HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $55 MILLION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

WASHINGTON – February 17, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $55.5 million to 75 Native American communities throughout the country to improve housing conditions and stimulate community development, including construction projects and local jobs for low- and moderate-income families. The grants are provided through HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program, which supports a wide range of community development and affordable housing activities. See attached list of grantees and read individual project summaries.

“Every family deserves the chance to have a decent home, economic opportunity and vibrant neighborhoods to call their own,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “Today we make another critical investment in helping tribal nations address affordable housing and community development needs in their communities.”

The ICDBG program was established in 1977 to help Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages meet their community development needs.  Federally recognized Indian tribes, bands, groups or nations (including Alaska Indian, Aleuts and Eskimos,) Alaska Native villages, and eligible tribal organizations compete for this funding.

“The goal of the ICDBG program is to develop viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities,” said HUD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramírez. “Awardees can use the funding to rehabilitate or build new housing or to buy land for housing; for infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer facilities; and to spur economic development including jobs.”

This year’s projects include building or rehabilitating homes for many tribes. Other uses include the construction of a new energy efficient health clinic by the Circle Tribal Community in Alaska. The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in Kansas will use its grant to construct a Language and Cultural Learning Center to help preserve the language and culture of their ancestors. In Oklahoma, the Seminole Nation will be using its funding to construct the Seminole Nation Veterans Affairs Department.

HUD administers six programs that are specifically targeted to American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian individuals and families, and federally recognized tribal governments. Through the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA), HUD will provide more than $718 million to fund programs to support housing and development initiatives in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities.  Through innovative programming, American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments have created sustainable and community-driven solutions to their housing and community development challenges.

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ICDBG Grantees

State

Tribal Community

City

Grant Amount

Alaska Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove King Cove

$75,000

Angoon Community Association Angoon

$600,000

Beaver Village Beaver

$527,595

Craig Tribal Association Craig

$600,000

Circle Tribal Community Fairbanks

$600,000

Hughes Village Hughes

$198,750

Knik Tribe Wasilla

$600,000

Manokotak Village Manokotak

$87,250

Native Village of Belkofski King Cove

$75,000

Native Village of Chenega Chenega Bay

$600,000

Native Village of Minto Minto

$600,000

Native Village of Tanana Tanana

$600,000

New Koliganek Village Council Koliganek

$600,000

Nondalton Village Nondalton

$312,135

Organized Village of Grayling Grayling

$600,000

Organized Village of Kake Kake

$600,000

Arizona Cocopah Indian Housing and Development Somerton

$374,002

Colorado River Indian Tribes Parker

$825,000

Tohono O’odham Ki:Ki Association Sells

$2,750,000

Navajo Nation Window Rock

$4,121,557

California Elk Valley Rancheria Crescent City

$605,000

Northern Circle Housing Authority Ukiah

$605,000

Pinoleville Rancheria of Pomo Indians Ukiah

$605,000

Robinson Rancheria Nice

$605,000

Tejon Tribe Bakersfield

$605,000

Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Smith River

$576,999

Utu Utu Gwaitu Benton Paiute Tribe Benton

$605,000

Wiyot Tribe Loleta

$605,000

Colorado Ute Mountain Ute Housing Authority Towaoc

$900,000

Idaho Coeur d’Alene Tribal Housing Authority Plummer

$500,000

Fort Hall Housing Authority Pocatello

$480,000

Kansas Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Mayetta

$799,632

Maine Aroostook Band of Micmacs Presque Isle

$600,000

Houlton Band of Maliseet Tribe Houlton

$600,000

Michigan Hannahville Indian Community Wilson

$600,000

Montana Blackfeet Housing Authority Browning

$1,100,000

Northern Cheyenne Tribal Housing Authority Lame Deer

$900,000

Salish-Kootenai Housing Authority Pablo

$1,100,000

Nebraska Northern Ponca Housing Authority Norfolk

$1,100,000

New Mexico Isleta Pueblo Housing Authority Isleta

$825,000

Jicarilla Apache Housing Authority Dulce

$825,000

Pueblo of Acoma Housing Authority Acoma Pueblo

$825,000

Zuni Housing Authority Zuni Pueblo

$2,200,000

New York Akwesasne Housing Authority Hogansburg

$600,000

North Dakota Spirit Lake Tribe Fort Totten

$900,000

Oklahoma Cherokee Nation Tahlequah

$800,000

Chickasaw Nation Ada

$800,000

Choctaw Nation Durant

$800,000

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Shawnee

$800,000

Comanche Nation Housing Authority Lawton

$800,000

Fort Sill Apache Tribe Apache

$800,000

Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Perkins

$250,857

Modoc Tribe Miami

$800,000

Osage Nation Pawhuska

$800,000

Otoe-Missouria Tribe Red Rock

$799,998

Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma Miami

$800,000

Pawnee Nation Pawnee

$800,000

Peoria  Housing Authority Miami

$800,000

Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Quapaw

$800,000

Seminole Nation Wewoka

$800,000

Wyandotte Nation Wyandotte

$380,164

Oregon Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde
Community of Oregon
Grand Ronde

$208,032

Warm Springs Housing Authority Warm Springs

$500,000

South Dakota Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Housing Authority Pine Ridge

$1,100,000

Texas Alabama-Coushatta Tribe Livingston

$558,991

Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas Eagle Pass

$800,000

Utah Utah Paiute Housing Authority Cedar City

$900,000

Washington Kalispel Tribe Cusick

$500,000

Lummi Nation Housing Authority Bellingham

$500,000

Muckleshoot Housing Authority Auburn

$500,000

Wisconsin Ho Chunk Nation (HHCDA) Tomah

$600,000

Lac du Flambeau Band of Chippewa Lac du Flambeau

$600,000

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Bayfield

$448,764

Sokaogon Chippewa Community Crandon

$600,000

Wyoming Eastern Shoshone Housing Authority Fort Washakie

$842,084

TOTAL:

$55,501,810
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