Title VI Federal Guarantees for Financing Tribal Housing Activities
To assist an Indian tribe or Tribally Designated Housing Entity (TDHE) to obtain financing for affordable housing activities under Title II of NAHASDA where an obligation cannot be completed without such guarantee.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Public and Indian Housing
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2014: The Department guaranteed 5 loans. Fiscal Year 2015: The Department anticipates to guarantee 5 loans. Fiscal Year 2016: The Department anticipates to guarantee 5 loans.
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act (NAHASDA) of 2008, Public Law 110-411.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
The applicant must be a Federally recognized Indian tribe or TDHE that is either a beneficiary or recipient of Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) funds.
Indian tribes and their members are the beneficiaries. A TDHE acts on behalf of a tribe, as authorized by Tribal and TDHE resolutions.
The applicant must provide the lender the documentation detailed in the "Title VI Application Process," including the certifications required under 24 CFR Section 1000.424(d) that the applicant possesses the legal authority to pledge, and if approved, the applicant will make the pledge of IHBG funds required by section 602(a)(2) of NAHASDA. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Eligible lenders are detailed in the statute. The lender assembles the Title VI application package and submits it to HUD. HUD will review the application for compliance with Title VI of NAHASDA and the implementing regulations.
HUD issues a Letter of Firm Commitment to the lender when HUD approves the Title VI application and the mortgage meets the Title VI Program underwriting criteria. The lender then closes the loan and submits the closing package to HUD for review. Following a successful review, HUD issues a Certificate of Loan Guarantee to the lender.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 15 to 30 days. The Title VI regulation at 24 CFR 1000.430(a) states that HUD will make every effort to approve an application within 30 days of the receipt of a completed application, and if HUD is unable to do so, will notify the lender (the applicant via the lender) within the 30 day time frame of the need for additional time to process the application and/or if additional information is required.
From 15 to 30 days. HUD will notify the lender in writing that the application has been reduced or disapproved and the specific reasons for the reduction or the disapproval. The lender may submit additional documentation to reverse the HUD decision.
How are proposals selected?
Title VI and Section 202 of NAHASDA; criteria is detailed in the "The Title VI Application Process" available from HUD's National Program Office, Office of Loan Guarantee, and on the Title VI web site (http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/ih/homeownership/titlevi/).
How may assistance be used?
Limited to the eligible affordable housing activities listed in Section 202 of the NAHASDA to include Indian Housing Assistance, Development, Housing Services, Housing Management Services, Crime Prevention and Safety Activities, and Model Activities approved by the Secretary.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
The lender will provide HUD a quarterly report on the guaranteed loan, including the status of the guaranteed loan, the current principal balance, and the amount collected during the quarter just ended. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Participating lenders and closed loan files are reviewed to assure compliance with the program's requirements.
Copies of loan files are maintained by HUD. The originating lender must maintain a copy of the loan file for 2 years after loan is guaranteed. The servicing lender must maintain a loan file for the line of the loan plus 3 years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 5.%. Borrowers may be required to pledge security in addition to IHBG funds to secure the remaining 5 percent of the loan balance that is not secured by the 95 percent federal loan guarantee.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The term of the loan may exceed 20 years, as approved by HUD. The lender and applicant shall determine the terms of the repayment for each project, subject to HUD's approval. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: This is a loan guarantee program. Therefore assistance is given in the form of a guarantee. No funds are awarded or released unless there is a default on a guaranteed loan.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. (see Headquarters Office below).
Thomas C. Wright, 451 7th Street, S.W., Room 5156, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Thomas.C.Wright@hud.gov
Phone: (202) 402-4978.
(Guaranteed/Insured Loans) FY 14 $11,900,000; FY 15 est $16,500,000; and FY 16 est $17,500,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
A borrower's guaranteed obligations may not exceed an amount equal to the borrower's IHBG, less the amount needed to operate and maintain current assisted stock (CAS), times five (IHBG - CAS X 5 = maximum guaranteed amount).
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
24 CFR Part 1000, subpart E; "The Title VI Application Process" and promotional literature are available from HUD's National Program Office of Native American Programs, Office of Loan Guarantee; and the Title VI web page (see the address below).
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available