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June 23, 2011

More than $400 million in grants still to be allocated among Native American communities this year

ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded a total of $64,199,303 to 32 tribal housing organizations and native villages in Alaska (see list below) to help address their affordable housing needs.

Today's awards were part of nearly $210 million in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula allocations to 146 tribes in 25 states across the country. These funds are distributed each year based on a formula to eligible Indian tribes or their tribally designated housing entities for a range of affordable housing activities.

"HUD recognizes the right of Indian self-determination and tribal self-governance by allowing the recipients the flexibility to design and implement appropriate, place-based housing programs, according to local needs and
customs," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. "In addition, these grants will help support jobs in areas where they are needed the most."

"Just as there is a pressing need for more affordable housing in America's cities and towns, there is a need on tribal lands and in native villages," said HUD's Northwest Regional Administrator Mary McBride. "These critical IHBG formula allocations will provide tribal organizations with some of the funds they need for developing creative and effective ways to address those considerable needs."

IHBG funds are intended to primarily benefit low-income families living on Indian reservations or in other American Indian communities. 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.

Today's IHBG grants went to the following Alaska tribal organizations and native villages:

Asa'carsarmiut Tribal Council $325,999
Baranof Island Housing Authority $1,353,307
Bristol Bay Housing Authority $5,504,068
Chilkoot Indian Association $186,011
Cook Inlet Housing Authority $15,652,530
Copper River Basion Regional HA $2,109,085
Hydaburg Cooperative Association $171,359
Interior Regional Housing Authority $8,491,508
Knik Tribe $1,191,300
Kodiak Island Housing Authority $4,196,235
Lime Village $50,006
Metlakatla Housing Authority $1,447,179
Native Village of Eklutna $50,006
Native Village of Eyak $128,057
Native Village of Fort Yukon $493,340
Native Village of Karluk $50,006
Native Village of Kotzebue $1,140,316
Native Village of Ouzinkie $96,074
Native Village of Point Hope $423,170
Native Village of Selawik $417,473
Native Village of Tyonek $127,511
Native Village of Unalakleet $371,735
Ninilchik Village Traditional Council $358,390
Nome Eskimo Community $783,276
Nondalton Village $178,270
North Pacific Rim Housing Authority $2,840,298
Northwest Inupiat Housing Authority $4,777,607
Organized Village of Kwethluk $568,756
Orutsararmuit Native Council $1,817,727
Sleetmute Traditional Council $98,595
Stebbins Housing Authority $401,816
Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority $8,398,283

Eligible activities for the funds include housing development, assistance to housing developed under the Indian Housing Program, housing services to eligible families and individuals, crime prevention and safety, and model
activities that provide creative approaches to solving affordable housing problems. The block grant approach to housing was enabled by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA).


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