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THRHA Board of Commissioner Vacancy Notice
The Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority (THRHA) Board of Commissioners has a total of three (3) vacancies. Candidates are sought from all T&H communities that have designated THRHA as its Tribally Designated Housing Entity under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act.
Consideration will be based on the following guidelines/criteria:
Per Alaska Statute 18.55.996 Establishment of Regional Housing Authorities, authorization is given to Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska in the appointment of members to the Tlingit – Haida Regional Housing Authority (THRHA) Board of Commissioners (BOC). THRHA bylaws also define the following for members of the THRHA BOC:
- Must reside in a community that utilizes the Authority as its Tribally Designated Housing Entity under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act.
- May not be a current employee, vendor or contractor of the Authority, or any business conflict with THRHA.
- Must possess professional or management level career experience with additional consideration given to finance, legal, business, banking, real estate, government agency, non-profit or housing related work experience.
- No history of child or sexual abuse.
- Must be of upstanding moral character.
- Must not have a history of moral turpitude.
If you wish to be considered, please submit a letter of interest, declaration of intent to serve, biography, and current resume by Thursday, February 16, 2017. Submissions may be mailed, faxed, or emailed attention:
|Grace Singh, Office of the President
Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
9097 Glacier Highway - Juneau, AK 99801
T: 1.8003.344.1432 ext. 7142 / W: 907.463.7142 / F: 888.335.8981
Contribute to Central Council through the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program
Central Council Tlingit and Haida was recently approved to participate in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program. Through this wonderful program, Fred Meyer donates up to $2.5 million dollars ($625,000 quarterly) every year to local schools, community organizations, and non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The program is simple and allows Fred Meyer reward members to select an organization of their choice to be a recipient of Fred Meyer’s charitable contribution.
How to Link Your Rewards Card:
- Go to www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards
- Click “Link Your Rewards Card Now”
- Sign in or create an online account with Fred Meyer.
- Enter your rewards number and last name.
- If you do not have a Fred Meyer rewards card, one can be obtained from the Fred Meyer Customer Service desk.
- Enter Tlingit Haida Central Council’s non-profit number: 91386
- Last step… start shopping! Whenever you use your rewards card at Fred Meyer, you’ll be helping Tlingit Haida Central Council earn a donation.
Donations received from Fred Meyer will be used to support the following programs or services provided by Tlingit Haida Central Council:
- Development of a Language Department: Supporting the efforts to revitalize the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian languages.
- Elderly Emergency Assistance: Provides emergency financial assistance to tribal citizens 65 years of age and older who have urgent personal needs due to disastrous events such as fire, death, or illness.
- Head Start: A federal and state funded program promoting school readiness of children ages 3-5 from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development.
There are currently 800+ beneficiaries listed from Southeast Alaska that are due a payout from the Cobell Settlement and cannot be located. If you believe you or a family member are a beneficiary of the settlement, please visit the following website or contact Indian Trust Settlement: http://www.indiantrust.com/index
Indian Trust Settlement
P.O. Box 9577
Dublin, OH 43017-4877
Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act provides Alaska Native and American Indian people with additional healthcare coverage beyond Indian Health Service benefits. You may qualify for special coverage and protections. As an Alaska Native or American Indian, you are exempt from the requirement to purchase insurance if you can show evidence of:
- Enrollment in a federally recognized Tribe
- Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) shareholder status, or
- Eligible to receive services from an Indian Health Service (IHS) facility/Tribal health care provider.
Visit our Affordable Care Act resource page to access the exemption application and other resources.
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