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  1. Apsaalooke Warrior Apartments Crow Agency, MT

  2. Shawn Backbone Vice-Secretary Crow Nation Executive Branch Honoring our Warriors National American Indian Housing Council Legal Symposium 2013

  3. Karl LittleOwl Executive Director ApsaalookeHousing Authority The Development Process National American Indian Housing Council Legal Symposium 2013

  4. Owner/Sponsor– Apsaalooke Nation Housing Authority • Developer - Apsaalooke Nation Housing Authority • Development Consultant- BlueLine Development, Inc • Supportive Housing Consultant- LeBeau Development, LLC Apsaalooke Warrior Apartments National American Indian Housing Council Legal Symposium 2013

  5. 15 one bedroom/one bathroom units • Units will house homeless veterans • Supportive services will be provided with on-site offices for Veteran’s Affairs, Health and Human Services and the Housing Authority • Project will be part of an 80 acre Veteran’s Complex located in Crow Agency, MT Apsaalooke Warrior Apartments National American Indian Housing Council Legal Symposium 2013

  6. $259,000 in Low Income Housing Tax Credits • $700,000 in AHP funding from FHLB of Seattle/First Interstate Bank • $1,500,000 Construction loan from First Interstate Bank • $50,000 Pre-development grant from Enterprise • Access road and parking lot paving contributed by Crow Tribe • Approx. 2 acre site donated by Crow Tribe • $16,000 Deferred Developer’s Fee Development Funding National American Indian Housing Council Legal Symposium 2013

  7. $110,000 of Crow Tribe’s annual NAHASDA allocation (as needed) • Supportive Services funded from providing agencies current budget • Additional NAHASDA available to fill operational deficits (up to $300,000 Operations Funding National American Indian Housing Council Legal Symposium 2013

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  11. Paul Little Light, Director Crow Veterans Affairs Todd J. Wilson Executive Director Crow Tribal Health & Human Services Supportive Services National American Indian Housing Council Legal Symposium 2013

  12. There are approximately 1088 veterans in Bighorn county • Of those veterans in Bighorn county there are approximately 300 Crow Tribal enrolled members that are veterans. (since than it has risen to 420) Crow Tribal enrolled members that are veterans. 45 of those are women • Of those 300, there are approximately 31 homeless Crow veterans Why Veteran’s Housing National American Indian Housing Council Legal Symposium 2013

  13. Native Americans are the largest and most disproportionally represented minority group amongst the homeless community.  Despite representing only 4% of the population in Billings, Native Americans are an alarming 27% of the total homeless population. • Among the homeless population, 13% (or 45 individuals) have served on active duty in the US Armed Forces. Why Veteran’s Housing National American Indian Housing Council Legal Symposium 2013

  14. Veterans are disproportionally represented in the Billings homeless population.  Veteran’s make up only 9% of the overall Billings’ population, but comprise of 13% of homeless population • Within a 75 mile radius of Crow agency there are 16,420 veterans Why Veteran’s Housing National American Indian Housing Council Legal Symposium 2013

  15. Case Management • Tribal Veteran Rep(TVR)-Counsel and advised veterans seeking VA benefits and services.Assisting with accessing veterans benefits • Benefits-Education/Home Loans/Burial/Survivor Benefits/Compensation/Pension/Health ect… • Computer Lab-Assisting with accessing veterans benefits. Options would MyhealthVet/Ebenefits/Va.gov. • Coordinate services with Health and Human Services Supportive Services National American Indian Housing Council Legal Symposium 2013

  16. Tribal Outreach Worker (TOW)-Coordinates and recruits Veterans to receive medications and counseling for symptoms related to PTSD or other mental health conditions. The TOW is a VA employee and services are done via Telehealth • Telehealth- Need an MOU with the VA and CVA or AHAP. ( Working out the nuts and bolts) National American Indian Housing Council Legal Symposium 2013

  17. VISTA-Volunteer in Service to America • Fund Developer-Secure Funding for AWA/CVA to increases services • Service Developer-Develop new Services for veterans and Coordinate with existing services • Secure services that promote Housing retention. National American Indian Housing Council Legal Symposium 2013

  18. Property management • Asset management • LIHTC compliance • Housing retention Operations National American Indian Housing Council Legal Symposium 2013

  19. Zoe LeBeau, President LeBeau Development LLC What Worked National American Indian Housing Council Legal Symposium 2013

  20. Tribal Leadership was committed to the process, made it a priority was flexible and responded quickly • Each department played their role, no complaints • Tribe was willing to move fast to respond to opportunities • Looked at this as an opportunity to leverage not a burden on existing resources • Ability to work through crisis, trust in the team • Left egos at the door, politics stayed out What Worked National American Indian Housing Council Legal Symposium 2013

  21. Network Network Congressman VA SSVF VA Healthcare I.H.S. Other Tribal Veteran Reps. Disabled Veterans Outreach Program City of Billings Community Development Networking within the Tribal Government United Way National American Indian Housing Council Legal Symposium 2013