HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 11-002
Roger Jacobs
(605) 330-4223
For Release
June 30, 2011

Some $400 million still to be allocated among Native American communities nationwide this year

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced $3,166,402 in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) allocations to the Sisseton-Wahpeton Housing Authority in South Dakota. 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.

IHBG funds are intended to primarily benefit low-income families living on Indian reservations or in other American Indian 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.

"HUD recognizes the right of Indian self-determination and tribal self-governance by allowing the recipients the flexibility to design and implement appropriate, place-based housing programs, according to local needs and
customs," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. "In addition, these grants will help support jobs in areas where they are needed the most."

Regional Administrator Rick Garcia said, "The important IHBG funds will be used to help improve living conditions in
their affordable housing. The Sisseton-Wahpeton Housing Authority plans to use the funds to maintain their 475
rental units."

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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