is the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program?
The Indian Housing Block
Grant Program (IHBG) is a formula grant that provides a range of affordable housing
activities on Indian reservations and Indian areas. The block grant approach to
housing for Native Americans was enabled by the Native American Housing Assistance
and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA).
Eligible IHBG recipients
are Federally recognized Indian tribes or their tribally designated housing entity
(TDHE), and a limited number of state recognized tribes who were funded under
the Indian Housing Program authorized by the United States Housing Act of 1937
(USHA). With the enactment of NAHASDA, Indian tribes are no longer eligible for
assistance under the USHA.
An eligible recipient must submit to HUD an Indian
Housing Plan (IHP) each year to receive funding. At the end of each year, recipients
must submit to HUD an Annual Performance Report (APR) reporting on their progress
in meeting the goals and objectives included in their IHPs.
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.