Tribal Leaders Support Coalition’s Policy Recommendations
At its December meeting, the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association adopted two resolutions in support of the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coaltion’s policy recommendations to federal policymakers.
The first resolution supported legislative amendments to the US Department of Veterans Affairs Native American Direct Loan (NADL) program to improve homeownership opportunities for Native veterans on Indian reservations in South Dakota.
The second resolution supported other broader homeownership recommendations including:
- Support for the implementation of the USDA Rural Development 502 home loan relending pilot
- Funding for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Housing Improvement Program
- Improvements to the HUD Section 184 loan guarantee program to increase deployment on trust land
- Exploring new partnerships with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as part of their Duty to Serve implementation plans
The Coalition appreciates the support of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier, who introduced the resolutions. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association and South Dakota’s tribal leadership and Tribal Veteran Service Officers to promote these policy changes.