AMIHA Office Update 

The AMIHA office is now open by appointment only, Monday-Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. Visitors will be required to wear a mask, and if you are feeling sick please reschedule your appointment. Thank you.

AMIHA will be closed in observance of  Indian Day on
September 23, 2022

Rental and Utility Assistance Opportunities for Tribal Members

Attention- Last day to submit a completed application is Septemer 15, 2022, please contact the AMIHA office to apply.

Treasury Department-Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA) This program is available to Tribal Members living in Rental housing (on or off-reservation) that are at 80% Area Median Income or below. Funding is available to assist with rent and/or utilities for up to 12 months or until all funds have been spent.

Emergency Rental Assistance is to keep families in their homes by providing financial assistance for the payment of rent, rental arrears, utilities, and home energy costs, utilities and home energy cost arrears, and other costs related to housing, housing stability services.

AMIHA shall prioritize processing of applications of an eligible household in the following order:

  1. Households with income that does not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the area median income.
  2. Household with one or more individuals within the household are unemployed as of the date of the application for assistance and have not been employed for the 90 day period preceding such date. 
  3. All other completed applications. 

The Emergency Rental Assistance application and requirements are available, please click on Link/Forms tab.  Applications may be mailed or emailed to the AMIHA office. 

Susan Subish, Grants Management Specialist has been hired to roll out this program.  If you have any questions, please email Susan at ssubish@amiha.org. Thank you. 

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.