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HUD summit aims to boost Native American home ownership

Attendees to share new approaches to affordable housing

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The Department of Housing and Urban and Development today announced it will host a National Indian Housing Summit and Trade Show in Reno, Nev., next month that highlights the best practices to create more affordable housing on and off reservations and to gather new approaches to help more Native Americans become homeowners. The conference, "Sharing Solutions and Innovative Approaches," will feature tribal councils, tribal members, housing authorities and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (representing tribes), as well as mortgage lenders, housing developers, federal agencies and Indian organizations. The event will be held on Sept. 19-22 at John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel. "This national gathering will build upon the six regional conferences the Department held last year," said Rodger Boyd, deputy assistant secretary for HUD's Office of Native American Programs (ONAP). "Our goal is to bring everyone to the table to illustrate that home ownership is a good economic engine that helps ...