Event Details

11th Annual Native American Housing Conference

June 6-7, 2023

Pechanga Resort Casino – Temecula, CA

Event Details

The 11th Annual Native American Housing Conference will be held on June 6-7, 2023 at Pechanga Resort Casino – Temecula, CA.

Through a series of panels and roundtable discussions, attendees will hear from top experts in the housing field on the state of housing in Native America and explore programs aimed at helping you serve your entire community. Best practices on how to move developments forward and secure funding for affordable housing will be shared, and you’ll benefit from networking with tribal leaders and housing directors representing over 100 tribes throughout the country. Discover innovative ideas from housing professionals who share the common goal of bringing affordable housing to Indian Country.

Four Conferences for the Price of One!
This event is being held in conjunction with our:

When you register for one, you will have access to all four conferences!

Who Should Attend:

  • Tribal Leaders
  • Council Members
  • Housing Authority Directors and Managers
  • Auditors
  • Accountants/CPAs
  • Attorneys
  • Project Management Professionals
  • Construction Professionals
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Finance/Mortgage Professionals
  • Federal/State/Municipal Government Agencies
  • Architects
  • Housing Research Centers
  • Health Departments


At Native Nation Events, we pride ourselves on offering best-in-class networking events in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. No need for suits and ties; business casual is the preferred dress code for our conferences. 

Thank you to our exclusive Housing Conference Corporate Partner, Travois, for your dedication and passion for enhancing the Native American community.

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Register Now To Attend

For Elected Tribal Council or Tribal Government/Enterprise Representatives

Tribal Super Early Bird


Expires 04/15

Tribal Early Bird


Tribal Standard Rate


Group Rate (4 or more paid from same Tribe or entity)

Tribal Group Super Early Bird


Expires 04/15

Tribal Group Early Bird


Tribal Group Standard Rate


For Other Industry Professionals

Pro Super Early Bird


Expires 04/15

Pro Early Bird


Pro Standard Rate



Pechanga Resort Casino

45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, CA 92592


Room Rate: $204 per night

Booking Code: 7374159

Room Cut-Off Date: May 4, 2023


Reserve Room Now

11th Annual Native American Housing Conference

June 6-7, 2023

Pechanga Resort Casino – Temecula, CA

Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

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Justin O'Connor

President | Native Nation Events

8:45 - 9:30 AM


9:30 - 10:15 AM

Legislative Update: New and Pending Legislation and What It Means for Indian Country

10:15 - 10:45 AM

Morning Networking Break

10:45 - 11:00 AM

Housing Conference Co-Chair Remarks

Bryan Schuler

Vice President for Housing Development | Travois

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Management and Operations - Keys to Building a Successful Team

  • How well do you know yourself and your colleagues?
  • Developing trusting relationships is essential to working effectively as a team and reducing turnover.
  • This interactive session will allow you to dig into your own strengths and challenges as well as learn how to build trust and work effectively with others.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Basics of Housing Development and Low Income Housing Tax Credits

  • Learn how to leverage tax credits to build new housing or rehabilitate existing housing.
  • Discuss how developments can be tailored to provide housing for people with low-income or extremely low-income families, elders, the workforce, people with special needs, and students.
  • How you can fund community buildings and amenities.

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Housing Operations - The Unsung Heroes

  • What are the next steps once construction is completed and units are placed into service?
  • What are the many milestones still needed to navigate the years to come?
  • Review the ongoing operating challenges and the unsung heroes who work hard to keep rental units in compliance.

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Afternoon Networking Break

3:30 - 4:45PM

Housing Director Round Table - State of Housing Developments in 2023

  • What are the housing needs of low-income vs middle-income families?
  • How can COVID relief funds be utilized?
  • Because of the rising construction costs, supply and labor shortages, what is the outlook for the future?

4:45 PM

Day One Sessions Conclude

Wednesday, June 7th, 2023

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:30 - 9:45AM

From a Dream to Implementation - Pueblo of Acoma Case Study

  • The breakdown of how the Pueblo of Acoma Housing Authority completed two affordable housing developments.
  • Discuss how 60 units and community amenities were created and designed from start to finish.
  • How to achieve funding from multiple sources for construction completion?

9:45 - 10:15 AM

Morning Networking Break

10:15 - 11:15 AM

Successfully Managing Multiple Projects at the Same Time

  • Discuss Yurok Indian Housing Authority’s recent success.
  • We will cover each development phase, including application, design, and construction.
  • How the Low Income Housing Tax Credit awarded from the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee allotted for two buildings.

11:15 - 12:15 PM

Exploring Resources for Energy Sovereignty

  • Discuss helpful resources to move your clean energy project forward.
  • How to look for ideas and resources to be part of your energy sovereignty discussions?
  • This session will provide tangible takeaways to help advance the energy sovereignty of your community.

12:15 PM

Housing Conference Concludes

Corporate Partner

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Gold Sponsors

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If you’re interested in sponsoring this event, please reach out to Dan O’Connor at dan@nativenationevents.org or call him at 201-857-5333 for additional details.