At the beginning of June, we launched the Native Homeownership Protection Plan, a program designed to channel financial support through our member organizations to homeowners and small businesses that are facing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications are now open and will continue to be accepted until funds are exhausted!

Program Guidelines

•  Coalition member organizations that are current on their membership dues can refer their clients to receive Native Homeownership Protection Plan funds. If you are not sure if you are current on your dues, please contact Kelsie Whiting at If you are not a member, but would like to become one, please visit to fill out our online membership application.

•  Coalition member organizations can refer clients to apply for funds if they: 1)are a Native homeowner or small business owner; and 2) have lost business revenue or have experienced a reduction or loss of income because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

•  Mortgage relief funds can be used for a mortgage payment, utilities payment, or housing related expenses (e.g., emergency repairs).

•  Small business assistance funds can be used for business rent or utilities, operating expenses, salaries, or COVID-related expenses.

How to Access Funds

Download and complete the simple two-part application. Part 1 is completed by the member organization and Part 2 by the homeowner or small business. Submit the completed application to the appropriate Native CDFI.

Download Application

Thank You!

We’d like to thank Four Bands Community Fund, Lakota Funds, and Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial for helping us administer these funds. And, we’d like to express our appreciation to an anonymous donor, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, South Dakota Community Foundation, and Wells Fargo for their generous support for the Native Homeownership Protection Plan.