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June 12, 2013

HUD ANNOUNCES $135.4 MILLION TO ALMOST 100 TRIBES & NATIVE VILLAGES IN ALASKA, IDAHO, OREGON & WASHINGTON

SEATTLE - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $135,473,734 to 96 tribes and native villages in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington state under HUD's Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program that annually distributes funds to eligible Indian tribes or their tribally designated housing entities for a broad range of affordable housing activities

Today's awards were part of a national announcement of $563 million in funding to 353 native organizations that represent 539 tribes across the country.

"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 Secretary Shaun Donovan. "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." 

"Tribes and villages are among HUD's most important partners," said HUD Northwest Regional Administrator Mary McBride. "These funds allow them to continue providing vital services and engaging in critical development activities that address the needs and priorities of some of our most vulnerable and underserved communities."

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.

Tribes and native villages in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington awarded IHBG funds today include:

ALASKA  Akiachak Native Community Akiachak
$337,509
  Aleutian Housing Authority Anchorage
$2,748,676
  Arctic Village Arctic Village
$107,023
  Asa'carsarmiut Tribal Council Mountain Village
$195,011
  AVCP Regional Housing Authority Bethel
$14,521,898
  Baranof Island Housing Authority Sitka
$858,318
  Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority Nome
$6,071,696
  Bristol Bay Housing Authority Dillingham
$3,473,396
  Chalkyitsik Village Chalkyitsik
$94,989
  Chickaloon Native Village Chickaloon
$74,022
  Chilkat Indian Village Haines
$66,600
  Chilkoot Indian Village Haines
$111,779
  Cook Inlet Housing Authority Anchorage
$14,480,518
  Copper River Basin Regional HA Glennallen
$1,534,874
  Egegik Village Egegik
$51,352
  Hoonah Indian Association Hoonah
$234,657
  Hydaburg Cooperative Association Hydaburg
$151,627
  Interior Regional Housing Authority Fairbanks
$7,282,302
  Kenaitze Salamatof TDHE Kenai
$711,916
  Ketchikan Indian Corporation Ketchikan
$865,652
  Knik Tribe Wasilla
$1,138,256
  Kodiak Island Housing Authority Kodiak
$4,346,251
  Lime Village McGrath
$47,763
  Louden Village Galena
$158,196
  Metlakatla Housing Authority Metlakatla
$1,389,162
  Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government Barrow
$1,258,145
  Native Village of Eklutna Chugiak
$47,763
  Native Village of Eyak Cordova
$106,656
  Native Village of Fort Yukon Fort Yukon
$409,261
  Native Village of Karluk Karluk
$47,763
  Native Village of Kivalina Kivalina
$228,425
  Native Village of Kotzebue Kotzebue
$1,000,471
  Native Village of Ouzinkie Ouzinkie
$81,573
  Native Village of Point Hope Point Hope
$280,927
  Native Village of Tanacross Tanacross
$131,483
  Native Village of Tanana Tanana
$215,021
  Native Village of Tyonek Tyonek
$110,823
  Native Village of Unalakleet Unalakleet
$328,922
  Ninilchik Village Traditional Council Ninilchik
$315,551
  Nome Eskimo Community Nome
$499,181
  Nondalton Village Nondalton
$151,938
  North Pacific Rim Housing Authority Anchorage
$2,049,211
  Northwest Inupiat Housing Authority Kotzebue
$4,028,744
  Nulato Village Nulato
$174,351
  Organized Village of Kwethluk Kwethluk
$362,684
  Orutsararmuit Native Village Bethel
$1,595,965
  Pedro Bay Village Pedro Bay
$47,763
  Pribilof Island Aleut Community of St. Paul Island St. Paul Island
$265,670
  Seldovia Village Tribe Seldovia
$57,585
  Stebbins Community Association Stebbins
$256,815
  Tagiugmiullu Nunamiullu Housing Authority Barrow
$4,115,028
  Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority Juneau
$5,215,298
  Village of Sleetmute Sleetmute
$86,835
  Village of Venetie Venetie
$132,900
ALASKA SUBTOTAL
 $84,656,195
IDAHO Coeur D'-Alene Tribal Housing Authority Plummer
$758,494
  Fort Hall Housing Authority Pocatello
$1,312,151
  Kootenai Tribe Bonners Ferry
$79,206
  Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority Lapwai
$1,074,093
IDAHO SUBTOTAL
$3,334,944
OREGON Burns Paiute Tribal Housing Authority Burns
$229,235
  Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Tribe Coos Bay
$739,688
  Coquille Housing Authority Coos Bay
$962,973
  Cow Creek Tribe Roseburg
$854,196
  Grand Ronde Tribal Housing Authority Grand Ronde
$2,865,605
  Klamath Indian Tribe Chiloquin
$2,106,291
  Siletz Tribe Siletz
$3,568,580
  Umatilla Tribe Pendleton
$1,755,413
  Warm Springs Housing Authority Warm Springs
$1,330,749
OREGON SUBTOTAL
$14,412,730
WASHINGTON Chehalis Tribal Housing Authority Oakville
$998,126
  Colville Housing Authority Nespelem
$3,413,289
  Cowlitz Tribal  Housing Authority Toledo
$1,446,761
  Hoh Indian Tribe Forks
$104,562
  Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Sequim
$264,718
  Kalispel Tribe Usk
$107,630
  Lower Elwha Housing Authority Port Angeles
$676,441
  Lummi Housing Authority Bellingham
$2,756,679
  Makah Tribe Neah Bay
$576,026
  Muckleshoot Housing Authority Auburn
$1,068,288
  Nisqually Indian Tribe Olympia
$575,440
  Nooksack Tribe Deming
$636,865
  Port Gamble S'Klallam Housing Authority Kingston
$866,929
  Puyallup Nation Housing Authority Tacoma
$2,310,608
  Quileute Housing Authority La Push
$649,322
  Quinault Housing Authority Taholah
$1,678,890
  Samish Indian Nation Anacortes
$474,660
  Sauk-Suiattle Tribe Darrington
$398,655
  Shoalwater Bay Tribe Tokeland
$246,619
  Skokomish Tribe Shelton
$610,914
  Snoqualmie Tribe Snoqualmie
$169,436
  Spokane Indian Housing Authority Wellpinit
$2,296,068
  Squaxin Island Tribe Shelton
$826,741
  Stillaguamish Tribal Housing Authority Arlington
$197,754
  Suquamish Tribe Suquamish
$704,222
  Swinomish Housing Authority La Conner
$788,021
  Tulalip Tribe Tulalip
$2,626,003
  Upper Skagit Tribe Sedro Woolley
$1,246,242
  Yakama Nation Housing Authority Wapato
$4,353,956
WASHINGTON SUBTOTAL
$33,069,865

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).

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