In 1997 the North Fork Rancheria Indian Housing Authority (NFRIHA) was created to provide housing for tribal citizens and received the first in a series of annual tribal housing grants from the Department of Urban Housing and Development (HUD).
In 2000 the Tribe purchased 61.5 acres of land in the town of North Fork for the development of tribal housing and a tribal community center. In 2004, the first phase of development began, including the construction of a tribal community center and appoximately 15 single-family homes for qualifying tribal citizens.
The NFRIHA receives funding to assist Tribal citizens in establishing and maintaining a comfortable standard of living through various programs of housing assistance. Programs available are as follows (details about these programs can be found in the attached NFRIHA Programs document on this page):
*Soft Second Loans for Purchase or Construction of a New Home
* Housing Improvement Program from the BIA
* Home Ownership Education Counseling.
NFRIHA is committed to helping Tribal citizens acquire and maintain a comfortable standard of living through home ownership. NFRIHA is engaged in new home construction and renovation, and in educating Tribal citizens about financing, purchasing, and maintaining their homes.
A home is the foundation of a family and home ownership education counseling is a valuable tool that can make home ownership a reality. NFRIHA is here to help so Tribal citizens should feel free to call or stop by the housing office to discuss the options that are best for your situation. Please call the Assistant Indian Housing Director Jed Davis at (559) 877-7360 for an appointment.