Powers Law is proud to sponsor the annual National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) Legislative Conference taking place from February 5-7 in Washington D.C. This event provides a platform for tribal leaders, housing professionals, advocates, and attorneys to engage with Members of Congress and Federal representatives on crucial legislative and policy issues affecting Indian Country.
The decisions made by Congress and the Administration in the nation’s capital directly affect tribal programs, funding, and communities, and the Legislative Conference provides attendees with unique opportunities to meet with Members and staff to discuss housing and community development issues, and to network with fellow housing professionals.
Areas of advocacy for this year include:
- Reauthorizing the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA);
- Securing funding increased for the Indian Housing Block Grant and Indian Community Development Block Grant programs;
- Improving access to and operation of Federal programs, such as the HUD-VASH housing for Native Veterans program;
- Expanding homeownership and rental assistance programs; and
- Supporting ongoing Covid-19 recovery efforts.
Learn more about the conference and see the agenda: https://naihc.net/legislative-conference/
About Powers tribal practice: the Indian Tribal Governments Group at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC is a nationally recognized, award-winning D.C.-based group representing Indian tribes, tribal organizations, tribally-owned corporations, and private entities doing business with tribes. The group has decades of experience working with Congress, the Executive Branch and Federal agencies on housing and infrastructure, energy and natural resources, gaming and land issues, economic development and financing, and others. For more information regarding our Indian Tribal Governments practice group, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Principal Paul Moorehead at Paul.Moorehead@PowersLaw.com or to the Director of Tribal Government Relations Natasha John at Natasha.John@PowersLaw.com.