About


The Policy Committee identifies and addresses systemic policies that are impediments to Native homeownership.

3

GPTCA resolutions passed

1

tribal leaders summit

1

major policy victory

2

trips to Washington DC

2020

MILESTONES

> Develop annual policy recommendations
> Provide briefings to:
• SD Congressional delegation
• SD Tribal Relations Leg Committee
• SDHDA Board
• GPTCA
> Submit public comment letters on relevant topics, e.g. Section 184, CRA reform, etc.
> Research new policy issues: Indian Health Services funding, BIA leasing and title issues, meth/opioid issues

2020

MILESTONES

> Develop annual policy recommendations
> Provide briefings to:
• SD Congressional delegation
• New SD Tribal Relations committee
• GPTCA
> Submit public comment letters

"Many of the barriers to Native homeownership stem from policies that were implemented over 100 years ago. We are advocating for a clear path to Native homeownership."

502 Relending Pilot 502 Relending Pilot
While USDA's 502 Direct Loan program is highly utilized, only 23 of the 7,187 loans made through the program in fiscal year 2017 went to Native American families on tribal lands. We actively advocated for an innovative model to increase access to USDA’s home loan programs for Native American families. In March 2018 the 502 Relending Pilot created a partnership between USDA and two Native community development financial institutions and active Coalition members, Four Bands and Mazaska, to deploy a total of $2,000,000 to eligible Native American homebuyers located in tribal communities.
Key Accomplishments How we are creating a clear path
to homeownership.

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Resources


2020 Federal Policy Recommendations


The Coalition has developed recommendations to advocate for federal policies that support Native homeownership.

Download Policy Recommendations

502 Relending Pilot Progress Report


This report details how the 502 Relending Pilot project has increased access to the USDA 502 Direct Loan in tribal communities.

Download Progress Report

Housing Opportunity Fund Case Studies


This set of case studies highlights how South Dakota’s Housing Opportunity Fund is creating homeownership opportunities in tribal communities.

Download Case Studies

Get Involved!


To get involved with the Policy Committee, please contact one of the committee chairs.

J.C. Crawford
CBJ Producers

Sharon Vogel
Cheyenne River Housing Authority

Get Involved!


To get involved with the Policy Committee, please contact one of the committee chairs.

J.C. Crawford
CBJ Producers

Sharon Vogel
Cheyenne River Housing Authority