Nine Native entities from across California are participating in our inaugural Tribal Housing Accelerator Academy. Funded by U.S. Bank, the academy is a new training series on practitioner-driven housing development fundamentals, peer-to-peer support, and technical assistance. 

We are working alongside Tribal organizations to ensure that critical housing resources are maximized and that Tribal communities have equitable access to safe, decent, affordable, and culturally relevant housing.

Over six months, the academy cohort will participate in five virtual and two in-person trainings where they cover a range of housing development topics, including California housing resources, strategies for building capacity, leveraging state and federal resources, compliance and property management for the long term.

California Map of Participating Tribes Location in Housing Accelerator Academy

Academy participants are:

  • Big Pine Paiute Tribe
  • Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians
  • Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria
  • Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians
  • Mono Lake Kootzaduka’a Tribe
  • Pit River Tribal Housing Board
  • Tule River Indian Housing Authority
  • Tuolumne Economic Development Authority
  • Wukchumni Tribe

In addition to the training, the academy members receive:

  • A grant to cover staff time for participation and travel to in-person sessions
  • Up to 20 hours of direct technical assistance, with additional support available on an as-needed basis

U.S. Bank is committed to powering human potential and taking action to help close wealth gaps. This is done through the U.S. Bank's Community Possible platform, which includes philanthropy, community investments, and team member volunteerism.