Washington D.C. – The Kani Urban Indian Housing Initiative, launched and fully funded by CBC Mortgage Agency, one of nine companies owned by the Cedar Band of Paiutes, held a Native Homebuyer Event at the National Indian Gaming Association. The Kani Urban Indian Housing Initiative’s mission is to offer financial assistance and financial education directly to Native Americans who are interested in homeownership in urban areas.
The event was an invitation for Native community members and friends who aspire to achieve homeownership to gather and gain insight and information about how they can make that dream a reality. It also featured light fare from a local caterer and a selection of wines brought in from Twisted Cedar Wines, another of the Cedar Band of Paiutes business ventures.
During the presentation Tai Christensen of CBC Mortgage Agency along with co-host Dawn Houle of Sunsinger Consulting spoke about what the existing housing market looks like in the DC, Virginia and Maryland areas and how a tribally owned, national down payment assistance provider can help Native Americans get on the path to homeownership. As more and more Native Americans face increasing housing insecurity the goal of this homebuyer event was to support Native urban community members and to provide guidance on available programs and solutions to help combat the housing crisis.