HUD AWARDS $52.6 MILLION TO NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES FOR HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

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Grants provided by HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant Program

WASHINGTON, DC – September 6, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $52 million in grants to tribal communities in 21 states to improve or create housing and economic development opportunities for low- to moderate-income families. The competitive grants are provided through HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program to support a wide variety of community development and affordable housing activities.

“These funds will help American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments create sustainable and community-driven solutions,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “Housing and infrastructure needs in Indian Country are severe and widespread. I’m inspired by the work the tribal communities are taking on to leverage these funds and get their communities on the right track.”

For example, the Comanche Nation Housing Authority of Oklahoma will rehab more than two dozen houses for families currently living in substandard homes, including new roofs, doors, windows, insulation, electrical system and plumbing repairs, siding, flooring, cabinets and counters, and HVAC upgrades. In White Earth, New Mexico, a new 12,800-square-foot Workforce Development Center will provide workforce skills and vocational training to assist tribal members in obtaining employment.

In California, the Quechan Tribe will improve roads and sidewalks in a neighborhood with predominantly low and very-low income families with high amounts of foot traffic. In California, the Yurok Reservation will get multipurpose park and recreation facility. In Montana, families at the Mutual Help project in Northern Cheyenne will have their homes rehabbed to reduce the amount of substandard housing in the community.

The ICDBG program was established in 1977 to help Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages to meet their community development needs. Federally recognized Indian tribes, bands, groups or nations (including Alaska Indian, Aleuts and Eskimos,) or Alaska Native villages compete for this funding. The recipients use the funding to develop viable communities, including rehabilitating housing or building new housing or to buy land to support new housing construction.

The funding can also be used to build infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer facilities, and to create suitable living environments. To spur economic development, recipients have used the grants to establish a wide variety of commercial, industrial and agricultural projects. The grants have been used to build community and health centers, or to start businesses to support the community, such as shopping centers, manufacturing plants, restaurants or convenient stores/gas stations.

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HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and  transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and http://espanol.hud.gov.  You can also follow HUD on twitter @HUDnews, on facebook at www.facebook.com/HUD, or sign up for news alerts on HUD’s News Listserv.

FY 2011 Indian Community Development Block Grants

 

STATE

RECIPIENT

CITY

AMOUNT

Alabama Poarch Band of Creek of Indians Atmore

$600,000

Alaska Knik Tribe Wasilla

$518,332

  Metlakatla Housing Authority Metlakatla

$600,000

  Native Village of Kluti-Kaah Copper Center

$600,000

  Native Village of Nanwalek Nanwalek

$600,000

  Native Village of Napakiak Napiak

$600,000

  Noorvik Native Community Noorvik

$600,000

  Village of Atmautluak Atmautluak

$600,000

  Holy Cross Village Holy Cross

$600,000

  Mentasta Traditional Council Mentasta Lake

$560,000

  Shageluk Native Village Shageluk

$580,000

Arizona Ak-Chin Indian Community Maricopa

$605,000

  Gila River Health Care Organization Sacaton

$2,750,000

  Hualapai Indian Tribe Peach Springs

$825,000

  Navajo Nation Window Rock

$4,506,720

California Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley Big Pine

$605,000

  Big Valley Tribe of Pomo Indians Lakeport

$605,000

  Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians Geyserville

$605,000

  Greenville Rancheria of Maidu Indians Grenville

$590,000

  North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians North Fork

$605,000

  Pit River Tribal Housing Board Burney

$559,000

  Yurok Tribe Klamath

$605,000

  All Mission Indian Housing Authority – La Jolla Temecula

$605,000

  All Mission Indian Housing Authority – Santa Rosa Temecula

$605,000

  All Mission Indian Housing Authority -Torres-Mtz Temecula

$605,000

  Bishop Paiute Tribe Bishop

$605,000

  Chemehuevi Indian Tribe Havasu Lake

$605,000

  Quechan Tribally Designated Housing Entity Winterhaven

$256,084

Kansas Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska White Cloud

$737,500

Maine Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians Houlton

$600,000

Michigan Bay Mills Indian Community Brimley

$600,000

Minnesota Fond du Lac Band of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Cloquet

$545,000

  White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe White Earth

$600,000

Missouri Eastern Shawnee Tribe Seneca

$800,000

Montana Chippewa-Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy Reservation Box Elder

$900,000

  Crow Tribe of Indians Crow Agency

$750,000

  Northern Cheyenne Tribal Housing Authority Lame Deer

$900,000

Nevada Washoe Housing Authority Gardnerville

$605,000

  Fort McDermitt Paiute – Shoshone Tribe McDermitt

$605,000

  Elko Band of the Te-Moak Tribe Elko

$605,000

  Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Reno

$605,000

New Mexico Pueblo of Zuni Zuni

$2,200,000

  Jicarilla Apache Housing Authority Dulce

$500,000

New York St. Regis Band of Mohawk Indians of New York Akwesasne

$600,000

North Dakota Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Belcourt

$600,000

Oklahoma Chickasaw Nation Ada

$800,000

  Choctaw Nation Durant

$800,000

  Citizen Potawatomi Nation Shawnee

$800,000

  Comanche Nation Housing Authority Lawton

$800,000

  Delaware Tribe Bartlesville

$800,000

  Miami Tribe Miami

$800,000

  Muscogee (Creek) Nation Okmulgee

$800,000

  Ottawa Tribe Miami

$800,000

  Pawnee Nation Pawnee

$800,000

  Quapaw Tribe Quapaw

$799,894

  Shawnee Tribe Miami

$341,065

  Tonkawa Tribe Tonkawa

$800,000

  United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians Tahlequah

$800,000

South Carolina Catawba Indian Nation (aka Catawba Tribe of SC) Rock Hill

$600,000

South Dakota Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Lower Brule

$900,000

Texas Ysleta Del Sur El Paso

$605,000

     

 

  Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas Eagle Pass

$800,000

Utah Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Cedar City

$900,000

Wisconsin Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin Black River Falls

$600,000

  Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Hayward

$600,000

  Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Lac du Flambeau

$600,000

  Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin Oneida

$600,000

     

 

Wyoming Northern Arapaho Tribal Housing Authority Ethete

$1,100,000

       
    TOTAL: $52,598,595

Contact:
Elena Gaona
(202)-708-0685

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