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Oct 25, 2022

Oct 27, 2022

ZOOM Online

NAHASDA Essentials

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

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Time & Location

10/25/22, 4:30 PM

10/27/22, 11:30 PM

ZOOM Online

About the Event


AAHA is hosting a three (3) day online training with a half day (10/28/2022) being 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.


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.

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