INDIAN HOUSING PLAN
5 Year Plan & Mission Statement
The mission of NPTHA is to create opportunities to meet the housing needs of enrolled members of the Nez Perce Tribe by maximizing the utilization of available resources to ensure services are provided in an efficient, professional, economical and timely manner; forming and enhancing partnerships between the NPTHA and tribal, state, local and private entities; and promoting self-sufficiency and improving the quality of life.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
∑ Regularly inspect and evaluate rental units to determine maintenance needs and provide maintenance according to implementation schedule.
∑ Regularly inspect and evaluate existing homeownership units to determine maintenance or modernization needs and address needs in accordance with homebuyer agreements and NPTHA policies.
∑ Regularly review policies and procedures and modify accordingly.
∑ Conduct regular housing counseling activities for enrolled members.
∑ Apply quality control procedures to ensure accountability and optimal job performance.
∑ Respond organizationally to new regulations, work requirements, program issues, and community issues.
∑ Explore development of programs to assist Nez Perce low-income families subsidize housing costs.†
∑ Develop and market a homeownership opportunity program to assist Nez Perce families in applying, qualifying for, and closing loans to purchase or construct houses through use of available loan guarantee programs such as Section 184.
∑ Provide information and advocacy assistance on other housing programs for which Nez Perce members may be eligible.††††††††††††
∑ Provide NPTHA personnel with training and educational opportunities to foster professional development within the organization and enable the NPTHA to operate in a more efficient and business-like manner.
∑ Maintain an adequate staffing structure to enable the NPTHA to attain its stated goals and objectives while efficiently managing and administering daily operations.
∑ Acquire, process, or purchase necessary equipment, materials, and supplies to enable the NPTHA to administer its programs and carry out its mission.
∑ Explore home/land purchase opportunities.
∑ Coordinate planning and development services with the Tribe, BIA, IHS, and other agencies.
∑ Continue to provide employment opportunities on the Reservation through the management of housing and the construction, reconstruction, improvement, extension, alteration, or repair and operation of low-income dwellings.
∑ Encourage the expansion of housing opportunities through both public and private means.
∑ Maintain the assets of the NPTHA in a standard condition to the greatest extent feasible.†
Objective 1.1†††††††† Continue to provide ongoing BOC and staff development training activities as needed.
Objective 1.2†††††††† Continue identifying alternative funding sources and prepare applications accordingly.
Objective 1.3†††††††† Continue monitoring and reporting all grant activities, programs and services through various means and make modifications accordingly.
Objective 1.4†††††††† Maintain networking system with Nez Perce Tribal Programs.
Objective 1.5†††††††† The Board of Commissioners will meet with NPTEC regularly on a quarterly basis and as needed for special meetings.
Objective 1.6†††††††† Continue to maintain efforts to enforce the collections policy and quality loan servicing.
Objective 1.7†††††††† Continue to network with local, regional, and national organizations and task force groups.
Objective 1.8†††††††† Maintain existing rental units and NPTHA owned common areas.
GOAL 2:†††††††† Alleviate the acute shortage of decent, safe and sanitary dwellings through new construction and housing rehabilitation activities.††††††
Objective 2.1†††††††† Assist Homebuyers with individual construction of homes on Sundown Heights Lots and or fee simple, allotted trust, or Tribal Trust land.
Objective 2.2†††††††† Promote Homebuyer education in conjunction with Starter Home, Mutual Help Rehab and/or Refinance projects.
Objective 2.3†††††††† Promote Homebuyer Education to assist families in becoming mortgage ready.
Objective 2.4†††††††† Provide Mortgage Finance Assistance or buy down assistance to qualified families.
Objective 2.5†††††††† Promote home repairs through education and IDA matching program incentives.
Objective 2.6†††††††† Conduct regular physical needs assessment and plan replacement or improvements.
Objective 3.1†††††††† Plan and coordinate 3 community clean-up activities.
Objective 3.2†††††††† Conduct regular inspections of existing housing stock at least annually but as often as necessary†† to ensure protection of NPTHA assets.
Objective 3.3†††††††† Conduct annual recertifications of all units, except those MH that are paying the maximum, and† reverification of tenant information in response to income changes as required by lease agreements and Section 8 Income Regulations.
Objective 3.4†††††††† Perform application intake and processing for all NPTHA programs.
Objective 3.5†††††††† Provide advocacy for applicants and residents seeking additional housing resources.
Objective 3.6†††††††† Maintain case management approach to working with residents through networking with all other departments, regular meetings with senior residents of the senior citizen complexes, referral, tenant contact reporting, and meetings as required.
Objective 3.7†††††††† Provide resident counseling and training in areas of need including but not limited to residentís responsibilities, maintenance, budgeting, and lease compliance.
Objective 3.8†††††††† Coordinate community access to chimney cleaning services for homebuyers and homeowners.
GOAL 4:†††††††† Implement programs designed to maximize housing opportunities for all Nez Perce enrolled members.† NO MORE THAN 10% of NAHASDA FUNDS WILL BE UTILIZED TO SERVE MODERATE INCOME FAMILIES.
Objective 4.1†††††††† Continue to provide mortgage financing assistance for at least five families per year.
Objective 4.2†††††††† Conduct at least 150 housing counseling sessions for families who are seeking rehab, homeownership, or rental assistance or who are existing residents.† †
Objective 4.3†††††††† Disseminate at least 4 housing newsletters.
Objective 4.4†††††††† Continue working with Tribal and local government staff and programs to address the housing needs of low income or disadvantaged families.†
Objective 4.5†††††††† Conduct Annual Home Fair.
Objective 4.6†††††††† Organize and coordinate monthly HBE classes and at least 4 events regarding personal finances, homeownership and/or financial literacy.
Objective 4.7†††††††† Conduct at least 7 Senior Citizens meeting.
Objective 4.8†††††††† Conduct at least 3 public meetings with the community.
Objective 4.9†††††††† Conduct at least 2 credit & budgeting sessions for youth.
Objective 4.10†††††† Assist a minimum of five families with IDA program for down payment.
Objective 4.11†††††† Assist a minimum of five families with IDA Program for essential home repair.
Objective 4.12†††††† Continue providing Senior Rehab grants.
Objective 4.13†††††† Develop initiative on importance of homeownerís insurance and provide guidance for protecting assets.
Objective 4.14†††††† Support Nez Perce Tribe Homeless Task Force efforts.
Objective 4.15†††††† To adequately fund rent subsidies necessary to maintain LIHTC Program.
Objective 5.1†††††††† Continue to work with Nez Perce Law Enforcement through the adopted MOA for support services for NPTHA property.
Objective 5.2†††††††† Conduct quarterly safety meetings and fire drills for senior complexes.
Objective 5.3†††††††† Enforce lease agreements promoting Safe Neighborhoods.
Objective 5.4†††††††† Install public playground in remote low-rent project.
GOAL 6:†††††††† Implement the legal and administrative structure for NPTHA to provide coordinated development, financing, and management activities of NPTHA.
Objective 6.1†††††††† Conduct routine service area surveys to determine housing needs and priorities.†
Objective 6.2†††††††† Acquire technical assistance to assist in program development, evaluation, leasehold mortgage financing documents, one-stop development, non-profit organization benefits, and capacity bldg.
Objective 6.3†††††††† Upgrade software and computers.
2007 IHBG FUNDS
Objective 2.6†††††††† Complete construction of additional LIHTC rental units.
Objective 4.1†††††††† Continue funding down payment assistance under our Mortgage Finance Assistance Program.
Objective 4.10†††††† Solicit and assist five families with IDA Program for down payments or home repairs.
2008 IHBG FUNDS
Objective 2.5†††††††† Complete construction of additional LIHTC rental units.
Objective 4.10†††††† Assist five families with IDA program for down payment.
Objective 4.11†††††† Assist five families with IDA program for essential home repair.