Navajo Partnership for Housing, Inc.

Street Address:
1664 S. 2nd Street
Gallup, NM 87301

Mailing Address:1664 S. 2nd Street
Gallup, NM 87301

Phone: 505-722-0551
Fax: 505-722-5029

Rollin Wood, Executive Director

Contact Name: Edwina Vigil
Phone: 505-722-0551

Staff Size: Full Time: 11 

The Navajo Partnership for Housing, Inc. was created in 1996 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation to provide creative opportunities for private home ownership on the Navajo Nation.

The Navajo Partnership for Housing, Inc. was created to provide innovative and flexible homeownership financing opportunities on or or near the Navajo Nation and empower Navajo families with new knowledge, skills and understanding which will enable them to complete real estate transactions.

Total Operating Expense (9/30/2009): $959,995

Lines of Business
  • Community Building and Organizing

  • Home Ownership Promotion Services

  • Lending and Loan Portfolio Management

  • Real Estate Development

  • National NeighborWorks ® Programs
  • National Homeownership Programs
  • NeighborWorks Rural Initiative

  • Accomplishments in FY 2009
  • Provided 95 families with pre- and post- purchase housing counseling.
  • Rehabilitated or repaired 1 rental or owner occupied units (1-4 units).
  • Assisted 25 families in purchasing a home through homeownership counseling, downpayment, closing cost or financing assistance.
  • Owned or managed 2 rental units.
  • Invested $150,598 in the community through Navajo Partnership for Housing, Inc.'s revolving loan fund, which leveraged $13,487,408 from conventional lenders and other sources.
  • Total direct investment in the community is $13,638,006.

  • Additional Accomplishments
    Date Additional Accomplishment
    1/17/2001 Signed Partnership Agreement with PMI to establish an acquisition/rehab/resale loan pool where NPH purchases mortgages.
    1/17/2001 Selected as the pilot project for the One Stop Mortgage Initiative to demonstrate a model for implementing mortgage financing on trust land.
    1/12/2010 _

    Board of Directors
    NameBoard Role/TitleSectorCompany/OrganizationJob Title
    Grant BenallyBoard Member Ex OfficioBusinessCommunity Member 
    Harlan CharleyBoard Member Ex OfficioResidentNavajo Land Department 
    Alfred DehiyaBoard Member Ex OfficioLocal Government  
    Joseph C HibbardBoard Secretary; Board MemberBusinessNavajo Technical College 
    Chavez JohnBoard Member Ex OfficioLocal GovernmentCommunity Block Grant Program 
    Renee KonskiBoard MemberBusiness1st Tribal Lending 
    Ronald MaldonadoBoard MemberLocal GovernmentNavajo Historic Preservation Department 
    Deannah Neswood-GisheyBoard Member Ex OfficioResidentDivision of Social Services 
    Loretta NezBoard Member Ex OfficioLocal GovernmentTuba City, AZ, Department of JusticeTribal Court Advocate
    Clarence RockwellBoard Member Ex OfficioLocal GovernmentNavajo Utah Commission 
    Roberto E SandovalBoard MemberBusinessSB Builders LLC 
    Eric SchmiederBoard Vice President; Board MemberBusinessNM Mortgage Finance Authority 
    Bill SommersBoard Treasurer; Board MemberBusinessPermaculture Credit Union 
    Jerry SpurlinBoard Member Ex OfficioFinancial InstitutionFirst Federal Bank 
    Walt TaylorBoard Member Ex OfficioBusinessConsultant 
    Johnny ThompsonBoard Member Ex OfficioFederal GovernmentNavajo Election Administration 
    Philbert TsoBoard Member Ex OfficioLocal GovernmentBLD Residential 
    Dennis TsosieBoard Member Ex OfficioResidentIBEW Local 266 
    Jennifer WatchmanBoard Member Ex OfficioResidentLaw Office of David Jordan 
    Denise WoodBoard President; Board MemberBusinessLake Powell Appraisal 

    About the NeighborWorks ® Network

    The NeighborWorks® network is a nationwide network of more than 250 community development organizations working in nearly 4358 urban, suburban and rural communities across America. These organizations engage in revitalization strategies that strengthen communities and transform lives. In the last five years alone, NeighborWorks® organizations have generated more than $8.5 billion in reinvestment and helped more than 500,000 families of modest means purchase or improve their homes or secure safe, decent rental or mutual housing.

    NeighborWorks ® America Contact Information
    District:  Rocky Mountain
    Name:  Mary H Williams
    Phone:  303-782-5251
    Toll-Free:  877-316-8881
    Fax:  303-782-5568