Mr. Boyd is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP), Department of Housing and Urban Development. The ONAP provides several programs, including the Indian Housing Block Grant (a formula block grant program providing funds for affordable housing) and two loan guarantee programs for housing development and home ownership. In addition, ONAP administers the Indian Community Development Block Grant Program. Recipients of all these funds include 564 federally recognized Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. In addition, ONAP provides home ownership opportunities through Section 184 and 184(A) mortgage guarantees.
Prior to this position, Mr. Boyd was Program Manager in the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of the Treasury. As Manager of the Fund’s Native American program, he designed and directed the Fund’s congressionally mandated Native American Lending Study. He also initiated the Fund’s Native American Technical Assistance and Training Program to encourage the establishment of Native-owned community development financial institutions (CDFIs) in Indian reservations, Alaska Native villages, and Native Hawaiian communities.
Throughout his career, Mr. Boyd has worked with Indian Tribal governments, Federal agencies, and the private sector in developing economic development opportunities to establish self- sustaining reservation economies. His work has included the development and implementation of Federal Indian policies, economic and community development ventures, housing, and business development. As a private consultant, his professional services included reservation strategic economic development planning and technical assistance in creating commercial businesses, Tribal corporations, and housing development.
Mr. Boyd is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of New Mexico and a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.