Jane Goin, Public Affairs
May 20, 2004
BUSH ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES $1.4 MILLION IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDS FOR THE UTE MOUNTAIN UTE INDIAN HOUSING
DENVER - Ute Mountain Ute Indian Housing Authority will receive $1,406,445 in federal assistance to promote affordable housing, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson announced today.
grants do so much good for so many people," Jackson said. "This
money helps Native American communities
do the critical work of providing affordable housing and helping our most vulnerable neighbors."
funding announced today is provided through HUD's Indian Housing
Block Grant (IHBG) Program, which provides tribes or tribally designated
housing entities (TDHEs) with funds for a full range of affordable
housing programs, including housing development; modernization;
management services and operating assistance; housing counseling;
crime prevention; and safety training and technical assistance.
The block grant approach to housing for Native Americans was created
in 1996, when the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination
(NAHASDA) was passed by Congress, giving tribes the authority to determine how funds should be used to address the specific needs of their communities.
is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership,
particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities
for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly,
people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department
also promotes economic and community development as
well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and espanol.hud.gov.