Program Description

This program provides a 95 percent loan guarantee to lenders who partner with Indian tribes or their designated housing entities (and who are recipients of HUD's Indian Housing Block Grant program) to develop or administer affordable housing.

General Program Requirements

Borrowers must be Indian tribes or their designated housing entities, who are also recipients of HUD's Indian Housing Block Grant program.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Lenders work with the borrower and with HUD to assemble the application package. HUD issues a Letter of Firm Commitment to the lender when HUD approves the application and the mortgage meets the underwriting criteria. The lender then closes the loan and submits the closing package to HUD for review. Following a successful review, HUD issues a Certificate of Loan Guarantee to the lender.

Program Contact Information

Thomas Wright
Director, Office of Loan Guarantee

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number14.869
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)2,982 affordable homes are associated with this loan made under this program
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?No
Tribes Funded by this Program80 entities have received guarantees under this program

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