Roger Boyd

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary Office Of Native American Programs U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development United States of America

Mr. Boyd has a proven track record promoting sustainable economic and community development strategies in Indian Country; leveraging tribal resources with Federal and private investments; creating public and private partnerships.  His specialties include fostering affordable housing and homeownership, facilitating tribal government relations, economic and real estate development, management, strategic planning, public policy, program development and public speaking.

From 2002 through 2015 he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP), Department of Housing and Urban Development. While there he directed federal programs to foster safe, decent and affordable housing for Native Americans in the U.S.   Recipients included 567 Federal recognized Indian tribes, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. During his tenure ONAP leveraged millions of Federal, state and private investment by helping tribes acquire, or build over 92,00 homes; guaranteed home loans for approximately 28,000 families; and supported numerous community and infrastructure projects. The ONAP team also introduced the first tribal veterans housing demonstration program to assist homeless native veterans; programs to support Indian youth; initiated a comprehensive national study on the housing needs of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians; and issued an interagency report to Congress on ways to streamline the federal environmental review process.      

Prior to this position he was Program Manager in the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of the Treasury.  As manager of 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 TA and Training Program to encourage the establishment of native owned CDFIs on Indian reservations, Alaska Native villages, and Native Hawaiian communities. 

Before that, Mr. Boyd served in senior leadership roles for the Navajo Nation and several capacities for Indian Tribal governments, Federal agencies, and the private sector. Mr. Boyd holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of New Mexico and a Master of City and Regional Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.