Today there are over 1 million tribal members residing on American Indian reservations, 40% of whom live in homes that do not meet the federal standard for “adequate housing”.
This compares to just 6% of the rest of the US population living in substandard housing.
These conditions can exacerbate and even cause chronic health conditions, making it difficult to be productive at work or school. Not having a healthy home is a root cause of numerous problems that put a strain on community resources.
We envision a world where healthy and safe housing is available to all and we are all inspired to work collectively to create self-sustaining communities.
We partner with Indigenous communities to develop and implement lasting and impactful housing solutions.
We partner with homeowners, community members, and tribal agencies to:
FOR HEALTHY TRIBAL HOUSING
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Bridging the Digital Divide with the power of the sun
Red Feather is delivering solar-powered charging units to off-grid families, allowing laptops and devices to be charged at home. An estimated 30% of homes on the Hopi and Navajo nations don't have electricity, which can make accessing the digital world difficult.
Thanks to the Arizona Community Reinvestment Collaborative and Goal Zero, we're working to bridge the gap, getting power into the hands of Hopi and Diné virtual students and remote workers.
Red Feather has been partnering with Indigenous Nations to meet the housing needs of their communities for over 28 years.
From the Ground: The role of Nonprofits in community housing
Red Feather's Community Coordinator for Hopi, Alfred Lomahquahu, discusses the ongoing housing needs on Hopi Tutskwa (Aboriginal Hopi lands) and how nonprofits can be uniquely situated to meet people where they are.
KNAU STORY FOCUSES ON HEATING WORK
Lack of firewood for home heating continues to trouble Hopi people
"This is the fourth winter since the Kayenta Coal Mine closed... Many tribal members have switched from coal to wood to keep warm, but the transition hasn’t been easy. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports, nonprofits have stepped up to help."
Handwashing Program focuses on hygiene for all
COVID prevention is especially challenging for the 30 percent of Hopi and Navajo families that do not have running water in their homes. In response to the increased need for sanitation, Red Feather discovered...
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