to homeownership. This […]

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