Home Ownership

The Homeownership Program is to provide housing services to low/moderate income Hopi Families that are fair and equitable in the selection of participants in the Homeownership Program and to permit each applicant the greatest opportunity for the exercise of individual rights, that are compliant with NAHASDA rules and regulations pertaining to Admission and Continued Occupancy. 

Home Rehabilitation Program

The HTHA will provide assistance to pay for approved rehabilitation expenses for individually owned homes under the HTHA’s homeownership programs. Eligible low-income families may receive a grant for the rehabilitation of their home. The HTHA shall determine the maximum dollar amount that may be spent on rehabilitation of eligible homes up to $70,000.00. The HTHA shall review and approve each rehabilitation grant application. Eligible low-income families must make their request for a rehabilitation grant on an application form developed by the HTHA. 

Tenant Based Rental Assistance

This program was created to supplement existing HTHA stock by providing rental assistance to eligible families through private landlords in the HTHA service areas, assistance includes veterans and students. This policy will conform to all current NAHASDA Rules and Regulations that pertain to admission and continued occupancy. 

Low Income / Tax Credit Rentals

Low-income housing tax credit is a dollar for dollar credit against the federal income tax liability of the owner (developer or investor) of a low-income housing development. Tax credits that are allocated to a development are claimed in equal amounts for a 15-year period. The rental property generating the credit must remain in compliance with the program guidelines and rent restriction requirements for a period of not less than 30 years from the first taxable year of the credit period.  

BIA-Home Improvement Program

The Housing Improvement Program (HIP) is a home repair, renovation, replacement and new housing grant program administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and federally-recognized Indian tribes for American Indians and Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals and families who have no immediate resource for standard housing.  While not an entitlement program, HIP was established under The Snyder Act of 1921 as one of several BIA programs authorized by Congress for the benefit of Indian people. 

HUD-VASH Program


VASH- Veterans Assistance Supportive Housing

Program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers (VAMCs) and community-based outreach clinics.

How Does HUD-VASH work?

Your application will be reviewed by a HUD-VASH clinician.  If accepted into the program, a case manager will contact you to schedule a time to meet and start the housing process.

Your case manager will assist you and your family in getting the information needed for referral to the Tribal Housing Authority.  You will need to meet with the case manager to do an assessment of your strengths and needs.

A treatment plan is then developed to meet your specific situation and needs. 

Case Management for HTHA is provided by :


Laura-lee Prescott, MSW

Hopi Tribal HUD VASH Social Worker

Cell: 928.277.6792

Fax: 928.226.7128

Veteran’s Crisis Helpline: 800.273.8255

Resident Services

Better yet, see us in person!

Elfina Kalemsa      Program Manager

Pauline Secakuku     Resident Service Specialist

Maxine Namoki     Resident Service Specialist

Hopi Tribal Housing Authority

PO BOX 906 Polacca, Arizona 86042