Native Home Capital (NHC) is a certified Native Community Development Financial Institution (Native CDFI). We are a private, non-profit corporation helping to meet the housing development financing needs of American Indian communities primarily but not exclusively in Arizona.
NHC provides technical assistance and financial capital in the form of loans to tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) and Indian-oriented private developers. The assistance is rendered for the purpose of increasing the supply of housing and community facilities available to Indian people.
Why is Native Home Capital doing what it does?
NHC envisions the day that Indian communities have equal access to private sector funds for housing and community development. There are many barriers and reasons why banks are reluctant to lend to families living on Indian reservations - everyday we work with tribes and other allies to overcome those barriers!
How does it work?
NHC works with TDHEs and private developers to make their projects ready for financing. NHC will provide capital to trigger the participation of other sources of capital (e.g., construction financing, bridge loans, pre-development loans). An advisory committee of tribal professionals and other allies help shape the kinds of products and terms of its lending.
Who has it done this for?
In its short operating history it has provided loans or technical assistance to Native American Connections, the Native American Community Health Center and the Yavapai Apache Nation, Navajo Nation, Hualapai Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, Fort Mojave Tribe and others. We have deployed approximately $3MM to support almost 200 units of single- and multi-housing units on and off of tribal lands serving Indian populations.
What makes NHC different?
NHC is intended to be a permanent part of the capital markets serving tribes. It does not make grants but carefully evaluates the risks associated with a housing development and invests the time to make the development a financial success. It is not restricted by “low income” guidelines but is able to serve all Indian people who may need homes.
Why do business with NHC?
NHC has the experience to make a tribal housing development project work for all parties. Borrowing from NHC means capital exchanges and fees stay inside the Native American Community.
What products does NHC offer?
NHC offers loan products that are shaped by the needs of our client base. The standard loan products noted below are subject to change and we welcome a dialogue with tribal and other housing as well as lending industry professionals to ensure our community lending model matches the reality of the marketplace.
• Expedient Loans = up to $50,000:18 Months
• Development Financing (Infrastructure, community facilities, single & multi-family)
• Type 1 = up to $250,000: 24 Months (e.g., pre-development)
• Type 2 = up to $1 million: 60 Months (e.g., gap financing)
• Mortgage Packages = up to $1 million for 60 Months (e.g., DP/CC Assistance)