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HUD Region VI: 11-125
Patricia Campbell
(817) 978-5974
For Release
June 30, 2011

Some $400 million still to be allocated among Native American communities nationwide this year

ALBUQUERQUE - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced $6,245,519 in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) allocations to 7 tribes in New Mexico (see list). 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 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.

"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."

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 New Mexico communities have received IHBG funds under the allocations announced today, with some $400 million in IHBG funds still left to be designated nationwide to tribes in FY2011:

New Mexico

Mescalero Apache Housing Authority


Pueblo of Zia


San Felipe Pueblo Housing Authority


Jicarilla Apache Housing Authority


Pueblo of Acoma Housing Authority


Pueblo of de Cochiti Housing Authority


Tamaya Housing Incorporated


TOTAL New Mexico



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