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HUD No. 16-018
Elena Gaona
(202) 708 - 0685
http://www.hud.gov/news/index.cfm
FOR RELEASE
Friday
February 12, 2016
 

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

WASHINGTON – Today, 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