The housing authority helps connect Nez Perce families with housing to support their quality of life. A 5-member elected board of commissioners guides the housing programs.

Upcoming Events


Oct. 2nd 5p.m.-7p.m.  Part 2 – Fire/Wood Class  Lapwai
Oct. 3rd 3p.m.  Greer Home Auction Greer 
Oct. 8th-12th Clean Up Week- Friday Pickup All Locations
Oct. 10th 10a.m.-3p.m. NPTHA Kicuy/Info. Booth-Women’s day  Lapwai
Oct. 9th & 11th 3p.m.-8p.m. Homebuyer Education Class Kamiah
Oct. 13th & 14th Chimney Cleaning-Sign up w/ us Lapwai
Oct. 17th 12p.m.-1p.m. Elder Halloween Craft Class Kamiah
Oct. 18th 5p.m.-7p.m.  Rental Rights & Responsibility-tenants Lapwai
Oct. 20th & 21st Chimney Cleaning-Sign up w/ us Kamiah
Oct. 22nd 1p.m.-3p.m. ICDBG Homeowners Maintenance Lapwai
Oct. 22nd 3p.m.-8p.m. Homebuyer Education Class (2nd) Kamiah
Oct. 23rd-25th 1p.m.-2p.m. Money Basics Class Lapwai
Oct. 29th 1p.m.-2p.m. Elder Halloween Craft Class Lapwai

See Full Calendar


The mission of the Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority is to create opportunities to meet the housing needs of enrolled members of the Nez Perce Tribe by maximizing the utilization of available resources to ensure services are provided in an efficient, professional, economical and timely manner; forming and enhancing partnerships between the NPTHA and tribal, state, local, and private entities; promoting self sufficiency and improving the quality of life.

The Board of Commissioners  (BOC) is comprised of five members elected by the NPT General Council. The key responsibilities of the BOC is to support our mission by establishing and updating policies and programs; monitoring and oversight of the NPTHA operations; providing guidance on goals and objectives to be achieved; prioritizing the services to be provided based on Tribal member needs assessments and approving the annual budget.

Employment Opportunity

Maintenance / Construction Manager

The Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority is accepting applications for a Maintenance & Construction Manager Responsible for effective management of maintenance program, home repair projects and special projects, including residential inspections.  Requires high school diploma or GED, trade school certification, 5 years experience in all phases of residential construction, 3 years supervising, possess valid driver’s license and be insurable.  Excellent writing, mathematical and organizational skills.  Indian Preference will apply/excellent benefits.  Submit Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority Employment application to:  Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority, P.O. Box 188, Lapwai, ID 83540. More information: (208) 843-2229.  Open until filled.

Counseling and Classes

The Senior Rehab Program assists low-income senior citizen home owners in completing essential repairs, with a maximum amount of $4,500.

The ICDBG Home Repair Program assists low-income homeowners in completing essential repairs and making energy improvements.

Available Individual Classes

The housing authority provides classes on:

  • Home buyer education
  • Money basics
  • Renter rights and responsibilities
  • Do-it-yourself maintenance
  • Homeowner maintenance
  • Post-purchase issues for home buyers

See class calendars:

  • All classes
  • Money basics classes

Tenant Policies