Tribal Housing and Energy Reporter

Tribal Housing and Energy Reporter Congressional Reports on appropriations, policies, and legislation impacting Native American/Alaskan Native housing and energy programs.

What is happening in your community, how do you prevent the spread when you must travel to areas that aren't.
11/17/2020
Analysis: This Republican governor is playing politics while Covid-19 burns through her state

What is happening in your community, how do you prevent the spread when you must travel to areas that aren't.

South Dakota is, by any measure, one of the epicenters of the coronavirus surge in the United States right now. The state has averaged more than 1,000 cases every day this month, according to The New York Times. Deaths from Covid-19 have surged 74% in just the last two weeks. Forbes just called Sout...

Be counted--Your representation and your funding depends on your being counted!
04/21/2020
Half of U.S. Households Have Responded to the 2020 Census

Be counted--Your representation and your funding depends on your being counted!

The country has reached an important milestone in the 2020 Census. Half of all of the households in the country have responded – that's nearly 74 million responses!

Big News for a Former NAIHC Government Affairs Director.. Go Wendy Helgemo!
08/14/2017
Wendy Helgemo Appointed Director of Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy | GW Today | The George Washington University

Big News for a Former NAIHC Government Affairs Director.. Go Wendy Helgemo!

Former senior advisor on Indian affairs to Sen. Harry Reid will lead AT&T-funded center for research and advocacy. Wendy Helgemo. (William Atkins/GW Today) August 14, 2017 By Ruth Steinhardt Wendy Helgemo has joined the George Washington University as inaugural director of the AT&T Center for Indige...

07/12/2017

FY 2018 Interior House Bill-
Native American Programs – The Bureaus of Indian Affairs and Education are funded at $2.9 billion – an increase of $10 million above the fiscal year 2017 enacted level. This includes necessary increases for schools, law enforcement, road maintenance, economic development, realty, and water settlements.

The Indian Health Service is funded at $5.1 billion – an increase of $97 million above the fiscal year 2017 enacted level. This includes operating costs for staffing at new facilities and increases for fixed costs and the Indian Health Care Improvement Fund.

07/12/2017
docs.house.gov

FY 2018 THUD House Bill- $654 million to NAHBG and $60 million to ICDBG

06/13/2017
Legislative Hearing to Receive Testimony on the Following bills: S. 1250, S. 1275 | The United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Legislative Hearing to Receive Testimony on the Following bills: S. 1250, S. 1275 | The United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

S. 1250, A bill to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to improve the recruitment and retention of employees in the Indian Health Service, restore accountability in the Indian Health Service, improve health services, and for other purposes.

05/23/2017

President's FY 2018 Proposed Budget:

IHS $3.574 billion
Contract Support $718 million
Indian Energy Policy $10 million

BIA $2.082 billion
BIE Schools $754 million
Public Safety and Justice $327 million
Construction
-Education $50 million
-Public Safety $10 million
-Other $8 million

05/23/2017

residents' Budget for FY 2018 HUD

Native American Housing Block Grant $600 million
Title VI $2 million
Section 184 $0
Native Hawaiian Housing $0
Native Hawaiian Loans $0
Technical Assistant- Regional $0
Indian Community Development Block Grant $0

01/06/2017
NowThis

Maybe Congress could listen

This city ended its homelessness problem, and saved money, by providing housing for every single resident

Trump team reaches out to Native Americans
12/16/2016
Trump team reaches out to Native Americans

Trump team reaches out to Native Americans

Several members of the Trump transition team attended a meeting with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Leaders.

Trump makes it official: Zinke for Interior
12/16/2016
Trump makes it official: Zinke for Interior

Trump makes it official: Zinke for Interior

President-elect Donald Trump officially announced his nomination of first-term Montana Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke to lead the Interior Department on Thursday.

Carson accepts HUD
11/27/2016
Ben Carson in Line to Lead Housing Department

Carson accepts HUD

Updated 6:50 p.m. | Former Republican presidential hopeful and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is under consideration to be secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Trump administration, according to numerous media reports.Armstrong Williams, a spokesman for Carson and a conservative media…

Tohono O'odham Nation Tribal Leaders Say Wall With Mexico Will Not Be Built On Their Land
11/15/2016
Tohono O'odham Nation Tribal Leaders Say Wall With Mexico Will Not Be Built On Their Land

Tohono O'odham Nation Tribal Leaders Say Wall With Mexico Will Not Be Built On Their Land

Tribal leadership of Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona said they won't support a border wall project on their land. Part of their reservation extends into Mexico and covers 75 miles of the international border.  The tribe’s chairman and vice chair said the plan was always to try to work with...

09/08/2016
Tech Insider

Wow

An architect figured out how to build houses from plastic waste.

Brad Pitt foundation homes arrive on reservation – Natives News
08/02/2016
Brad Pitt foundation homes arrive on reservation – Natives News

Brad Pitt foundation homes arrive on reservation – Natives News

Brad Pitt foundation homes arrive on reservation The first five of 20 eco-friendly modular homes arrived on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation and are being set on their foundations this week. Founded by actor Brad Pitt, the Make It Right foundation and the Fort Peck Tribes are hoping to have the firs...

06/25/2016
Little Bighorn Battle Song

Little Bighorn Battle Song

A song made for the Battle of Little Bighorn-1876 Kola tokile , kola tokile , kola ceyapelo . Waziyata ki cizape . Kola tokile, kola tokile , kola ceyapelo. ...

National Indian Health Board
06/22/2016
National Indian Health Board

National Indian Health Board

An Oglala Sioux Tribe Veteran, his wife and two children now have a permanent home on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, thanks to a new, joint Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-VA demonstration program that aims to end homelessness among Veterans on Tribal lands.

3-D Housing is coming soon
05/24/2016
3DPrint.com

3-D Housing is coming soon

Dubai is serious about its #3Dprinting initiative -- today the first #3Dprinted office building was officially inaugurated!

Why Sanders Is Going All Out for Native Americans
05/18/2016
Why Sanders Is Going All Out for Native Americans

Why Sanders Is Going All Out for Native Americans

Bernie Sanders took his motorcade down a remote highway to visit the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in rural South Dakota, one of the poorest in the country where an estimated 70 percent of high school students will drop out before graduating. Before addressing the packed gym Thursday, the...

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