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HUD Region VI: 13-56
Patricia Campbell/Scott Hudman
(817) 978-5974/(713) 718-3107
Twitter: @HUDSouthwest
For Release
June 13
, 2013


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
Cherokee Nation Tahlequah $20,297,068
Chickasaw Nation Ada $11,376,029
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
Shawnee Tribe Miami $47,763
Thlopthlocco Tribal Town Okemah $241,255
Tonkawa Tribe Tonkawa $523,149
United Keetoowah Band of Indians Tahlequah $780,108
Wichita Housing Authority Anadarko $472,862
Wyandotte Nation Wyandotte $520,614


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