The NEC Housing Program receives funding each year from the Indian Housing Block Grant, administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to provide financial assistance with weatherization projects and rent to low-income eligible tribal members who reside in the vicinity of Nome. Although funding varies each year, services we offer include:
ENERGY EFFICIENCY SERVICES
The energy efficiency program provides up to $100,000 of financial assistance to low-income tribal homeowners to winterize their homes and make them more energy efficient. Due to the high costs of construction in Nome, we are only able to assist with minor projects such as replacement doors and windows, appliance upgrades for improved energy efficiency, and weatherization services such as insulation and heating system upgrades.
Energy Efficiency Assistance Application
The rental assistance program is meant to provide financial assistance to low-income elders 62 and older, members with disabilities, or caregivers of members with certified disabilities who may be paying more than 30 percent of their annual income on rent. Qualified applicants will receive a rent subsidy, paid directly to their landlord, that will keep their out-of-pocket housing costs at 30 percent of their annual income. Eligible applicants may choose the apartment they want or stay in the apartment they already have, but the landlord must agree to participate in the program.
EMERGENCY HOMEOWNERS ASSISTANCE FUND
This fund will provide temporary emergency financial assistance to qualified applicants no matter where your primary residential home is located. The following services are available for homeowners for up to 3 months each; mortgage, utilities, heating fuel, and gas.
Emergency Homeowners Assistance Fund Application
If you are interested in applying or have questions about our programs, call us at (907) 443-2246 anytime.