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Native CDFI Network and the Native Partnership for Housing, a Native CDFI serving three states in the southwest, are partnering to highlight a “cross-sector” approach to advancing economic equity in Indian Country.  

 The three-day in-person event in Gallup, N.M. will highlight the work of Native Partnership for Housing (NPH), which uses a unique approach to connect housing, jobs and green energy.  Founded in 1996 as the Navajo Partnership for Housing, the Native CDFI has a long track record of serving the housing and homeownership needs of Native and non-Native clients in New Mexico, Utah and Arizona.  

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The event next month will feature more than two dozen speakers including housing and community development experts, legal and financial executives, and federal officials from Treasury, USDA, and other agencies.   

U.S. Treasurer Marilyn “Lynn” Malerba (Mohegan) and Onna LeBeau (Omaha Tribe), director of the Interior Department’s Office of Indian Economic Development are both scheduled to speak at the event. Other speakers include: David Black, a community development expert at Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; Rohit Chopra, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and Patricia Dominguez, New Mexico’s state director for the USDA’s Rural Development program.  

The event runs August 9-11 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Gallup, N.M.  Interested attendees can register online