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Oct 6, 2020

Oct 8, 2020

Zoom Online Training

NAHASDA Essentials

Due to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, this training is being offered virtually.

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Time & Location

10/6/20, 4:30 PM

10/8/20, 11:30 PM

Zoom Online Training

About the Event

Instructions & Materials

Instructions on how to access the virtual training and a link to the electronic materials will be emailed by Friday, October 2, 2020.

Technology Needed

The training will be presented via an online platform. Participants will need a computer, laptop, smart device (tablet) with internet or Wi-Fi connection or telephone. An email address will be required for each registered participant. A web camera is not required.


AAHA is hosting an exciting and interactive three (3) day online training with the a half day (10/09/2020) being optional and available for participants to schedule a one-on-one session with the trainer. The training will provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). Participants will become familiar with latest regulations, program guidance, and PIH Notices. A thorough review of eligible families and eligible activities including rental housing, homebuyer programs, rehabilitation and housing and crime prevention services will be provided. Major topics to be addressed include the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula, calculating income eligibility and adjusted gross income, moderate-income family assistances, and income verification. Other topics will include: Federal requirements impacting IHBG activities, such as useful life and binding commitments, environmental review requirements, total development costs, financial management and program administration, and the latest OMB regulations. Case studies, group discussions, team games, and hands-on exercises will be applied to reinforce NAHASDA concepts.



Cielo Gibson has extensive experience with Indian Housing throughout the United States and Alaska as a professional trainer and administrator and developer. Ms. Gibson has worked as an executive director for high-risk Indian housing authorities for over 20 years and has implemented numerous programs using low-income housing tax credits, Section 184, and ICDBG funds. 


Who should attend? 

Employees of Regional Housing Authorities (RHA)/Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE); Board of Directors, Procurement Staff, Housing Staff, Contract Administrators, Finance Staff, Project Managers, Inspectors, and Maintenance Directors.


Questions or to Register by phone, please call Cynthia Gurisko at (907)330-8397 or email at

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