HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 19-143
HUD Public Affairs
(202) 708-0685
For Release
September 25, 2019

Tribal HUD-VASH to assist Native American Veterans

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today renewed $2.9 million in grants to 25 Tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) that provide housing and supportive services to Native American Veterans who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. The Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) Program is a demonstration program that combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. See chart below.

"Our nation's Veterans have given so much to our country, it's now our duty to honor their sacrifices," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "The housing assistance and supportive services announced today will allow Tribes across the country to continue their important work of ensuring Native American Veterans have a safe place to call home."

In 2015, Congress authorized funding for a demonstration program in order to expand the HUD-VASH program into Indian Country. HUD was directed to coordinate with Tribes, TDHEs, and other appropriate tribal organizations on the design of this program, and to ensure the effective delivery of housing assistance and supportive services to eligible Native American Veterans. Since its inception, the demonstration program has awarded a total of $12.6 million.

The Tribal HUD-VASH awards announced today are:

Alaska Association of Village Council Presidents Bethel
  Cook Inlet Housing Authority Anchorage
  Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority Juneau
Arizona Hopi Tribal Housing Authority Polacca
  Navajo Housing Authority Window Rock
  San Carlos Apache Housing Authority Peridot
  Tohono O'odham Ki:Ki Association Sells
Minnesota Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe HA Cass Lake
  White Earth Housing Authority Waubun
Montana Blackfeet Housing Browning
North Carolina Lumbee Tribe of NC Pembroke
North Dakota Standing Rock Housing Authority Fort Yates
  Turtle Mountain Housing Authority Belcourt
New Mexico Zuni Housing Authority Zuni Pueblo
Oklahoma Cherokee Nation Tahlequah
  Cheyenne-Arapho Nation Clintom
  Choctaw Nation Housing Authority Hugo
  Muscogee Creek Nation Okmulgee
  Osage Nation Pawhuska
South Dakota Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Housing Authority Pine Ridge
  SWA Corporation Rosebud
Washington Colville Indian Housing Authority Nespelem
  Spokane Indian Housing Authority Wellpinit
  Yakama Nation Housing Authority Wapato
Wisconsin Oneida Nation Oneida


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