Summary: S.1895 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/28/2017)

Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2017

This bill provides federal housing assistance to Indians, including Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, including by:

  • amending the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) to reauthorize through FY2022 and revise the Indian Housing Block Grant and the Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant;
  • amending the United States Housing Act of 1937 to authorize the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to implement a supportive housing and rental assistance program for the benefit of Native Americans;
  • amending the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 to authorize HUD through FY2022 to guarantee housing loans for Native Americans and Native Hawaiians;
  • extending from 50 years to 99 years the limit on the lease of Native American trust or restricted lands for housing purposes; and
  • establishing a demonstration program that requires a participating Native American tribe, with an investor partner, to develop and implement a HUD-approved plan to address the tribe's housing needs.