May 23, 2017
CICD Roundtable - A Conversation about Building Economic Well-Being for Native Communities through Homeownership
Homeownership is a central tenet of the Center for Indian Country Development’s strategy to help Native Communities attain their economic development goals. As the largest single investment for most families, housing and homeownership are significant drivers of most economies. This Roundtable brings together a broad range of thought leaders, practitioners, and stakeholders to discuss:
- Homeownership’s role as an asset-building strategy and economic driver in Indian Country
- Synergies between tribal leaders, government agencies, and financial institutions, especially Native CDFIs, on policies, resources, and best practices
- Improvements to the structural barriers and funding gaps that limit homeownership opportunities among American Indians
September 13–15, 2016
Significant changes in the U.S. mortgage market post-recession are impacting mortgage lending in Indian Country. This is due to a market that is both unique and diverse, heightened awareness of lending risks, new regulations, and shifts in the secondary market. A new lending paradigm is emerging – one that highlights the importance of tribally owned banks, credit unions, and Native CDFIs as local conduits for lending and servicing in close partnership with federal programs and other private sector lenders.