The National Native Homeownership Coalition's (NNHC) working groups have created and are carrying out large-scale work plans to address the most difficult issues preventing more widespread homeownership in Native communities. These groups are very active, meeting regularly via conference calls, engaging the key players and policy makers, and bringing more awareness to how important homeownership is in Native communities—culturally and as a driver for business and job creation, as well as educational opportunities.
The Working Groups
Find legal and systems-based solutions to expedite lending, leasing and title processing, and loan underwriting, thereby improving opportunities for homeownership on trust lands.
Enhance capacity of tribes and Native borrowers to access, use, and build financial assets through culturally relevant materials and improve opportunities for homeownership on trust lands.
Capital and Secondary Markets
Examine national capital sources for mortgage lending and secondary markets for native mortgage loans to improve opportunities for homeownership on trust lands.
Tribal Leadership Support
Promote the education and facilitation of best practices of homeownership, such as enacting tribal mortgage codes, establishing tribal leasing programs, and creating a resource guide or "how-to" kit for tribes.
Data and Research
Assess mortgage lending trends in Indian Country and develop an evidence-based case for homeownership as an economic development strategy.