Navajo Nation | NHA Planning Manual

The Navajo Housing Authority (NHA) undertook the ambitious task of creating a sustainable planning framework for the Navajo Nation, the largest tribal membership and land base in the United States, that includes 5 agencies, 24 regions, and 110 chapters. The goal was to lay out a framework for 34,000 housing units that will satisfy the need for sustainable and cultural housing on the Navajo Nation. This effort included site planning meetings with each agency, followed by planning sessions with each region and its respective chapters. 

This case study forms part of the Case Studies 2013 project by the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative (SNCC). These case studies are foundational to SNCC's multi-year effort to research and share the exciting work that tribes are undertaking across the country.

About The Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative

The Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative (SNCC) was founded in New Mexico in 2009 to advance the development of culturally and environmentally responsive housing design within American Indian communities.

Through planning, architectural design, technical assistance and research, the collaborative help tribal communities gain self-sufficiency, improve their impacts on the natural world, and develop healthy, green, culturally-appropriate communities.