The native population faces a number of community development challenges, including a poverty rate twice the national average, unemployment and more serious housing issues. While a number of programs and services are specifically targeted to these populations in each state, the disparities are stark and warrant special attention.
Our Native American Initiative
Ignite your spirit, knowledge, and energy by joining representatives
from Indian tribes, Federal and state governments, lenders, and
non-profit organizations to help promote access to credit and economic
development in Native communities.
of Upcoming Events
Find out about events taking place related to Native communities
throughout the country.
Understand the laws and regulations in Native communities, and
how certain tribes have used their sovereignty to develop and enforce
laws that promote lending and community development. Review websites
that list legal lending challenges and solutions.
Tribal Member Asset-Building Resources
Discover resources that you can use to help promote financial education
in Indian Country. Learn about the Building Native Communities:
Financial Skills for Families curriculum and how you can become
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Learn about the BIA and obtain access to information on programs, policies
and procedures, and forms, as well as additional information about Native
communities and their government-to-government relationship with the
Browse the Internet to find the resources you need for Indian
Country. Link to a variety of local, regional, and national websites
related to community development in Native communities.
Streamlining the Mortgage Approval Process in Indian Country (Volume 20; No. 1)
(PDF - 506KB)
Native American Lending Study, CDFI Fund, November 2001 (PDF - 307KB)
Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development