HUD No. PH004-034|
August 12, 2004
BUSH ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES $1.4 MILLION IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDS TO THREE NEVADA INDIAN COMMUNITIES
RENO, NV - Three Native American communities
in Nevada will receive a total of $1,479,220 in federal assistance to promote
affordable housing, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson announced
making today's announcement, HUD's Regional Director Richard K. Rainey said the funding signals HUD's commitment
to helping local communities design their own plan to help lower income families.
"These resources are evidence of the HUD's continuing commitment to provide communities with the resources they need to meet the particular needs of their residents," said Rainey. "The funding we announce today is an investment in their future."
The grants, under the Indian Housing Block Grant program, are made to:
|Summit Lake Paiute Tribe|
|Yomba Shoshone Tribe|
Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program allows tribes or tribally designated
housing entities (TDHEs) to
provide a range of affordable housing activities. The block grant approach to housing for Native Americans was enabled by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) of 1996. This single needs-based grant empowers the Tribe with the responsibility of determining how the funds should be used to
address the needs specific to its communities. Among other things, the funds may be used for housing development, modernization, management services and operating assistance, housing counseling, crime prevention and safety, training and technical assistance.
is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly
among minorities, creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans,
supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with
AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development as well
enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet.