NPTEC Declares State of Emergency

Low danger. Preliminary assessments are under way.


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.

Position Available

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 & managing projects, possess valid driver’s license and be insurable. Excellent writing, mathematical and organizational skills. Indian Preference will apply/excellent benefits. Submit NPTHA employment application to: Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority, P.O. Box 188, Lapwai, ID 83540. More information and job description: (208) 843-2229. Open until filled with weekly application reviews beginning 04/18/2019.

Upcoming Events

Homebuyer Education Class March 19-21 5:00 – 9:00 Lapwai
Money Basics Class April 2 – 4 5:00 – 8:00 Lapwai

January – June Calendar

Home Fair

Vendor Registration Form


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.

Board of Commissioners

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.

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:

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