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NWIHA Annual Meeting, Awards Banquet & Training
Spirit Mountain Casino and Lodge
27100 Salmon River Hwy
Grand Ronde, OR 97347
Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 8:00 AM to Thursday, September 13, 2018, 5:00 PM PST
Category: NWIHA Meetings

NWIHA Annual Meeting, Awards Banquet  & Training

September 11-13, 2018

Registration for Meeting, Banquet, and Training

Register yourself and up to ten additional "guests" (other tribal representatives, staff, banquet guests, etc.) by clicking the "Register Yourself" or "Register Guests" buttons at the bottom of this page: this includes those of you registering for the Quarterly Meeting and those of you who are solely interested in registering for the NWIHA-HUD co-sponsored training.

If you would like to change your registration, simply submit another form with updated correct information. It is okay to submit more than one form—just email us at [email protected] and let us know you have submitted changes. If you would like to cancel your registration, also send us an email at [email protected] and we will refund your payment. However, refunds will not be given after August 31, 2018. 

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The NWIHA sleeping room block is now open and will be open until rooms are sold out. Room block expires on August 10, 2018. The Spirit Mountain Casino and Lodge does not currently accept online room reservations, so please call 1-800-760-7977 and mention Group ID 805, or that you are affiliated with the Northwest Indian Housing Association.  Please click here for directions to the resort.


Click Here to download the agenda; be sure check our website for any further updates.

Training - Rental Housing:  Beyond Homeownership

Since the inception of Indian housing programs fifty years ago, the emphasis has been on homeownership, which often failed to address the needs of families who are either not ready for homeownership, or who have chosen not to be burdened with the responsibilities of being a homeowner.  NAHASDA provides the Recipient significant flexibility in how it designs its rental programs, in terms of the type of housing (single or multifamily, cooperative or condominiums), who it serves (families, the elderly, special needs), and how it is financed and developed. These choices allow recipients to tailor their rental programs to local needs and conditions.

The September 2018 NWIHA training, Rental Housing:  Beyond Homeownership, will include the following elements, with a special emphasis on the financial aspects:

  • Planning and implementing rental housing programs, with special consideration for local housing needs (demand), revenue requirements, and feasibility;
  • Resources available to develop and operate rental housing programs, including partnerships with local lenders, developers, nonprofits, and others in order to leverage the dollars and experience necessary to maximize the value of the IHBG investment in the property and provide quality rental housing;
  • The importance of conducting a local market study to document rental housing needs in terms of type and size of housing and the demand, or willingness to pay, for housing at a specified price;
  • Rental payment configurations, such as income-based rents (with or without caps) and market-based rents, including the impacts on the community when making these decisions;
  • Consideration of a Recipient’s financial capacity to operate rental housing over the long-term, and options available to reduce costs and/or increase revenues.