Coalition Hosts Meetings with Contractors to Foster Increased Building

On March 10 and June 3, 2015 the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition met with contractors on the Pine Ridge Reservation to explore how to support contractors’ efforts to build more homes.  Suggested tools and strategies from these meetings included:

  • providing sample construction contracts and agreements
  • developing model building codes
  • looking into conducting an inspector certification training
  • mapping out the construction process for potential homebuyers

At the June 3 meeting, Juel Burnette of 1st Tribal Lending also shared information on HUD/ONAP contractor “validation” requirements.