Paul Moorehead, a Principal in Powers’ Indian Tribal Governments Group, recently spoke at the National American Indian Housing Council’s 2017 Annual Legislative Conference.
The annual three-day event is designed to provide tribes, tribally-designated entities and housing authorities an opportunity to be involved with the decisions made in Congress. The event brings tribal housing representatives face-to-face with lawmakers, agency officials, and congressional staff both during the conference and during congressional visits on Capitol Hill.
Paul spoke on March 6, the first day of the event, during the Legislative Committee Meeting. He discussed the reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act, the main source of federal assistance for low income American Indian households living on Indian reservations.
He was joined by Jason Adams, housing director for the Salish and Kootenai Housing Authority, and Denise A. Zuni, housing authority consultant for Sh’eh Wheef Law Offices, P.C. They discussed the Farm Bill and the Flood Mapping Survey Reports, respectively.