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AMIHA Office Update – January 5, 2021

Happy New Year! With consideration for the safety of the public and our staff, the AMIHA office continues to be closed to the general public until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Staff will continue to work remotely to provide full services by phone, email, and USPS mail.

Announcement of Dave Shaffer, Executive Director Retirement

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Dave Shaffer will be retiring as the Executive Director of the All Mission Indian Housing Authority (AMIHA) effective December 31, 2020.

Dave began his relationship with AMIHA back in 1998 as a consultant. He then became Acting Executive Director in 2007, and in 2010 was hired as our full-time Executive Director.  It was Dave’s innovative thinking that encouraged the Santa Ynez Tribe to donate their Indian Housing Block Grant funds back to AMIHA to be used for housing on our other reservations with qualified Low-Income Families. With the success of this program, he approached the Morongo tribe and encouraged them to return to AMIHA to donate their funds as well. He has continued to advocate on behalf of AMIHA and to date has added five additional tribes to the AMIHA consortium, Agua Caliente, Cabazon, Jamul, Pechanga, and Twenty Nine Palms, for the sole purpose of donating their Indian Housing Block Grant funds to AMIHA to be used to build homes on our other reservations for low income-qualified families. With the additional funds that have been donated to AMIHA from these 7 tribes, over the last 10 years, AMIHA has been able to build 82 new homes with an additional 64 new homes currently in the planning or construction phase.

Through Dave’s leadership, AMIHA has become one of the most successful Tribally Designated Housing  Entities (TDHE) in the nation and has been awarded more Indian Community Development Block Grants and Indian Housing Block Grants than any other TDHE.  His thoughtful style of leadership has also helped our organization become more of a big, happy family than anything else. He is famous for his slogan “Go Forth & Prosper” it has been the motivating factor for all staff to do their best to serve the tribal communities.

Although we are saddened to see him go, we wish Dave and his family all the best as he transitions into his new role as full-time husband, father, grandpa, and tinkerer. Dave will be greatly missed, and we hope he enjoys a happy, healthy, well-deserved, vacation.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not have the opportunity to hold a retirement party for him.  However, we encourage everyone to reach out to Dave by email or phone.

Message from the Executive Director

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the AMIHA office is temporarily closed to all outside visitors. AMIHA will be suspending all internal and external meetings. AMIHA will conduct as much business as possible by telephone and other electronic means. AMIHA will continue to respond as needed to emergency situations. Closing our offices does not mean AMIHA is closed. We remain committed to our mission and the individuals and families we serve.

Dave Shaffer, Executive Director

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L.116-136)

On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L.116-136), which provides additional funding to tribally designated housing entities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the national impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The CARES Act included $200 million for the Indian Housing Block Grant program. 

The $200 million in funding was allocated based on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 tribal allocations. Each Tribe will receive 30.5% of their FY 2020 IHBG formula allocation. 

The CARES Act requires recipients to use IHBG funds provided under the CARES Act to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19, including maintaining normal operations and fund eligible affordable housing activities under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 during the period the program is impacted by COVID-19.

AMIHA is awaiting notification and direction from HUD regarding accessing and eligible uses. In the meantime, tribes should notify AMIHA of any housing related needs that the current public health crisis is affecting.

All Mission Indian Housing Authority

AMIHA currently serves as the Tribally Designated Housing Entity (TDHE) fourteen (14) Southern California Indian Tribes. Our consortium includes Agua Caliente, Cabazon, Cahuilla, Jamul, La Jolla, Morongo, Pauma, Pechanga, Santa Rosa, Santa Ynez, Soboba, Torres-Martinez, Twenty-Nine Palms, and Viejas. AMIHA provides differing types of services to these tribes based on their housing needs and direction from tribal leaderships. AMIHA was founded in 1970 with the purpose of providing affordable, low income housing to the Tribal Members. AMIHA serves 14 reservations in 3 counties. With over 48 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 1,000 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 14 in the upcoming 2017 construction season. Additionally, AMIHA has administered contracts that involved the comprehensive rehabilitation of over 100 existing units during the same time frame. AMIHA currently has approximately 144 units in management.

AMIHA continues to administer the old Mutual Help program for approximately 68 participants and deed over 6 to 7 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.

Mission Statement

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.

Made in AmericaThe All Mission Indian Housing Authority is committed to the use of domestically produced items used in its procurement and contracting operations. Bidders and Offerers are encouraged to make the maximum feasible efforts to use products “Made in America”, when possible, in preparing their responses to AMIHA solicitation requests.