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INDIAN HOUSING PLAN

For 2008

 

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

 

Development

 

1.  TO ALLEVIATE THE ACUTE SHORTAGE OF DECENT, SAFE, AND SANITARY DWELLINGS FOR FAMILIES OF LOW-INCOME.

 

        Increase the number of safe and sanitary housing through housing rehabilitation activities.

        Decrease shortage of housing stock in the Indian area through new construction activities.

        Plan and develop infrastructure necessary for existing and projected housing.

        Plan and develop special needs housing or nursing home facility.

 

OPERATIONS

 

2.  TO INCREASE THE CAPACITY OF THE NPTHA TO MAXIMIZE AFFORDABLE AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES AND TO MANAGE AND DELIVER EXISTING RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS.

 

        Plan, develop and assess housing needs and resources.

        Develop and implement management improvements designed to improve accountability and day-to-day operations of the NPTHA.

        Develop the legal and administrative structure for NPTHA to provide coordinated development, financing, and management activities.

        Expand affordable homeownership opportunities.

        Provide ongoing monitoring of programs and services.


HOUSING MANAGEMENT

 

3.†† Develop and implement housing management strategies to improve services to applicants and residents.

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        Provide comprehensive housing management services through, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ongoing maintenance, tenant recertifications, work orders, loan servicing, unit inspections, tenant accounting services, and other activities associated with property management.

        Provide collection activities to ensure a maximum delinquency rate of 12%.

HOUSING SERVICES (EDUCATION)

 

4.†††† To provide comprehensive housing services to the enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe.

 

        Increase educational and counseling services.

        Establish collaborating relationships with private and public partners who will assist in the delivery of housing assistance.

        Increase the number of homeownership opportunities for enrolled Nez Perce members.

 

CRIME PREVENTION & SAFETY

 

5.      Design strategies to reduce crime and substance abuse and to increase safety in NPTHA housing projects.

 

        Network with existing departments to implement strategies to prevent crime and substance abuse.

        Identify and provide physical enhancements needed to prevent crime.

 

 

 

ACTIVITIES PLAN

 

An overview of the activities planned during the period including an analysis of the manner in which the activities will enable the tribe to meet its mission, goals, and 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.

 

 

ONE YEAR IHP Goals & Objectives

OPERATIONS

GOAL 1:†††††††† Develop and implement management improvements designed to improve accountability and day-to-day operations of the NPTHA.

 

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.


DEVELOPMENT

 

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†††††††† Complete construction of additional LIHTC rental units.

HOUSING MANAGEMENT

GOAL 3:†††††††† Provide comprehensive housing management services through, but not limited to, ongoing maintenance, tenant recertificationís, work orders, loan servicing, unit inspections, tenant accounting services, and other activities associated with property management.

 

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, andreverification 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.

HOUSING SERVICES

 

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 4 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†††††† Support Nez Perce Tribe Homeless Task Force efforts.

CRIME/SAFETY PREVENTION

GOAL 5:†††††††† Design strategies to reduce crime and substance abuse and to increase safety in NPTHA housing projects.

 

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.

 

PLANNING & ADMINISTRATION

 

GOAL 6:†††††††† Implement the legal and administrative structure for NPTHA to provide coordinated development, financing, and management activities of NPTHA.

 

Objective 6.1†††††††† Acquire temporary assistance to carryout unanticipated administrative support.

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†††††††† Solicit public comments on housing needs.

Objective 6.4†††††††† Upgrade software and computers.

 

 

MODEL ACTIVITIES

 

GOAL 7:†††††††† Provide sufficient rent subsidies for LIHTC units in accordance to NPTHA commitment agreement in support of the LIHTC Program.

 

Objective 7.1 ††††††† To adequately fund rent subsidies necessary to maintain LIHTC Program.

 

 


CARRYOVER OBJECTIVES

 

2004 IHBG FUNDS

Objective 2.2†††††††† Complete Senior Citizen complex repairs identified in physical needs assessment.

Objective 2.3†††††††† Continue funding Senior Rehab Program with remaining grant funds.

 

2005 IHBG FUNDS

Objective 2.2†††††††† Complete Senior Citizen complex repairs identified in physical needs assessment.

Objective 2.6 ††††††† Complete construction of additional LIHTC rental units.

 

2006 IHBG FUNDS

Objective 2.2†††††††† Complete Senior Citizen complex repairs identified in physical needs assessment.

Objective 2.3†††††††† Continue funding down payment assistance under our Mortgage Finance Assistance Program.

Objective 2.4†††††††† Complete surveys of existing projects in order to develop plats required for mortgaging.

Objective 2.6 ††††††† Complete construction of additional LIHTC rental units.

 

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.

Objective 4.11†††††† Design and implement IDA program for essential home repair.

Objective 4.12†††††† Continue providing Senior Rehab grants.