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February 8, 2012


ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $67,449,435 in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) allocations to 46 native villages and Tribes in Alaska. IHBG funds are distributed annually under a formula to eligible tribes and native villages or their tribally-designated housing entities for a range of affordable housing activities.

The awards are part of some $404 million distributed nationwide today. An additional $250 million in IHBG funds are still to be allocated among Native American communities throughout the country this year. IHBG funds are intended to primarily benefit low-income families living on Indian reservations or in other 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.

"Affordable housing is a critical need in Indian Country," said HUD Northwest Regional Administrator Mary McBride. "These HUD funds will assist tribes in meeting their housing needs through sustainable and innovative practices that reflect their culture, heritage, and environmental stewardship."

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).

The Alaskan native villages and tribes receiving awards today are:

Recipient City
Akiachak Native Community Akiachak $385,324
Aleutian Housing Authority Anchorage $2,979,113
Arctic Village Arctic Village $122,140
Asa'carsarmiut Tribal Council Mountain Village $317,441
AVCP Regional Housing Authority Bethel $15,026,840
Baranof Island Housing Authority Sitka $1,369,095
Bristol Bay Housing Authority Dillingham $5,368,430
Chalkyitsik Village Chalkyitsik $111,182
Chickaloon Native Village Chickaloon $116,204
Chilkoot Indian Village Haines $179,697
Cook Inlet Housing Authority Anchorage $15,682,433
Copper River Basion Regional HA Glennallen $2,089,641
Egegik Village Egegik $59,669
Emmonak Village Emmonak $347,096
Hoonah Indian Association Hoonah $262,745
Hydaburg Cooperative Association Hydaburg $170,793
Kenaitze Salamatof TDHE Kenai $798,573
Ketchikan Indian Corporation Ketchikan $975,510
Knik Tribe Wasilla $1,298,150
Kodiak Island Housing Authority Kodiak $4,165,319
Lime Village McGrath $50,399
Native Village of Eklutna Chugiak $50,399
Native Village of Eyak Cordova $123,703
Native Village of Fort Yukon Fort Yukon $481,439
Native Village of Karluk Karluk $50,399
Native Village of Kivalina Kivalina $261,149
Native Village of Kotzebue Kotzebue $1,143,415
Native Village of Ouzinkie Ouzinkie $94,702
Native Village of Selawik Selawik $418,715
Native Village of Tanacross Tanacross $152,303
Native Village of Tanana Tanana $244,643
Native Village of Tyonek Tyonek $126,641
Native Village of Unalakleet Unalakleet $374,088
Ninilchik Village Traditional Council Ninilchik $355,713
Nome Eskimo Community Nome $786,229
Nondalton Village Nondalton $175,606
North Pacific Rim Housing Authority Anchorage $2,854,987
Northwest Inupiat Housing Authority Kotzebue $4,774,257
Nulato Village Nulato $205,054
Orutsararmuit Native Village Bethel $1,823,146
Pedro Bay Village Pedro Bay $50,399
Pribilof Island Aleut Community of St. Paul Island St. Paul Island $307,602
Seldovia Village Tribe Seldovia $64,686
Stebbins Community Association Stebbins $403,874
Village of Sleetmute Sleetmute $99,050
Village of Venetie Venetie $151,442


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