Tribally Designated Housing Entity Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 25 USCS § 4103 (22) [Title 25. Indians; Chapter 43. Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination], the terms tribally designated housing entity and housing entity have the following meaning:

(A) Existing IHA's. With respect to any Indian tribe that has not taken action under subparagraph (B), and for which an Indian housing authority--

(i) was established for purposes of the United States Housing Act of 1937 before the date of the enactment of this Act [enacted Oct. 26, 1996] that meets the requirements under the United States Housing Act of 1937,

(ii) is acting upon such date of enactment as the Indian housing authority for the tribe, and

(iii) is not an Indian tribe for purposes of this Act,

the terms mean such Indian housing authority.

(B) Other entities. With respect to any Indian tribe that, pursuant to this Act, authorizes an entity other than the tribal government to receive grant amounts and provide assistance under this Act for affordable housing for Indians, which entity is established--

(i) by exercise of the power of self-government of one or more Indian tribes independent of State law, or

(ii) by operation of State law providing specifically for housing authorities or housing entities for Indians, including regional housing authorities in the State of Alaska,

the terms mean such entity.

(C) Establishment. A tribally designated housing entity may be authorized or established by one or more Indian tribes to act on behalf of each such tribe authorizing or establishing the housing entity.