(A) At the option of the Karuk Tribe’s Tribal Council, the affairs of the KTHA may be managed by a Housing Committee composed of seven (7) persons.
(B) The Committee members shall be appointed, and may be reappointed or removed, by the Council. Notification from the Secretary of the Council as to the appointment, reappointment, or removal of any Committee member shall be conclusive evidence of said action.
(C) A Committee member must be an enrolled member of the Tribe, and may be a member or nonmember of the Tribal Council.
(D) No person shall be barred from serving on the Committee because she/he is a tenant or homebuyer in a housing community of the KTHA. Such Committee member shall be entitled to fully participate in all meetings concerning matters that affect all of the tenants or homebuyers, even though such matters affect her/him as well. However, a Committee member may not be present at any meeting (except in his capacity as a tenant or homebuyer), or be counted or treated as a member of the Committee, concerning any matter involving her/his individual rights, obligations or status as a tenant or homebuyer.
(E) The term of office shall be two (2) years, excepting the position of Chairperson which shall be for the duration of their term on the Tribal Council.
(F) The Council shall appoint the Council Vice-Chairperson as Chairperson of the Committee. The Committee shall elect from among its members a Vice-Chairperson, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. In the absence of both the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, the Secretary shall preside.
(G) Any and all members of the Committee may be removed by the Tribal Council for serious inefficiency or neglect of duty or for misconduct in office. The Committee member(s) may request Council review of the decision in writing within ten (10) working days.
(H) The Committee members may receive compensation for their services under NAHASDA regulations and shall be entitled to compensation for reasonable expenses, including travel expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties.
(I) No fewer than four (4) members of the Committee (i.e., notwithstanding the existence of any vacancies) shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
(J) The Recording Secretary shall keep complete and accurate records of all meetings and actions taken by the Committee.
(K) The Treasurer shall make monthly reports to the Committee, and submit a quarterly report and a copy of the KTHA annual audit in written form to the Council.
(L) Meetings of the Committee shall be held at regular intervals as provided in the bylaws. Emergency meetings may be held upon twenty-four (24) hours’ actual notice and business transacted; provided, that not less than a majority of the full Committee concurs in the proposed action.
(M) The KTHA shall have the following powers which it may exercise consistent with the purposes for which it is established:
(1) To adopt and use a corporate seal.
(2) To enter into agreements, contracts and understandings with any governmental agency, federal, state or local (including the Council) or with any person, partnership, corporation or Indian Tribe; and to agree to any conditions attached to federal financial assistance.
(3) To agree, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this chapter or in any other provision of law, to any conditions attached to federal financial assistance.
(4) To lease property from the Tribe and others of such periods as are authorized by law, and to hold and manage or to sublease the same.
(5) To borrow or lend money, to issue temporary or long-term evidence of indebtedness, and to repay the same.
(6) To pledge the assets and receipts of the KTHA as security for debts; and to acquire, sell, lease, exchange, transfer or assign personal property or interests therein.
(7) To purchase land or interest in land or take the same by gift; to lease land or interest in land to the extent provided by law on behalf of the Karuk Tribe.
(8) To undertake and carry out studies and analysis of housing needs, to prepare plans, to execute the same, to operate projects and to provide for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, extension, alteration or repair of any project or any part thereof.
(9) With respect to any dwellings accommodations, lands, buildings or facilities embraced within any project (including individual cooperative units): to lease or rent, sell, enter into lease-purchase agreements or leases with option to purchase; to establish and revise rents or required monthly payments; to make rules and regulations concerning the occupancy, rental, care and management of housing units; and to make sure further rules and regulations as the Committee may deem necessary and desirable to effectuate the powers granted by this chapter.
(10) To finance purchase of a home by an eligible homebuyer in accordance with regulations and requirements of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
(11) To terminate any lease or rental agreement or lease-purchase agreement when the tenant or homebuyer has violated the terms of such agreement, or failed to meet any of its obligations thereunder, or when such termination is otherwise authorized under the provisions of such agreement; and to bring action for eviction against such tenant or homebuyer.
(12) To follow income limits for admission that ensure that dwelling accommodation in a housing project shall be made available to persons of low and moderate income.
(13) To purchase insurance for any property to protect against risk or hazards.
(14) To invest funds not required for immediate disbursement.
(15) To establish and maintain bank accounts as may be necessary.
(16) To employ personnel, permanent or temporary, as the KTHA may require; and to delegate to such employees such powers or duties as the Committee shall deem proper.
(17) To take such further actions as are commonly engaged in by public bodies of this character as the Committee may deem necessary and desirable to effectuate the purposes of the KTHA.
(18) To adopt such bylaws as the Committee deems necessary and appropriate, upon approval of the Tribal council.
(N) It is the purpose and intent of this chapter to authorize the KTHA to do any and all things necessary or desirable to secure the financial aid or cooperation of the federal government in the undertaking, construction, maintenance or operation of any project by the KTHA.
(O) No ordinance or other enactment of the Tribe with respect to the acquisition, operation, or disposition of Tribal property shall be contrary to this chapter.