HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 12-034
Elena Gaona
(202) 708-0685
For Release
February 21, 2012


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced $108 million in additional Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) allocations to 68 tribes in 19 states. 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 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).


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

State Recipient
Alabama Poarch Band of Creek  Indians
Alaska Bering Straits Regional HA
Chilkat Indian Village
Louden Tribal Council
Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Council
Organized Village of Kwethluk
Tlingit-Haida Regional HA
California All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Cahuilla)
All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Morongo)
All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Pauma)
All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Santa Rosa)
All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Torres Martinez)
Cher-ae Heights Indian Comm of Trinidad Rancheria
Chuchansi Indian Housing Authority
Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians
Smith River Rancheria
Connecticut Mashantucket Pequot Tribe of CT
Florida Seminole Tribe of Florida
Iowa Sac and Fox Tribal Housing Authority
Maine Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians
Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians Housing Authority
Indian Township Passamaquoddy Housing Authority
Penobscot Tribe of Maine
Pleasant Point Reservation Housing
Michigan Bay Mills Indian Community
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Hannahville Potawatomie Housing
Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Housing
Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
Match E- Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe  of Michigan
Sault Ste Marie Housing Authority
Minnesota Bois Forte Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior
Grand Portage Housing Authority
Leech Lake Housing Authority
Lower Sioux Indian Housing Authority
Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
Upper Sioux Community Housing Authority
White Earth Reservation Housing Authority
Mississippi Choctaw Housing Authority
Nevada Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
New York Akwesasne Housing Authority
Cayuga Nation of New York
Oneida Dev. Corp. Indian Housing Authority
Seneca Nation Housing Authority
Shinnecock Indian Tribe of NY
North Carolina Coharie Intra-Tribal Council, Inc.
Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina
Qualla Housing Authority
Oklahoma Kialegee Tribal Town
Oregon Umatilla Housing Authority
Rhode Island Narragansett Indian Tribe of RI
South Carolina ISWA Development Corporation
Washington Port Gamble S Klallan
Wisconsin Ho-Chunk Housing Authority
Lac Courte Oreilles Housing Authority
Lac du Flambeau Chippewa Housing Authority
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Oneida Tribe  of Indians of Wisconsin
Red Cliff Housing Authority
Sokaogon Chippewa Community
Stockbridge-Munsee Community of Wisconsin


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