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HUD IX No. 13-50
Gene Gibson
(415) 489-6414
www.hud.gov/california
FOR RELEASE
Monday
August 26, 2013

HUD AWARDS $6.2 MILLION TO 11 NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES IN CALIFORNIA
 Funding to support community development and affordable housing

SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and HUD Region IX Regional Administrator Ophelia Basgal today announced $6.2 million in funding to 11 Native American tribes in California to improve or create housing and economic development opportunities for low- to moderate-income families. 

The grants are awarded through HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program, and will benefit the following tribal communities:

State

Recipient

City

Amount

California

All Mission Indian Housing Authority (La Jolla)

Temecula

$567,530

 

All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Pauma)

Temecula

$566,933

 

All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Torres Martinez)

Temecula

$569,304

 

All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Viejas)

Temecula

$568,006

 

Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria

Loleta

$605,000

 

Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians

Anza

$605,000

 

Chemehuevi Indian Tribe

Havasu Lake

$605,000

 

Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians

Oroville

$555,164

 

North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians

North Fork

$344,191

 

Quartz Valley Reservation

Fort Jones

$605,000

 

Susanville Indian Rancheria

Susanville

$605,000

 

 

TOTAL

$6,196,128

Today’s awards are part of the $53.6 million in ICDBG funds HUD will award competitively across the United States in 2013.

 “These funds help Native American communities create sustainable, community-driven solutions to the challenges they face,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “They are investments in the future that improve, preserve and expand the supply of decent, affordable housing, as well as expand economic opportunities for some of the most vulnerable fellow citizens.” 

“Native American villages and tribal organizations are using ICDBG funds to meet their most pressing housing and community development needs,” said HUD Regional Administrator Ophelia Basgal.  “These grants will address unique challenges faced by tribes in remote areas which may also be experiencing severe weather conditions and an extremely short construction season.” 

HUD’s 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. 

ICDBG 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 convenience stores/gas stations. 

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