Community Development

 • Infrastructure • Housing Program • Water Resources • Geospatial • Addressing •

Mission Statement

Our mission for Community Development Department is to work as a team and be productive in helping our community members and leaders by being kind, patient and share ideas while working with the fifteen Guiding Principles.

The Ramah Navajo Chapter Office of Grants and Contracts Community Development Department offers a variety of different essential services for the Ramah Navajo Community members.


Services Offered from this department.

1. Housing Assistance
2. Bathroom Addition Assistance
3. Power line Extension Assistance
4. USDA 504 Grant Assistance
5. IHS Waterline Extension Assistance
6. Physical Address Verification
7. GIS/ Mapping Services
8. Website/Social Media Management
9. Water Resources
10. Copying/Scanning/Printing/Faxing Services are also available.


Community Development Department Projects

Ramah Navajo Detention Facility

Ramah Navajo Community Assessment

NAHASDA 22 Unit Renovation

Mountain View Waterline Extension

Mountain View Lift Station

NAHASDA Closes Out


Community Development Service Description

Powerline Extension Assistance

This assistance is available to the community members depending on the funding source. At this time, this project is completed for the community. If you need more information please contact (505) 775-7161

IHS Waterline Extension Assistance 
CDD has IHS Waterline Extension Application Available for community members. These application can be submitted back to CDD or Mailed to IHS.

Bathroom Addition Assistance
Bathroom Addition projects are government funded projects. CDD and CHID work together to provide this service to the Ramah Navajo Community Members. This project is provided to the community depending on the funding status.
At this time we are working with 3 individuals and if there are enough fundings available we will contact some more individuals.

USDA 504 Grant Assistance
We are assisting our clients to complete the USDA 504 Grant Application and sent it to their office. The USDA 504 Grant qualifications are as follows; Must be 62+ of age and have a medical referral. The USDA 504 Grant assistance is a one time assistance program. For more information please call (505) 775-7000

Housing Assistance
At this time we are only accepting Public Rental Applications. We are not doing scattered housing assistances. We are also assisting our clients to complete a Southwest Indian Foundation (SWIF) Application. The SWIF assistance is a one time assistance program. These applications are available to you at our office.

Physical Address Verification

Is a documentation that is required from any agency, organization, and department that is leasing out equipment or property and this document is also required by any government issuing vital documents. This document contains vital information of your accurate location within the Rural Community of Ramah Navajo. This location is used for the emergency dispatchers for medical services, law enforcement services, and fire.

GIS/Mapping Services
GIS is serving the community by collecting data and GPS new homes and prep them for new addresses. The GIS office is consistently in contact with Navajo Nation Addressing Authority NNAA to provide the need addresses to the Ramah Navajo Community. Mapping Services is providing data to the community as a resource guide. These maps are available for the public at this office. Sizes and Prices are listed below. For more information please contact Tim Maria Sr. (505) 775-7163