Indian Housing Plan / Annual Performance Report

 About NAHASDA

The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) was established in 1996 to assist Native Tribes and communities in addressing their housing needs on tribal lands as locally determined.  NAHASDA allows for annual congressional appropriations of Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) to Tribes through discretionary funding allocations.  The Navajo Housing Authority (NHA), a tribal enterprise, was designated as the tribally-designated housing entity (TDHE) to administer the housing program, provide a process for development of community and housing projects and distribute sub-grant awards to local housing partners. Since 1998, as a result of the NAHASDA funding, the NHA has been able to fund a variety of projects either partially or for the entire cost of development.