Connecting the Dots to Homeownership on Indian Reservations

Monday, April 13, 2015
Courtyard Hotel
401 North Riverpoint Blvd
Spokane, WA 99202

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Skagit Ridge Hotel
18444 Bow Ridge Drive
Bow, WA 98232

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Evergreen State College Library, Fourth Floor
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505

Friday, May 8, 2015
Peninsula College Longhouse House of Learning
1502 East Lauridsen Blvd
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation
1233 Veterans Street
Warm Springs, OR 97761

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8:30 am Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 1:00 pm Workshop

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required.

Join one of these workshops to learn how you can develop an effective homeownership center on your reservation, and increase access to mortgages to tribal members.

Who’s Invited?

Tribal housing staff, council members, credit department staff, and other tribal staff, housing counselors, asset building organizations, lenders and other representatives of both tribal and non-tribal government agencies.

The Workshops

These workshops will assist tribes with increasing homeownership rates in tribal communities, particularly on trust and allotted lands. The workshops are designed to address common challenges to homeownership on reservations, including:

  • Systemic barriers to homeownership
  • Lack of tribal member’s access to the Veteran Administration’s Native American Direct Loan program (NADL) and HUD’s Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program
  • Lack of comprehensive yet easy to understand individual guide designed for potential homeowners for reservations
  • Need for new, or enhancement to current, homeownership resources on reservations
  • Breakdowns in communication between tribes and government agencies, and financial institutions that assist tribes


Craig Nolte, Regional Manager, Community Development
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
(206) 396-2192

N. Iris Friday, Native American Program Specialist/184 Loan Coordinator
Northwest Office of Native American Programs
(206) 220-5420


  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Office of Native American programs, Housing and Urban Development
  • USDA Rural Development