In the 1970s, Congress began taking time to commemorate American Indian and Native Alaskans, including proclamations from U.S. Presidents. President George H. W. Bush signed a law in 1990 that officially recognized November as
Native American Heritage Month.
Native American Heritage Month offers an opportunity to honor the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of America’s Indigenous People. It is also a great time to highlight programs that support homeownership for Native Americans.
The Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program is a loan specifically for Native Americans, Tribes, Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs), and Indian Housing Authorities on Indian land. It offers favorable loan terms and flexible underwriting guidelines.
C.A.R.’s Housing Affordability Fund’s Closing Cost Grant Program is a first-time buyer program that was created for members of underserved communities, including Native Americans.
You can learn more about Native American Heritage Month here.