The housing authority helps connect Nez Perce families with housing to support their quality of life. A 5-member elected board of commissioners guides the housing programs.

Upcoming Events

Homebuyer Education 2020 & Money Basics Class Schedule


The mission of the Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority 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; promoting self sufficiency and improving the quality of life.

Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners (BOC) is comprised of five members elected by the NPT General Council. The key responsibilities of the BOC is to support our mission by establishing and updating policies and programs; monitoring and oversight of the NPTHA operations; providing guidance on goals and objectives to be achieved; prioritizing the services to be provided based on Tribal member needs assessments and approving the annual budget.

Job Opportunity

Maintenance / Construction Worker

The Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority is accepting applications for a Maintenance/ Construction Worker for our rental units in the Kamiah area. Minimum four years experience in residential maintenance/construction, high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license and be insurable. Skilled in home repairs, construction knowledge in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, roofing, sheet rocking and painting. Legible writing, ability to document all work performed on appropriate forms, communication skills and great customer service.  Excellent benefits, Tribal & Indian Preference will apply. The NPTHA reserves the right to transform this position into a training position if sufficient Indian Preference applications are not received. Submit employment application to:  Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority, P.O. Box 188, Lapwai, ID 83540. More information at (208) 843-2229.  Open until filled.

NPTHA Job Application” <NPTHA Employment Application 2019.pdf

Counseling and Classes

The Senior Rehab Program assists low-income senior citizen home owners in completing essential repairs, with a maximum amount of $4,500.

The ICDBG Home Repair Program assists low-income homeowners in completing essential repairs and making energy improvements.

Available Individual Classes

The housing authority provides classes on:

  • Home buyer education
  • Money basics
  • Renter rights and responsibilities
  • Do-it-yourself maintenance
  • Homeowner maintenance
  • Post-purchase issues for home buyers

Tenant Policies