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HUD Reg. VI:  13-57
Patricia Campbell/Scott Hudman
(817) 978-5974/(713) 718-3107
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FOR RELEASE
Thursday
June 12, 2013

19 NEW MEXICO NATIVE AMERCIAN COMMUNITIES RECEIVE $16 MILLION TO SUPPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING

ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded 19 New Mexico Native American communities $16,132,387.  Provided through HUD’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program, these funds are distributed annually to eligible Indian tribes or their tribally designated housing entities for a broad range of affordable housing activities.  Nationally, a total of $563 million was awarded to 353 American Indian and Alaskan Native entities that represent 539 tribes across the U.S.  A list of the New Mexico grantees and grant amounts follows. 

“Hardworking American families in tribal communities should be able to live in communities where they have a fair shot to reach their potential,” said HUD Region VI Acting Regional Administrator Mark Brezina. “The resources provided today will give these tribal communities the tools to maintain quality housing, prevent overcrowding, improve public safety and provide other basic building blocks of security and success.” 

IHBG funds primarily benefit hardworking families, living on reservations or in other Native American communities, who don’t have the financial resources to maintain good homes, schools, or other key contributors to economic security.  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.

Indian communities can use the funding for a variety of housing activities, including building affordable housing; providing assistance to existing housing that was developed under the Indian Housing Program authorized by the U.S. Housing Act of 1937; or other activities that create new approaches to provide more affordable housing for Native Americans. The funding is also used to offer housing services to eligible families and individuals; and establish crime prevention and safety measures.  The block grant approach to housing was established by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA).

The New Mexico grantees and amounts: 

Isleta Pueblo Housing Authority

Isleta

$909,686

Jicarilla Apache Housing Authority

Dulce

$1,325,652

Laguna Housing Development & Management Enterprises

Laguna

$1,510,121

Mescalero Apache Housing Authority

Mescalero

$2,482,146

Nambe Pueblo Housing Authority

Santa Fe

$610,029

Northern Pueblos Hsg Authority

Santa Fe

$605,387

Okhay Owingeh Housing Authority

Ohkay Owingeh

$693,212

Pueblo of Acoma Housing Authority

Acoma Pueblo

$1,026,888

Pueblo of de Cochiti Housing Authority

Cochiti Pueblo

$294,842

Pueblo of Jemez

Jemez Pueblo

$505,966

Pueblo of Pojoaque Housing Corporation

Santa Fe

$195,322

Pueblo of Sandia

Bernalillo

$263,372

Pueblo of Zia

Zia Pueblo

$217,879

San Felipe Pueblo Housing Authority

San Felipe Pueblo

$377,219

Santa Clara Housing Authority

Espanola

$850,254

Santo Domingo Tribal Housing Authority

Santo Domingo

$917,792

Tamaya Housing Incorporated

Santa Ana Pueblo

$191,363

Taos Pueblo Housing

Taos

$458,719

Zuni Housing Authority

Zuni

$2,696,538

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