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WASHINGTON, DC – February 21, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced $108 million in additional Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG)allocations to 68 tribes in 19 states.  Thesefunds are distributed each year based on a formula to eligible Indian tribes or their tribally designated housing entities for a range of affordable housing activities.

IHBG funds are intended to primarily benefit low-income families living on Indian reservations or in other communities. The amount of each grant is based on a formula that considers local needs and housing units under management by the tribe or designated entity.

“These funds are making a real difference in tribal communities each and every day,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “Projects include affordable housing, infrastructure upgrades, community centers and safety programs that every community needs to thrive. These efforts are part of a broader commitment to ensure Native American communities can build their economies in response to their needs and as they see fit.”

Eligible activities for the funds include housing development, assistance to housing developed under the Indian Housing Program, housing services to eligible families and individuals, crime prevention and safety, and model activities that provide creative approaches to solving affordable housing problems. The block grant approach to housing was enabled by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA).


The following communities have received IHBG funds under the allocations announced today:






Poarch Band of Creek  Indians



Bering Straits Regional HA


Chilkat Indian Village


Louden Tribal Council


Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Council


Organized Village of Kwethluk


Tlingit-Haida Regional HA



All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Cahuilla)


All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Morongo)


All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Pauma)


All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Santa Rosa)


All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Torres Martinez)


Cher-ae Heights Indian Comm of Trinidad Rancheria


Chuchansi Indian Housing Authority


Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians


Smith River Rancheria



Mashantucket Pequot Tribe of CT



Seminole Tribe of Florida



Sac and Fox Tribal Housing Authority



Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians


Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians Housing Authority


Indian Township Passamaquoddy Housing Authority


Penobscot Tribe of Maine


Pleasant Point Reservation Housing



Bay Mills Indian Community


Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians


Hannahville Potawatomie Housing


Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Housing


Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians


Little River Band of Ottawa Indians


Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians


Match E- Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan


Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi


Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians


Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe  of Michigan


Sault Ste Marie Housing Authority



Bois Forte Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe


Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior


Grand Portage Housing Authority


Leech Lake Housing Authority


Lower Sioux Indian Housing Authority


Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe


Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians


Upper Sioux Community Housing Authority


White Earth Reservation Housing Authority



Choctaw Housing Authority



Reno-Sparks Indian Colony


New York

Akwesasne Housing Authority


Cayuga Nation of New York


Oneida Dev. Corp. Indian Housing Authority


Seneca Nation Housing Authority


Shinnecock Indian Tribe of NY


North Carolina

Coharie Intra-Tribal Council, Inc.


Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina


Qualla Housing Authority



Kialegee Tribal Town



Umatilla Housing Authority


Rhode Island

Narragansett Indian Tribe of RI


South Carolina

ISWA Development Corporation



Port Gamble S Klallan



Ho-Chunk Housing Authority


Lac Courte Oreilles Housing Authority


Lac du Flambeau Chippewa Housing Authority



Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin


Oneida Tribe  of Indians of Wisconsin


Red Cliff Housing Authority


Sokaogon Chippewa Community


Stockbridge-Munsee Community of Wisconsin





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Elena Gaona
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