HUD Region VI: 13-56
Patricia Campbell/Scott Hudman
(817) 978-5974/(713) 718-3107
June 13, 2013
35 OKLAHOMA NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES RECEIVE $77 MILLION TO SUPPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING
OKLAHOMA CITY - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded 35 Oklahoma Native American communities $77,358,134. 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 Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma grantees and amounts:
|Bah-Kho-Je (Iowa Tribe of OK) Housing Authority||Perkins||$89,547|
|Delaware Nation (Western)||Anadarko||$84,170|
|Kialegee Tribal Town of Oklahoma||Wetumka||$88,899|
|Muscogee (Creek) Nation||Okmulgee||$13,736,974|
|Otoe-Missouria Tribe||Red Rock||$341,896|
|Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town||Wetumka||$93,987|
|Caddo Nation of Oklahoma||Binger||$502,427|
|Citizen Potawatomi Nation||Shawnee||$1,913,374|
|Comanche Nation Housing Authority||Lawton||$2,199,646|
|Fort Sill Apache Housing Authority||Apache||$90,372|
|Housing Authority of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe||Shawnee||$2,741,424|
|Housing Authority of the Chitimacha Tribe||Charenton||$97,486|
|Housing Authority of the Choctaw Nation||Hugo||$10,502,934|
|Housing Authority of the Peoria Tribe||Miami||$1,601,407|
|Housing Authority of the Sac and Fox Nation of MO||Reserve||$208,181|
|Housing Authority of the Seminole Nation||Wewoka||$1,167,582|
|HUD/Kiowa TDHE||Oklahoma City||$1,150,944|
|Kaw Nation Housing Authority||Newkirk||$789,401|
|Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma||McLoud||$464,473|
|Miami Tribe of Oklahoma||Miami||$50,633|
|Modoc Housing Authority||Miami||$121,254|
|Osage Nation of Oklahoma||Pawhuska||$1,658,773|
|Pawnee Nation Housing Authority||Pawnee||$536,451|
|Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma||Ponca City||$887,003|
|Quapaw Tribe of OK||Quapaw||$278,963|
|Sac and Fox of OK Housing Authority||Shawnee||$1,589,922|
|Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma||Grove||$111,163|
|Thlopthlocco Tribal Town||Okemah||$241,255|
|United Keetoowah Band of Indians||Tahlequah||$780,108|
|Wichita Housing Authority||Anadarko||$472,862|
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