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Thursday
June 13, 2013

 35 OKLAHOMA NATIVE AMERCIAN COMMUNITIES RECEIVE $77 MILLION TO SUPPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING

OKLAHOMA CITY – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded 35 Oklahoma Native American communities $77,358,134.  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 Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma grantees and amounts:

Bah-Kho-Je (Iowa Tribe of OK) Housing Authority

Perkins

$89,547

Delaware Nation (Western)

Anadarko

$84,170

Kialegee Tribal Town of Oklahoma

Wetumka

$88,899

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Okmulgee

$13,736,974

Otoe-Missouria Tribe

Red Rock

$341,896

Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town

Wetumka

$93,987

Caddo Nation of Oklahoma

Binger

$502,427

Cherokee Nation

Tahlequah

$20,297,068

Chickasaw Nation

Ada

$11,376,029

Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Shawnee

$1,913,374

Comanche Nation Housing Authority

Lawton

$2,199,646

Fort Sill Apache Housing Authority

Apache

$90,372

Housing Authority of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe

Shawnee

$2,741,424

Housing Authority of the Chitimacha Tribe

Charenton

$97,486

Housing Authority of the Choctaw Nation

Hugo

$10,502,934

Housing Authority of the Peoria Tribe

Miami

$1,601,407

Housing Authority of the Sac and Fox Nation of MO

Reserve 

$208,181

Housing Authority of the Seminole Nation

Wewoka

$1,167,582

HUD/Kiowa TDHE

Oklahoma City

$1,150,944

Kaw Nation Housing Authority

Newkirk

$789,401

Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma

McLoud

$464,473

Miami Tribe of Oklahoma

Miami

$50,633

Modoc Housing Authority

Miami

$121,254

Osage Nation of Oklahoma

Pawhuska

$1,658,773

Pawnee Nation Housing Authority

Pawnee

$536,451

Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma

Ponca City

$887,003

Quapaw Tribe of OK

Quapaw

$278,963

Sac and Fox of OK Housing Authority

Shawnee

$1,589,922

Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma

Grove

$111,163

Shawnee Tribe

Miami

$47,763

Thlopthlocco Tribal Town

Okemah

$241,255

Tonkawa Tribe

Tonkawa

$523,149

United Keetoowah Band of Indians

Tahlequah

$780,108

Wichita Housing Authority

Anadarko

$472,862

Wyandotte Nation

Wyandotte

$520,614

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