The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families has awarded $9 million to 32 Native American Tribes and Native organizations to help improve the social and economic well-beingin their communities.

Among the awardees is Leech Lake Financial Services, Inc., a Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), which will create a homeownership readiness program to prepare families to be homeowners by building credit and providing educational coaching and learning opportunities. This project responds to a community survey where the majority of respondents reported lack of homeownership and financial experience in navigating the mortgage market and saving for down payments. This project will assist families in building financial assets and stability through homeownership.

Congratulations to NCN Policy Committee Member Robert Aitken and his team at Leech Lake Financial Services, Inc.!

Click here to learn more about ANA and its award recipients.