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HUD Region VI No. 13-57
Patricia Campbell/Scott Hudman
(817) 978-5974/(713) 718-3107
Twitter: @HUDSouthwest
For Release
June 13, 2013


ALBUQUERQUE - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded 19 New Mexico Native American communities $16,132,387. Provided through HUD's Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program, these funds are distributed annually to eligible Indian tribes or their tribally designated housing entities for a broad range of affordable housing activities. Nationally, a total of $563 million was awarded to 353 American Indian and Alaskan Native entities that represent 539 tribes across the U.S. A list of the New Mexico grantees and grant amounts follows.

"Hardworking American families in tribal communities should be able to live in communities where they have a fair shot to reach their potential," said HUD Region VI Acting Regional Administrator Mark Brezina. "The resources provided today will give these tribal communities the tools to maintain quality housing, prevent overcrowding, improve public safety and provide other basic building blocks of security and success."

IHBG funds primarily benefit hardworking families, living on reservations or in other Native American communities, who don't have the financial resources to maintain good homes, schools, or other key contributors to economic security. 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.

Indian communities can use the funding for a variety of housing activities, including building affordable housing; providing assistance to existing housing that was developed under the Indian Housing Program authorized by the U.S. Housing Act of 1937; or other activities that create new approaches to provide more affordable housing for Native Americans. The funding is also used to offer housing services to eligible families and individuals; and establish crime prevention and safety measures. The block grant approach to housing was established by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA).

The New Mexico grantees and amounts:

Isleta Pueblo Housing Authority Isleta $909,686
Jicarilla Apache Housing Authority Dulce $1,325,652
Laguna Housing Development & Management Enterprises Laguna $1,510,121
Mescalero Apache Housing Authority Mescalero $2,482,146
Nambe Pueblo Housing Authority Santa Fe $610,029
Northern Pueblos Hsg Authority Santa Fe $605,387
Okhay Owingeh Housing Authority Ohkay Owingeh $693,212
Pueblo of Acoma Housing Authority Acoma Pueblo $1,026,888
Pueblo of de Cochiti Housing Authority Cochiti Pueblo $294,842
Pueblo of Jemez Jemez Pueblo $505,966
Pueblo of Pojoaque Housing Corporation Santa Fe $195,322
Pueblo of Sandia Bernalillo $263,372
Pueblo of Zia Zia Pueblo $217,879
San Felipe Pueblo Housing Authority San Felipe Pueblo $377,219
Santa Clara Housing Authority Espanola $850,254
Santo Domingo Tribal Housing Authority Santo Domingo $917,792
Tamaya Housing Incorporated Santa Ana Pueblo $191,363
Taos Pueblo Housing Taos $458,719
Zuni Housing Authority Zuni $2,696,538


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