Designing Homeownership Programs on Tribal Lands

When:  Sep 18, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (ET)

This course will focus on the importance of design and planning services on tribal lands around the country by showcasing best practices in tribal housing. During this course participants will be exposed to lending and financial funding resources for housing on reservation lands.

Earn 1 LU

Learning objectives:

  1. demonstrate a basic understanding of the current housing homeownership options offered to tribal families
  2. explain the difference between the various land types on reservations

  3. Define the basics of determining the financial viability of a multi-family projects, single family projects how architects can enhance this viability through innovative design concepts.

  4. determine how political realities and neighborhood involvement impact projects that are created to enhance the wellbeing of those same neighborhoods, and how this case study can be used as a learning tool for future projects with similar goals.

Joseph Kunkel | Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative

Joseph, a Northern Cheyenne Tribal Member, is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative and a Visiting Eminent Scholar at the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University within the School of Engineering. A passionate community designer, planner, and educator, Joseph’s work has encompassed several schematic and built community housing projects, the research and publication of 22 case studies and best practices highlighting exemplary Native housing processes, and dozens of workshops and studios to build the design and technical capacity of students and practitioners in Indian Country. At SNCC, he is currently engaged on housing and development projects with Spokane, Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, Biloxi Chitimacha Choctaw, and Mohawk tribes. At ASU, he is developing curriculum and research to amplifying indigenous values and design within the fields of engineering and construction. Joseph holds an undergraduate degree in Architectural Engineering from University of Hartford and a Master of Architecture from University of Maryland. He is the recipient of the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship. His work has been published in Rural Voices, a publication of the Housing Assistance Council.


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