Enterprise Launches Interactive Native Homeownership curriculum
Enhancing and Implementing Homeownership Programs in Native Communities is an interactive training curriculum designed as a companion guide to the 2018 Tribal Leaders Handbook on Homeownership. It will be accompanied by a cross country training series for Native practitioners assisting them with improving housing conditions on tribal land.

Upcoming trainings

Colorado Rural Rental Housing Preservation Academy
May 27th and May 28th
DHA Event Center
1035 Osage 
Denver, Colorado
The Colorado Rural Rental Housing Preservation Academy is designed to help rural housing providers acquire and/or preserve USDA Rural Development (RD), HUD, LIHTC, and other affordable rental housing in rural Colorado. The Academy is open to existing owner/operators interested in preserving affordability and rental assistance  in their properties, or anyone interested in preservation of affordability in rural communities throughout the state.

For questions, please contact Robin Wolff

Who We Are

Enterprise’s Rural and Native American Programs (RNAP) have sought to support safe, decent, and culturally appropriate housing on tribal lands and rural communities since 1997. We develop tools and resources for our partners delivering housing on the ground to build their capacity and amplify their impact. Well-designed quality affordable housing helps provide opportunities for low- and moderate-income households in rural and Native American communities, providing stability and a better life for residents.

What We Do

The Rural and Native American Program provides funding and training along with technical assistance to organizations to help create healthy, safe, green affordable housing and to increase opportunities for economic advancement for individuals and families in both rural and Native communities.

Our priorities consist of:

  • Preserving affordable rural rental housing through technical assistance and the delivery of trainings and peer learning sessions designed to help rural housing providers acquire and/or preserve rent restricted housing in their respective rural communities. 
  • Expanding access to homeownership opportunities for Native Americans, Alaskan Natives and native/Native Hawaiians by building the capacity of housing providers (including tribes, Tribal Housing Authorities, Tribally Designated Housing Entities and Native Community Development Financial Institutions) to enhance and implement homeownership programs.

New Data Creates Pathways to Homeownership for Native American Veterans!

Three South Dakota tribes completed a veterans housing needs and homeownership study, a first-of-its-kind, to help identify the housing and service issues most important to veterans on each reservation and develop tailored programs in order to address these collective concerns. The South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition (SNCC) commissioned the studies with funding support from Enterprise.

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CB21 Grantees

The Rural and Native American Initiative is excited to announce over $1.3 million in Section 4 funding to 27 organizations working in rural and Native American communities across the country. Grant support will fund activities like preservation of 515 properties, increasing Native homeownership, developing permanent supportive housing projects and supporting community and economic development and housing initiatives that leverage arts, culture and creativity to achieve social, economic, environmental, and health outcomes.

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Tribal Homeownership Summit

The Rural and Native American Program held the Tribal Homeownership Summit in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the University of New Mexico, School of Architecture. This important summit was designed to help Tribal Housing Authorities navigate the complex trust land leasing and lending process and support members through the process of buying a home. Presenters provided insight on master planning, design and community outreach, infrastructure strategies, homeownership training, program design, the role of Native CDFIs, mixed use development and innovative financing options.

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