Homeownership in Indian Country: Creating the Opportunity for Choice

Expanding affordable homeownership is a central component to sustainable economic and community development. Yet on many reservations, homeownership remains an unexplored option.

Tribal Leaders Handbook on Homeownership


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The Tribal Leaders Handbook on Homeownership provides a comprehensive guide to creating diverse housing choices for Native communities and to understanding the lending process in Indian Country, particularly on trust lands. We believe good information is the key to making informed decisions.

We are pleased to share this resource as a blueprint to transform the landscape of Indian housing and Native economies.

Why Native Homeownership?

  • Demand: Tribal members want to own their homes
  • Capacity: American Indian and Alaska Natives have increasing incomes and credit scores
  • Culture and Community: Making Native homelands a place to raise families
  • Resources: Moving to homeownership keeps rentals for neediest

Native Communities Meeting the Demand for Homeownership: The Confederate Salish and Kootenai Tribes