HUD initiates new project aimed at increasing sustainable construction in native lands«

September 22, 2011

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), in partnership with the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP), has just launched a new effort to support and increase sustainable construction in Native communities. By building sustainable housing, tribes can provide their members with healthier, more comfortable, and more resource-efficient homes.

This initiative includes several activities. HUD is working with other Federal Agencies and key stakeholders to identify and overcome barriers to the adoption of sustainable construction practices in Indian Country. HUD will be issuing a call seeking tribes interested in this effort. Participating tribes will receive technical assistance to support their adoption of sustainable construction practices in residential construction or rehabilitation projects. HUD will be providing training on sustainable construction practices.

Check back at this site for more information about technical assistance opportunities, project updates, reports, and best practice case studies. Click here to contact us with your questions or comments. Join us in this exciting initiative to support sustainable construction in Native communities.