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Northwest Indian Housing Association

NWIHA 2022 Spring Conference

April 19-20, 2022


Conference Information:

The conference will be held at the Sprit Mountain Casino Resort in Grand Ronde, OR. When you register you will be given the opportunity to attend in-person or virtually. If you select the virtual option a Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the event.

In addition to our regular Business Meeting topics (approval of Minutes and Financial Reports, and reports from ATNI, NAIHC, NWIHA Legislative Committee and AMERIND) we will also have several excellent and informative presentations, including the following:

  • Training: Attributes of Successful Housing Directors – Rodney Clements, well-known tribal Housing trainer, former Housing Director, and Technical Assistance Provider, will lead a discussion on what it takes to excel as a Housing Director. If you are a Housing Director looking for ways to improve your performance, or if you are a housing staff member in the process of working your way up the ladder to a Housing Director position, this workshop is for you. You’ll come away from this training with the tools you need to become “the best” you can be.
  • Training: FCAS/IHBG Formula Response Form: Northwest ONAP Staff will provide training on the very important IHBG Formula Response Form – how to read the form, why it’s important, and how to use it to correct and successfully challenge the IHBG Formula information.
  • Presentation: Sovereign Immunity: Cari Baermann and Ed Goodman of Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker will discuss Sovereign Immunity Issues that have risen considering recent case law and how these could impact our members.

Banquet: Former NWIHA Director and auctioneer Joe Diehl will be on hand to conduct our Annual Youth Scholarship Auction. This is also an opportunity to meeting with our Associate Members. Finally, we will also be recognizing former NWIHA members and leaders and the contributions they made to our region.

Registration Link and Agenda coming soon

The same link can be used for both days of the meeting.

Note to NWIHA Voting Members: So that we can be assured of having a quorum, please join the meeting for Roll Call at 8:00 AM on Tuesday.

Northwest Indian Housing Association

The Mission of the Northwest Indian Housing Association is to promote and support the housing interests of Tribal Housing Departments and Tribally Designated Housing Entities in the Pacific Northwest. We accomplish this by providing training opportunities; providing a forum for the discussion and resolution of issues; advocating for the collective benefit of all members; linking members to information and financial resources; and maintaining a cooperative relationship with governmental and other industry partners.