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Commitment THE Academy has greatly benefited uswith direct examples of the dos and donts of tribal housing development.Joseph Kunkel Project Manager SDTHA Santo Domingo Tribal Housing Authority SDTHA The Tribal Housing Excellence THE Academy offered four weeks of intensive training and coaching to nine Tribal housing organizations last year. One participant the Santo Domingo Tribal Housing Author- ity in New Mexico is fully committed to applying its new skillsit secured low income housing tax credits U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development HOME funds and other additional financing including a loan commitment from Native Capital Access to build a 41-unit rental housing project. SDTHA faces obstacles to build sustainable and affordable housing on its lands. The staff came to recognizethrough THE Academys instructionthe many resourc- es they already had and how to set priorities. The staff also used THE Academy coaches for technical assistance such as developing a re- quest for proposals and scope of work for a tax credit development consultant. Housing construction began in spring 2016. Top A rendering of SDTHAs rental housing project. Bottom SDTHA staff.