About SCinIC »
The Sustainable Construction in Indian Country initiative was a congressionally mandated effort of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), in partnership with HUD’s Office of Native American Programs (ONAP). The initiative promoted and supported sustainable construction practices in Native communities, helping tribes provide their members with healthier, more comfortable, and more resource-efficient homes.
This initiative was comprised of several interrelated activities. HUD, other federal agencies, and key stakeholders worked to identify and overcome barriers to the adoption of sustainable construction practices in Indian Country. Participating tribes also received technical assistance to support their adoption of sustainable construction practices in residential construction or rehabilitation projects, and HUD provided training on sustainable construction practices.