HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 16-133
Elena Gaona
(202) 708-0685
For Release
September 12, 2016


WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $56.5 million to 77 Native American communities throughout the country to improve housing conditions and stimulate community development for residents, including funding construction projects and local jobs. The grants are part of HUD's Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program, which supports a wide range of community development and affordable housing activities. See a list of award winners below, and read individual project summaries here.

"This investment will expand affordable housing and economic opportunities for families in Native American communities across the country," said HUD Principal Deputy Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, Lourdes Castro Ramírez. "We are proud to continue collaborating with tribal leaders to improve housing conditions and to lift up neighborhoods with vital new infrastructure and vibrant community spaces."

The ICDBG program was established in 1977 to help Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages meet their community development needs. Federally recognized Indian tribes, bands, groups or nations (including Alaska Indian, Aleuts and Eskimos,) Alaska Native villages, and eligible tribal organizations compete for this funding each year.

The goal of the program is to develop viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including neighborhoods with decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities. Communities can use the grants to rehab or build new housing; to buy land for housing; for infrastructure projects such as roads, water and sewer facilities; and to spur economic development including jobs.

This year's projects include building or fixing homes for many of the awardees. Other uses include theAll Mission Indian Housing Authorityof the La Jolla Reservation in California using $605,000 to provide the west side of its community with much needed water. To address the effects of the ongoing drought in California, the tribe has three water infrastructure improvements planned. Near Auburn, Washington, the Muckleshoot Housing Authoritywill use its $500,000 grant to improve 10 housing units, making them more energy-efficient and creating three jobs in the process. Near the City of El Reno, Oklahoma, the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe will use its $800,000 grant to construct the Concho Head Start Center which will include five classrooms and a large multi-purpose room to serve 57 low-income children and their familieswith programming to address their educational, emotional, social, cultural, health, nutritional, and psychological needs.

HUD administers seven programs that are specifically targeted to American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian individuals and families, and federally recognized tribal governments. HUD will provide $798 million in FY 2017 to fund programs that support housing and development initiatives in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. Through innovative programming, American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments have created sustainable and community-driven solutions to their housing and community development challenges.

ICDBG Grantees

State Recipient City Amount
Alaska Birch Creek Tribe Fairbanks $449,969
  Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes Juneau $600,000
  Curyung Tribal Council Dillingham $600,000
  Native Village of Fort Yukon Fort Yukon $600,000
  Native Village of Karluk Karluk $525,000
  Native Village of Nanwalek Nanwalek $600,000
  Native Village of Napaimute Bethel $600,000
  Nenana Native Assocation Nenana $450,036
  Organized Village of Saxman Ketchikan $600,000
  Petersburg Indian Association Petersburg $600,000
  Rampart Village Rampart $351,178
  Tanana Chiefs Conference Fairbanks $600,000
  Village of Dot Lake Dot Lake $450,207
Arizona Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians Fredonia $605,000
  Navajo Nation Window Rock $4,158,147
  Tohono O'odham KIKI Association Sells $2,750,000
California All Mission Indian Housing Authority (La Jolla) Temecula $605,000
  All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Santa Rosa) Temecula $605,000
  All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Torres Martinez) Temecula $605,000
  All Mission Indian Housing Authority (Viejas) Temecula $605,000
  Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria Loleta $605,000
  Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians Campo $605,000
  Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians Redwood Valley $605,000
  Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians Geyserville $605,000
  Fort Independence Indian Reservation Independence $605,000
  Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Santa Ysabel $605,000
  Karuk Tribe of California Happy Camp $605,000
  Moapa Indian Housing Authority Moapa $605,000
  Stewarts Point Rancheria Santa Rosa $605,000
  Tolowa Dee-Ni Nation Smith River $605,000
  Wiyot Tribe Loleta $605,000
Colorado Ute Mountain Ute Housing Authority Towaoc $825,000
Idaho Coeur d'Alene Tribal Housing Authority Plummer $438,100
Maine Aroostook Band of Mic Mac Presque Isle $600,000
Michigan Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Baraga $600,000
  Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Sault Ste Marie $600,000
Minnesota Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Cloquet $600,000
  White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa White Earth $600,000
Mississippi Mississippi Choctaw Housing Authority Neshoba $108,084
Missouri Eastern Shawnee Seneca $800,000
Montana Blackfeet Housing Authority Browning $1,000,000
  Chippewa Cree Housing Authority Box Elder $351,891
  Northern Cheyenne Tribal Housing Authority Lame Deer $1,000,000
  Salish-Kootenai Housing Authority Pablo $1,000,000
Nebraska Northern Ponca Housing Authority Norfolk $1,000,000
Nevada Washoe Housing Authority Gardnerville $490,000
New Mexico Pueblo de Cochiti Cochiti Pueblo $605,000
  Pueblo of Zuni Zuni Pueblo $2,200,000
New York Akwesasne Housing Authority Hogansburg $600,000
Oklahoma Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes Concho $800,000
  Chickasaw Nation Ada $800,000
  Choctaw Nation Durant $800,000
  Comanche Nation Housing Authority Lawton $765,488
  Delaware Nation - Western Anadarko $800,000
  Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Perkins $800,000
  Modoc Tribe Miami $800,000
  Osage Nation Pawhuska $800,000
  Pawnee Nation Pawnee $800,000
  Peoria Tribe Housing Authority Miami $800,000
  Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma Ponca City $800,000
  Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Quapaw $800,000
  Shawnee Tribe Miami $800,000
  Thlopthlocco Tribal Town Okemah $800,000
  Tonkawa Tribe Tonkawa $800,000
  Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma Wyandotte $678,768
Oregon Warm Springs Housing Authority Warm Springs $500,000
South Dakota Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Housing Authority Pine Ridge $1,000,000
Utah Goshute Housing Authority Ibapah $375,000
Washington Jamestown Tribe Sequim $500,000
  Lummi Nation Housing Authority Bellingham $500,000
  Muckleshoot Housing Authority Auburn $500,000
  Port Gamble S'Klallam Housing Authority Kingston $400,000
  Squaxin Island Tribe Shelton $230,264
Wisconsin Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Odanah $300,000
  Ho-Chunk Nation Tomah $600,000
Wyoming Eastern Shoshone Housing Authority Fort Washakie $1,000,000
  Northern Arapaho Tribal Housing Authority Ethete $1,000,000
    TOTAL: $56,582,132


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