H.R. 5195 would amend the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 and authorize appropriation of specified amounts through fiscal year 2026 for the Indian Housing Block Grant and Native Hawaiian Block Grant programs. In addition, the bill would:
Authorize the use of future appropriations to renew grants for assistance to homeless veterans under the Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) program, which is jointly administered by the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA);
Establish the Office of Native American Programs within HUD to coordinate housing assistance and community development programs for tribal entities and to manage the department’s regional offices that administer Indian programs;
Authorize appropriations through fiscal year 2026 for loan guarantees for Indian housing and Native Hawaiian housing; and
Allow Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities to be eligible for housing counseling grants.