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Statewide Native Homeownership Training and Summit

September 25 @ 8:00 am - September 28 @ 4:30 pm PDT

Offering a resource fair for private, public, and philanthropic organizations that are interested in strengthening economic mobility in Idaho's reservation communities. Tribal / non-Tribal resource partners, public agencies, financial educators, lenders, and anyone within the State of Idaho’s housing and homeownership ecosystem who cares about Idaho’s Tribes and native peoples who have resources to offer this initiative to strengthen economic mobility for Idaho’s Tribes should attend.

Monday, September 25, 2023: Statewide Native Homeownership Summit

8:00am: Breakfast & Registration
9:00am: MODULE 1 // Course Overview, Formal Welcome, Participant Introduction, Course Objectives & Common Courtesies
10:15am: Break
10:30am: MODULE 2 // Introduction: Setting the Stage
Visual Activity
11:30am: MODULE 3 //  Navigating Land Issues
12:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm: MODULE 3 // (con’t) Navigating Land Issues
2:00pm: MODULE 4 // Assessing Tribal Members’ Needs
2:30pm: Break
2:45pm: MODULE 5 // Partnering on Homeownership
3:45pm: Reflections on the Day
4:00pm: Feedback on the Training (group discussion)
5:00pm: Adjourn
6:30pm: Group Dinner (optional)

Tuesday, September 26, 2023: Statewide Native Homeownership Summit

8:00am: Breakfast
8:30am: Welcome Back, Reflections on Day #1
9:00am: MODULE 6 // Homebuyer Readiness
10:15am: Break
10:30am: MODULE 7 // Lending Processes to Optimize Homeownership
11:30am: MODULE 8 // Homeownership Development: Planning to Drive Change
12:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm: MODULE 8 // (con’t) Homeownership Development: Planning to Drive Change
1:30pm: MODULE 9 // Home Design and Construction: Making the Right Choices
2:45pm: Break
3:00pm: MODULE 10 // Making Homeownership Affordable
3:55pm: Wrap up
4:00pm: Feedback on the Training (group discussion)
5:00pm: Adjourn
6:30pm: Group Dinner (optional)

Wednesday, September 27, 2023: Statewide Native Homeownership Summit

8:00am: Breakfast
8:30am: Learning Community Cohort discussion
9:30am: MODULE 11 // How Tribal Leaders Can Support Homeownership
10:15am: Break
10:30am: MODULE 12 // Pulling it All Together: What Will it Take?
11:30am: Feedback on the Training (group discussion)
12:30pm Lunch: Where do we go from here?
1:30pm: Adjourn



Tonya Plummer, Director, Native American Housing Programs
Tonya is an enrolled tribal member of Assiniboine, Dakota, and Cree heritage. Before working in Indian housing and tribal economic development, her career in mortgage banking gave her engagement in all sides of the lending process including origination, processing, compliance, closing, secondary markets and ending as a HUD-DE underwriter. Upon stepping into Tribal work Tonya guided her tribe through adopting the HEARTH Act and was the founding executive for a Native CDFI, where she served as the Rocky Mountain Delegate for the Native CDFI Network National Policy Committee and became active in advocacy efforts for improved Tribal resources with multiple state and federal agencies. She also carried a leadership role in the establishment of the Montana Native Homeownership Coalition and serves on the Montana Board of Housing. Tonya is a bridge builder, linking Native and Tribal housing providers and partner organizations to bring capital, development and the restoration of thriving Tribal economies to Indian country.

Shalynn Kellogg, Director, Housing Partnership
Shalynn is the current Executive Director of the Housing Partnership of New Jersey, a Neighborworks Homeownership Center, and is the owner of Feather in the Wind Consulting (formerly Delta Consulting). Shalynn has been in the housing industry for over 22 years and served as the Tribal Housing Opportunities Program Manager at Shoshone- Bannock Tribes where she implemented their three phase housing counseling program and oversaw the housing opportunities program and was instrumental in bringing their Native CDFI to the Shoshone Bannock Tribes. Shalynn is a certified Native CDFI Practitioner and has her certification in Native Housing Project Development. Through her consulting she has assisted tribal homeownership programs in economic development initiatives, strategic planning and capacity building. Shalynn has vast knowledge in needs assessments and capacity building initiatives in Tribal and non-Tribal communities. She has presented as an Economic Development expert in Housing and CDFI initiatives including but not limited to Opportunity Finance Network, Credit Builders Alliance, and NAIHEC conferences and has taught multiple times for the Native Learning Center. She has served in many capacities as a housing expert across the State of Idaho, Washington D.C., New Jersey and is a certified trainer in the Enhancing and Implementing Homeownership Training.

Thursday, September 28, 2023: Statewide Native Homeownership Summit

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM: Opening Ceremony/Prayer by Host Tribe - Nez Perce
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM: Opening Keynote: The Importance of Building Economy through Tribal Housing
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM: Kahoot Group Trivia
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM: Unique Housing Challenges & Opportunities on Tribal Lands Panel
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM: A Recap of the Last 3 days: Enhancing & Implementing
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Break/Visit Resource Fair: Networking Bingo
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM: Keynote Speaker: TBA
12:50 PM - 1:00 PM: Bingo Winners Announced!
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Group Goal Setting
1:03 PM - 2:00 PM: Report outcomes on Group Goal Setting
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Collaboration is Key to Native Homeownership
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Open Resource Fair

This Summit will also offer a resource fair for private, public, and philanthropic organizations that are interested in strengthening economic mobility in Idaho's reservation communities.

Who Should Attend the Training and Summit? Tribal Leaders, Tribal Housing Departments, Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs), Tribal Housing Authorities (THAs), Native Practitioners, and their local partners such as Planning and other Departments, Economic Development Organizations, Native CDFIs, and LTROs.

This training is provided FREE of charge to all participants, however, each participant is responsible for their own travel arrangements/costs. We have reserved hotel room blocks at two locations. Once you are registered, you will need to call and book your hotel room for Sun - Thursday if attending the training and the Summit and Wednesday only if attending the One-Day Housing Summit. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on-site.

Room Reservations: Register to attend through Eventbrite and then call to reserve your room(s) today - discounted room blocks close Friday, August 25.

Training & Summit: Clearwater River Casino & Lodge, $89/night, Call 208-298-1400, CODE: Idaho Native Housing Summit | https://crcasino.com/lodging-hotel/ [crcasino.com]

Summit Only: Hells Canyon Grand Hotel, $139/night Call 208-799-1000, CODE: Idaho Native Housing Summit | https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/LH30V2 [choicehotels.com]

For more Information or Questions: Contact Jeremiah Powless, Program Officer, Enterprise Community Partners, [email protected]


September 25 @ 8:00 am PDT
September 28 @ 4:30 pm PDT
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Clearwater River Casino Event Center
17500 Nez Perce Road
Lewiston, ID 83501
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