US DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY
Homeowners Assistance Fund
PARTNERING WITH TRIBES
AMBLER, KOBUK & SHUNGNAK – NOORVIK, KIANA, AND SELAWIK – DEERING
The purpose of the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) is to prevent mortgage delinquencies and defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities or home energy services, and displacement of homeowners experiencing financial hardship after January 21, 2020. Funds from the HAF may be used for assistance with mortgage payments, homeowner’s insurance, utility payments, and other specified purposes. The law prioritizes funds for homeowners who have experienced the greatest hardships, leveraging local and national income indicators to maximize the impact.
The American Rescue Plan Act provides funds to NIHA for assisting homeowners with home improvement projects. Only those communities who partnered with NIHA will be eligible for this project. Applicants who qualify may download the application, please submit all documents as required in the application, any documents missing, the application will fully be returned to applicant for completion of the application. Please do not send any original documents such as birth certificates, social security cards, tribal membership cards or identification cards, you may submit copies of them.
If you reside in Kotzebue, Noatak, Kivalina or Buckland please contact your local Tribal office.
Community visits will be announced this Fall.