HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 12-RVI-24
Patricia Campbell/Scott Hudman
(817) 978-5974/(713) 718-3107
For Release
February 8, 2012


OKLAHOMA CITY - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced $90,417,970 in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) allocations to 31 tribes in Oklahoma. 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).


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

Absentee Shawnee Housing Authority Shawnee $2,913,615
Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town Wetumka $108,768
Bah-Kho-Je(Iowa Tribe of OK)Housing Authority Perkins $92,952
Caddo Nation of Oklahoma Binger $562,688
Cherokee Nation Tahlequah $29,585,193
Chickasaw Nation Ada $12,091,390
Choctaw Nation Housing Authority Hugo $11,460,710
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Shawnee $2,140,404
Comanche Nation Housing Authority Lawton $2,374,838
Delaware Nation Anadarko $87,051
Eastern Shawnee Housing Authority Wyandotte $84,612
Housing Authority of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma Apache $97,771
Housing Authority of the Kaw Nation Newkirk $843,366
Housing Authority of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma Shawnee $1,745,012
HUD/Kiowa Tribe Oklahoma City $1,347,550
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma Housing Authority McLoud $512,825
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Miami $55,261
Muscogee Creek Nation Okmulgee $15,298,492
Pawnee Nation Housing Authority Pawnee $582,877
Peoria Housing Authority Miami $1,671,765
Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Quapaw $304,834
Seminole Nation Housing Authority Wewoka $1,615,791
Seneca Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma Grove $121,855
Shawnee Tribe Miami $50,399
Thlopthlocco Tribal Town Okemah $275,050
Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma Tonkawa $526,834
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma Tahlequah $889,334
Wichita Housing Authority Anadarko $474,217
Wyandotte Nation Wyandotte $563,175
Modoc Housing Authority Miami $123,013
Osage Nation Pawhuska $1,816,328


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