AMIHA was founded in
1970 with the purpose of providing affordable, low income housing to the Tribal Members. AMIHA serves 10 reservations in 3 counties. With over 45 years of experience working with multiple Indian Tribes and construction and rehabilitation of low-income housing, AMIHA is one of only three Indian Housing Authorities in the State of California that represents multiple Tribes. To date, AMIHA has built more than 950 housing units in San Diego, Riverside, and Santa Barbara counties.
AMIHA’s core mission continues to be the development and management of low income housing programs for eligible program participants. Since 2008, AMIHA has built 88 units and will construct 9 in the upcoming 2016 construction season. Additionally, AMIHA has administered contracts that involved the comprehensive rehabilitation of 50 older Mutual Help units during the same timeframe. AMIHA currently has approximately 147 units in management.
AMIHA continues to administer the old Mutual Help program for approximately 78 participants and deed over 10-12 units per year and administers the home owner insurance and claims processes for our participants. AMIHA also continues to manage the AMERIND home owner’s insurance program for Mutual Help and NAHASDA homeowners.
“To provide safe, affordable, and decent housing for Indian people residing on the reservations that incorporates traditional concepts and values. To seek out and effectively administer innovative programs to maintain the existing housing stock and to create new housing opportunities for the residents we serve.”
Message from the Executive Director, Dave Shaffer
On September 14, 2016 HUD announced the grant awards of the Indian Community Development Block grant program of $56.5 million to 77 Native American communities throughout the country to improve housing conditions and stimulate community development for residents, including the funding construction projects.
I am very pleased to announce that the All Mission Indian Housing Authority accomplished something that has never been done in the history of the ICDBG program. AMIHA was successful on four grant applications, totaling $2.420 million, with all four applications receiving a perfect score. AMIHA accounted for 60% of the perfect scores awarded in the country.
These grants will be used to construct 11 new homeownership opportunities at Torres-Martinez (5), Santa Rosa (3), and the Viejas (3) reservations and major water infrastructure improvements at the La Jolla Reservation.
Planning, design, approvals and procurement on these projects will be accomplished over the next several months with construction beginning in early spring, 2017.