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HUD No. 02-21-12
Joseph J. Phillips
(678) 732-2943
For Release
February 21, 2012


ATLANTA - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced $16,540,740 in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) allocations to Coharie Intra-Tribal Council, Inc, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and Qualla Housing Authority in North Carolina. 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.

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.

"These funds are making a real difference in tribal communities each and every day," said HUD Southeast Regional Administrator Ed Jennings, Jr. "Projects include affordable housing, infrastructure upgrades, community lefts and safety programs that every community needs to thrive. These efforts are part of a broader commitment to ensure Native American communities can build their economies in response to their needs and as they see fit."

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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The following communities have received IHBG funds under the allocations announced today:

State Recipient
Alabama Poarch Band of Creek  Indians $1,859,361
Alaska Bering Straits Regional HA $6,392,638
Chilkat Indian Village $73,337
Louden Tribal Council $185,923
Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Council $1,388,953
Organized Village of Kwethluk $571,124
Tlingit-Haida Regional HA $7,987,740
California All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Cahuilla) $91,318
All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Morongo) $358,806
All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Pauma) $76,038
All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Santa Rosa) $66,767
All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Torres Martinez) $259,500
Cher-ae Heights Indian Comm of Trinidad Rancheria $50,399
Chuchansi Indian Housing Authority $1,027,229
Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians $406,238
Smith River Rancheria $890,885
Connecticut Mashantucket Pequot Tribe of CT $76,464
Florida Seminole Tribe of Florida $1,000,208
Iowa Sac and Fox Tribal Housing Authority $333,426
Maine Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians $607,727
Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians Housing Authority $505,206
Indian Township Passamaquoddy Housing Authority $964,356
Penobscot Tribe of Maine $1,020,008
Pleasant Point Reservation Housing $828,950
Massachusetts Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribal HA $466,435
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe $661,659
Michigan Bay Mills Indian Community $739,139
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians $1,235,785
Hannahville Potawatomie Housing $183,604
Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Housing $1,730,303
Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians $264,403
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians $281,105
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians $632,700
Match E- Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan $178,247
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi $580,760
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians $2,276,049
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe  of Michigan $1,066,187
Sault Ste Marie Housing Authority $4,733,376
Minnesota Bois Forte Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe $1,038,639
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior $3,667,479
Grand Portage Housing Authority $372,500
Leech Lake Housing Authority $3,871,817
Lower Sioux Indian Housing Authority $342,533
Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe $1,611,737
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians $3,808,917
Upper Sioux Community Housing Authority $396,477
White Earth Reservation Housing Authority $3,318,164
Mississippi Choctaw Housing Authority $3,192,729
Nevada Reno-Sparks Indian Colony $1,360,612
New York Akwesasne Housing Authority $2,145,883
Cayuga Nation of New York $419,766
Oneida Dev. Corp. Indian Housing Authority $193,304
Seneca Nation Housing Authority $2,440,314
Shinnecock Indian Tribe of NY $182,265
North Carolina Coharie Intra-Tribal Council, Inc. $540,310
Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina $13,048,620
Qualla Housing Authority $2,951,810
Oklahoma Kialegee Tribal Town $117,705
Oregon Umatilla Housing Authority $1,863,277
Rhode Island Narragansett Indian Tribe of RI $561,831
South Carolina ISWA Development Corporation $1,414,808
Washington Port Gamble S Klallan $892,230
Wisconsin Ho-Chunk Housing Authority $4,441,897
Lac Courte Oreilles Housing Authority $2,699,028
Lac du Flambeau Chippewa Housing Authority $1,476,336
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin $2,548,576
Oneida Tribe  of Indians of Wisconsin $3,738,660
Red Cliff Housing Authority $1,139,455
Sokaogon Chippewa Community $886,739
Stockbridge-Munsee Community of Wisconsin $508,223
  TOTAL: $109,244,994


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