January 24-26, 2023

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Angel of the Winds Casino Resort
3438 Stoluckquamish Ln
Arlington, WA 98223

See Directions to the Hotel below.

The group rate for the hotel is $139. For reservations call (360) 474-9740 and reference NWIHA Winter Meeting, or provide the Group Code 3452.  Deadline for Group Rate is January 9, 2023.


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Northwest Indian Housing Association

NWIHA Winter Meeting

Meeting Information:

The NWIHA Winter Meeting will be held at the Angel of the Winds Resort in Arlington, WA.  The following are the registration options:

  • Onsite Attendance:  includes all meetings, presentations, and training; also includes Full Breakfast each morning and Banquet Dinner.
  • Virtual Attendance:  includes all meetings (except members closed session) and  presentations.
  • Exhibitor Registration:  includes table for materials; you may also attend any of the meetings (except the members' closed session) and presentations; also includes Full Breakfast each morning and Banquet Dinner.
  • Exhibitor 2nd Person:  includes same as Exhibitor (maximum one person).
  • Banquet Guest:  includes attendance at the Banquet Dinner only.
  • Crafts Vendor Table (limit 2):  NWIHA-member tribes; includes skirted table.

In addition to our regular Business Meeting topics (approval of Minutes and Financial Reports, and reports from ATNI, NAIHC, NWIHA Legislative Committee and AMERIND) we will also have several excellent and informative presentations.

  • Training: Drugs and Housing - Technical and Legal Considerations.  Mark Shepard, Co-Founder and President of Apple Environmental, and Ed Goodman, attorney for Hobbs, Straus, Dean, and Walker, LLP, will be presenting both the technical aspects (meth labs vs. user sites, dangers of meth exposure and usage, warning signs of meth usage and cooking, site safety, decontamination methods, the unique dangers of Fentanyl, testing of properties and what is considered safe) and legal aspects (environmental hazards, public safety and property damage, liability and eviction issues), of the drug problems we are all facing in our housing programs.
  • Training: IHBG Formula.  Mindi D'Angelo (Senior Vice-President of FirstPic) and Odalis Vicencio (Formula Customer Service Center) will provide an overview of the IHBG Formula.  Training topics will include basics of the formula components as well as when and how to report changes.   The training will have a heavy focus on Formula Current Assisted Stock (FCAS) units.  Discussions will be held on how and when to report units that are conveyance eligible, vacant, or converted as well as what to do if project counts do not match.  Other topics include the difference between tribal enrollment and Needs data, and formula area.
  • Presentation:  184 Program Consultation.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is publishing a proposed rule on the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee (Section 184) program. Since these proposed regulations have substantial direct effect on Federally recognized Tribal governments, Deana O'Hara, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary, will be leading a consultation at our Winter Meeting to provide a brief overview of the proposed rule, its impact on Tribes and Tribal borrowers, and to listen to comments on the proposed rule from attendees. 
  • Presentations:  We are in the process of finalizing several other excellent presentations that we're sure will be of interest to our members.  More information will be coming very soon.
  • Banquet: Former NWIHA Director and auctioneer Joe Diehl will be on hand to conduct our Annual Youth Scholarship Auction. This is also an opportunity to meet with our Associate Members.
  • Agenda:  click HERE to see the full Agenda.

Note to NWIHA Voting Members: So that we can be assured of having a quorum, please join the meeting for Roll Call at 8:30 AM on Tuesday. 

BOWLING!  With 16 lanes, a spacious seating area, and the latest and greatest technology, Strikerz Bowling is a premier center at the Angel Of The Winds Casino Resort that gives guests a bowling Eperience like never before!  Included in your registration is a FREE bowling game Monday night.