The Cherokee Nation is seeking public comments regarding federal housing funding received by the tribe.

 The Cherokee Nation’s Native American Housing and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) Annual Performance Reports will be available for public viewing and comment on Monday, December 15, through Friday, December 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Cherokee Nation Housing Policy Office, located at the Cherokee Nation Complex south of Tahlequa.

The NAHASDA Act of 1996 is designed to provide Federal assistance for Indian tribes in a manner that recognizes the right of tribal self-governance. NAHASDA reorganizes the system of Federal housing assistance to Native Americans by eliminating several separate programs of assistance and replacing them with a single block grant program.

  The reports will be made available in other areas of the Cherokee Nation at the request of the public. Requests can be made by calling the Cherokee Nation at (800) 256-0671 ext. 5248 or contact Denise Honawa or Tracie Six by email at dhonawa@cherokee.org or tsix@cherokee.org. A link to the annual performance report will be available December 16 – 19 at www.cherokee.org.