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June 12, 2013


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
  Aleutian Housing Authority Anchorage
  Arctic Village Arctic Village
  Asa'carsarmiut Tribal Council Mountain Village
  AVCP Regional Housing Authority Bethel
  Baranof Island Housing Authority Sitka
  Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority Nome
  Bristol Bay Housing Authority Dillingham
  Chalkyitsik Village Chalkyitsik
  Chickaloon Native Village Chickaloon
  Chilkat Indian Village Haines
  Chilkoot Indian Village Haines
  Cook Inlet Housing Authority Anchorage
  Copper River Basin Regional HA Glennallen
  Egegik Village Egegik
  Hoonah Indian Association Hoonah
  Hydaburg Cooperative Association Hydaburg
  Interior Regional Housing Authority Fairbanks
  Kenaitze Salamatof TDHE Kenai
  Ketchikan Indian Corporation Ketchikan
  Knik Tribe Wasilla
  Kodiak Island Housing Authority Kodiak
  Lime Village McGrath
  Louden Village Galena
  Metlakatla Housing Authority Metlakatla
  Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government Barrow
  Native Village of Eklutna Chugiak
  Native Village of Eyak Cordova
  Native Village of Fort Yukon Fort Yukon
  Native Village of Karluk Karluk
  Native Village of Kivalina Kivalina
  Native Village of Kotzebue Kotzebue
  Native Village of Ouzinkie Ouzinkie
  Native Village of Point Hope Point Hope
  Native Village of Tanacross Tanacross
  Native Village of Tanana Tanana
  Native Village of Tyonek Tyonek
  Native Village of Unalakleet Unalakleet
  Ninilchik Village Traditional Council Ninilchik
  Nome Eskimo Community Nome
  Nondalton Village Nondalton
  North Pacific Rim Housing Authority Anchorage
  Northwest Inupiat Housing Authority Kotzebue
  Nulato Village Nulato
  Organized Village of Kwethluk Kwethluk
  Orutsararmuit Native Village Bethel
  Pedro Bay Village Pedro Bay
  Pribilof Island Aleut Community of St. Paul Island St. Paul Island
  Seldovia Village Tribe Seldovia
  Stebbins Community Association Stebbins
  Tagiugmiullu Nunamiullu Housing Authority Barrow
  Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority Juneau
  Village of Sleetmute Sleetmute
  Village of Venetie Venetie
IDAHO Coeur D'-Alene Tribal Housing Authority Plummer
  Fort Hall Housing Authority Pocatello
  Kootenai Tribe Bonners Ferry
  Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority Lapwai
OREGON Burns Paiute Tribal Housing Authority Burns
  Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Tribe Coos Bay
  Coquille Housing Authority Coos Bay
  Cow Creek Tribe Roseburg
  Grand Ronde Tribal Housing Authority Grand Ronde
  Klamath Indian Tribe Chiloquin
  Siletz Tribe Siletz
  Umatilla Tribe Pendleton
  Warm Springs Housing Authority Warm Springs
WASHINGTON Chehalis Tribal Housing Authority Oakville
  Colville Housing Authority Nespelem
  Cowlitz Tribal  Housing Authority Toledo
  Hoh Indian Tribe Forks
  Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Sequim
  Kalispel Tribe Usk
  Lower Elwha Housing Authority Port Angeles
  Lummi Housing Authority Bellingham
  Makah Tribe Neah Bay
  Muckleshoot Housing Authority Auburn
  Nisqually Indian Tribe Olympia
  Nooksack Tribe Deming
  Port Gamble S'Klallam Housing Authority Kingston
  Puyallup Nation Housing Authority Tacoma
  Quileute Housing Authority La Push
  Quinault Housing Authority Taholah
  Samish Indian Nation Anacortes
  Sauk-Suiattle Tribe Darrington
  Shoalwater Bay Tribe Tokeland
  Skokomish Tribe Shelton
  Snoqualmie Tribe Snoqualmie
  Spokane Indian Housing Authority Wellpinit
  Squaxin Island Tribe Shelton
  Stillaguamish Tribal Housing Authority Arlington
  Suquamish Tribe Suquamish
  Swinomish Housing Authority La Conner
  Tulalip Tribe Tulalip
  Upper Skagit Tribe Sedro Woolley
  Yakama Nation Housing Authority Wapato

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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