H.R.2786 - Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2007

To reauthorize the programs for housing assistance for Native Americans. view all titles (6)

All Bill Titles

  • Short: Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Short: Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2007 as reported to house.
  • Short: Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2007 as passed house.
  • Official: To reauthorize the programs for housing assistance for Native Americans. as introduced.
  • Short: Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008 as passed senate.
  • Short: Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008 as enacted.

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Result: Passed - September 06, 2007

Roll call number 859 in the House

Question: On Passage: H R 2786 Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2007

 

Official Summary

9/6/2007--Passed House amended. Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2007 - (Sec.2) Reauthorizes appropriations for FY2008-FY2012 for making of block grants under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA)

Official Summary

9/6/2007--Passed House amended. Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2007 - (Sec.2) Reauthorizes appropriations for FY2008-FY2012 for making of block grants under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) on behalf of Indian tribes for carrying out affordable housing activities. Considers, for purposes of the procurement and supply of personal property and nonpersonal services for executive agencies, a tribe or tribally designated housing entity to be an executive agency when carrying out housing programs, services, functions, and activities under such tribe or entity and its employees to be eligible to have access to such supply sources as executive agency employees. Requires, with respect to any grant made under NAHASDA that is intended to benefit one tribe, the tribal employment or contract preference laws adopted by such tribe to govern the administration of the grant or grant portion. Prohibits funds authorized under this Act from being expended for the benefit of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma until it is in full compliance with the Treaty of 1866 and fully recognizes all Cherokee Freedmen and their descendants as citizens of the Cherokee Nation.
Requires a grant recipient's operating budget to include a description of grant amounts made available for the Indian tribe for the preceding fiscal year which have not been, or are not expected to be, obligated or expended before the beginning of the year.
Excludes from program income any income derived from a regular and customary developer's fee for a project assisted with a low-income housing tax credit that is initially funded with grant funds provided under NAHASDA, which fee is approved by the state housing credit agency. Permits the provision of housing or housing assistance provided through affordable housing activities assisted with grant amounts for:
(1) essential (under current law, essential non-Indian) families on Indian reservations and other Indian areas; and
(2) local law enforcement officers on Indian reservations or other Indian areas. Includes among affordable housing activities that are eligible for assistance:
(1) the operation and maintenance of affordable housing units; and
(2) the deposit of specified funds into reserve accounts established for tribes for the purpose of accumulating funds for affordable housing activities. Prohibits any rules and procedures regarding competitive procurement otherwise applicable to a recipient for a tribe or tribes from applying to the recipient in the procurement of goods and services under $5,000 with grant amounts under NAHASDA. Requires the provision of information to tribes or tribal designated housing entities regarding the criminal conviction records of adult applicants for employment with the tribe in positions relating to the tribe's activities under NAHASDA or its other housing-related activities or with the tribally designated housing entity for purposes of applicant screening.

(Sec. 3)

Establishes self-determined housing activities for the tribal communities program under which a qualifying tribe may use a portion of its grant amounts during FY2008-FY2012 for housing activities involving the construction, acquisition, or rehabilitation of housing to benefit the low-income community served by the tribe. Prohibits the use of funds for any infrastructure, commercial and economic development, and housing operating costs.
Requires the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, during 2011, to conduct and report on a review of such program's results to determine:
(1) the housing constructed, acquired, or rehabilitated under the program and the effects of such housing on costs to low-income families of affordable housing;
(2) the effectiveness of each recipient in achieving the results intended to be achieved, as set forth in the Indian housing plan for the Indian tribe; and
(3) the need for, and effectiveness of, extending the duration of the program and increasing the amount of grants that may be used under the program.

(Sec. 4)

Declares that NAHASDA does not prohibit or prevent any insular area or participating jurisdiction from providing amounts to Indian tribes or tribally designated housing entities for use in accordance with the HOME Investment Partnership Act.

(Sec. 5)

Requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study and report on the effectiveness of NAHASDA in meeting the needs for affordable housing for low-income Indian families, as compared to the programs for housing and community development assistance for Indian tribes and families and Indian housing authorities that were terminated under title V of such Act. Requires such study to compare such effectiveness for Indian tribes of various sizes and types, and specifically for smaller tribes.

(Sec. 6)

Requires the Secretary to carry out training and information activities that include conducting educational seminars with tribes and tribally designated housing entities on how to utilize the loan guarantee program. Extends through FY2012 the aggregate fiscal year limitation with regard to federal guarantees for financing tribal housing activities. Authorizes appropriations for FY2008-FY2012 for the:
(1) costs of making such guarantees;
(2) provision of training and technical assistance to Indian housing authorities and tribally designated housing entities; and
(3) block grants for affordable housing activities for Native Hawaiian families who are eligible to reside on the Hawaiian home lands.

(Sec. 9)

Authorizes the Secretary to guarantee and make commitments to guarantee the notes and obligations issued by Indian tribes or tribally designated housing entities with tribal approval for the purposes of financing activities carried out on Indian reservations and in other Indian areas that are eligible for financing under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. Requires no less than 70% of the aggregate of such funds to be used for the support of activities that benefit low-income Indian families. Requires the Secretary to:
(1) establish underwriting criteria for guarantees as may be necessary to ensure that the guarantee program is financially sound; and
(2) carry out training and information activities with respect to the program. Authorizes appropriations for such program for FY2008-FY2012. Sets forth limits on guarantees. Terminates the Secretary's authority to make new guarantees for notes and obligations on October 1, 2012.
Prohibits amounts made available under this Act from being used to employ unauthorized aliens.


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