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February 8, 2012


ALBUQUERQUE - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced $14,695,962 in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) allocations to 18 tribes in New Mexico. 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. The state funds are part of more than $400 million distributed nationwide in funds today, and $250 million in IHBG funds are still to be allocated among Native American communities throughout the country this year. See the state and national funding charts below.

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 Secretary Shaun Donovan. "Projects include affordable housing, infrastructure upgrades, community centers 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).


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

New Mexico
Recipient City Amount
Isleta Pueblo Housing Authority Isleta $1,004,463
Jicarilla Apache Housing Authority Dulce $1,356,888
Laguna Housing Development & Management Enterprises Laguna $1,481,111
Nambe Pueblo Housing Authority Santa Fe $612,500
Northern Pueblos Hsg Authority Santa Fe $670,996
Okhay Owingeh Housing Authority Ohkay Owingeh $710,563
Pueblo of Acoma Housing Authority Acoma Pueblo $1,085,977
Pueblo of de Cochiti Housing Authority Cochiti Pueblo $307,017
Pueblo of Jemez Jemez Pueblo $555,986
Pueblo of Pojoaque Housing Corporation Santa Fe $203,990
Pueblo of Sandia Bernalillo $285,710
Pueblo of Zia Zia Pueblo $236,670
San Felipe Pueblo Housing Authority San Felipe Pueblo $582,351
Santa Clara Housing Authority Espanola $884,633
Santo Domingo Tribal Housing Authority Santo Domingo $984,831
Tamaya Housing Incorporated Santa Ana Pueblo $204,157
Taos Pueblo Housing Taos $487,904
Zuni Housing Authority Zuni $3,040,215


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