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Affordable Housing in Native America

Enterprise works with tribal and community partners to create healthy, safe, green affordable housing and to increase opportunities for economic advancement for individuals and families.


Our Collaborations

Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative

The Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative works to provide solutions for culturally and environmentally sustainable affordable housing in tribal communities.

Founded by Jamie Blosser, AIA, LEED AP, and led by Enterprise, the collaborative disseminates best practices for overcoming challenges to building green through research, case studies and tools and resources for tribal developers.

Download the fact sheet.

American Indian Supportive Housing Initiative

Enterprise supports the Corporation for Supportive Housing’s American Indian Supportive Housing Initiative to alleviate homelessness in Native American communities. Based on a highly successful model in Minnesota, the initiative helps communities increase their capacity to develop supportive housing projects on and off reservations.

 

Resources

 

Enterprise Native American Fact Sheet

Since 1997, Enterprise has invested more than $100 million in grants, loans and equity to Native American communities for affordable housing and economic development, developed more than 1,700 homes in 20 states and provided training to 38 tribes and tribal housing entities in financial acquisition. 

This fact sheet also highlights our work with 22 tribal governments to improve regulations, opening the door for increased homeownership with traditional mortgage lenders and financial institutions.

Designing and Operating Homeownership Programs
on Tribal Lands


This manual, by the New Mexico Tribal Homeownership Coalition, is a comprehensive overview of the steps required to create homeownership opportunities for tribal members living on reservation land, with a focus on the biggest obstacle: the mortgage lending process.

This guide provides an introduction to the basic elements of the mortgage loan industry, the organizations that work within that industry, and their roles and responsibilities. It also provides an assessment of the barriers to homeownership that have existed on reservation land.