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Who we are
The Navajo Townsite Community Development Corporation (NTCDC) is a 501(c)(3) community development non-profit Operating entirely in the community of Navajo, New Mexico located on the Navajo Nation. Created in 1989, the small non-profit primarily focuses its operations on housing management with three housing management programs: NAHASDA Public Rentals, NAHASDA Homeownership, and NTCDC Public Rentals. NTCDC manages twenty-five (25) Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) Public Rental units and fifteen (15) NAHASDA Lease-to-own Homeownership units that were built in the last 10-15 years for low- and moderate-income families.
The Navajo Townsite Community Development Corporation aspires to become a leader in community development within the small community of Navajo, NM. The town of Navajo has a rich history that begins when the Navajo Tribal Council, in the late 1950’s, established the Navajo Forest Products Industry (NFPI), one of the first enterprises of the Navajo Nation. NFPI flourished from the 1960’s through the 1980’s, providing jobs to hundreds of Navajos from across the Navajo Nation; as a result, NFPI built many homes to accommodate the influx of new employees/residents/families to the town of Navajo. In the late 1980’s NFPI Board of Directors worked to establish NTCDC to help manage the employee housing units and trailer parks; hence NTCDC was incorporated in 1989 under the Navajo Nation. Unfortunately, the mid-1990’s saw the abrupt closure of NFPI by the Navajo Nation. NTCDC, being a wholly separate non-profit entity, carried on and in 1999 began the process of acquiring a Master Lease from the Navajo Nation. This Master Lease contains two areas denoted as Tract A and Tract B. In the late 2000’s, NTCDC was able to secure NAHASDA grant funding through Navajo Housing Authority to build 25 public rental units and 15 lease-to-own homeownership units. These units were completed by 2012 and have been occupied since that time.
Working to develop a healthy and vibrant community, NTCDC is looking to secure additional funding to build a multi-family, mixed-income housing complex and pocket parks on the remaining undeveloped areas of its existing Master Lease.
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