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HUD No. 19-174
HUD Press Office
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December 11, 2019

Funds will help construct approximately 1,200 new housing units

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development yesterday announced nearly $200 million in grant awards to 52 Native American Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) across the Nation for new housing construction, housing rehabilitation, and critical infrastructure projects. HUD announced the grants during the 2019 National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) Legal Symposium in Las Vegas.

[Secretary Ben Carson]

"HUD is excited for this new opportunity to better serve Native American communities through our government-to-government relationship with the Tribes," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "I look forward to seeing the new housing units and renovations the Tribes will complete with this much needed investment in affordable housing."

These grants will be awarded through HUD's Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program to help construct approximately 1,200 new housing units for low-income families living on Indian reservations or in other Indian areas, and spur economic opportunities in distressed communities to help our neediest families. Additionally, our Tribal partners are maximizing this investment by leveraging an estimated $90 million dollars in additional resources. Many of the grantees announced today are located in Opportunity Zones. Created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones aim to stimulate long-term investments in low-income communities.

"HUD is committed to working collaboratively to address housing needs with our Native American partners," said HUD Assistant Secretary Hunter Kurtz. "The IHBG program is a wonderful example of how HUD continues to invest in Tribal communities."

The IHBG competition was extremely competitive. HUD received almost 200 applications from eligible Native American Tribes and TDHEs. Today's awards are the result of a thoughtful and rigorous application process. The following 52 Tribes and TDHEs received grants:


State Grant Recipient Area Office Amount
Alaska Aleut Community of St. Paul Tribal Government + *AONAP $2,481,226
Alaska Aleutian Housing Authority +   $2,530,496
Alaska Cook Inlet Housing Authority   $5,000,000
Alaska Copper River Basin   $5,000,000
Alaska Gwichyaa Zhee Tribal Government (Native Village of Fort Yukon)   $1,520,000
New York Akwesasne Housing Authority *EWONAP $4,787,173
Michigan Bay Mills Indian Community   $1,823,713
Minnesota Lower Sioux Indian Housing Authority   $1,597,125
Wisconsin Red Cliff Chippewa Housing Authority   $4,845,656
Minnesota Red Lake Reservation Housing Authority +   $2,250,000
Michigan Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan   $3,967,260
Michigan Sault Tribe Housing Authority   $5,000,000
Montana Chippewa Cree *NPONAP $4,945,214
Montana Fort Peck Housing Authority +   $5,000,000
Wyoming Northern Arapaho Housing Authority Consolidated   $4,975,366
Nebraska Northern Ponca Housing Authority   $5,000,000
Montana Salish & Kootenai Housing Authority   $3,912,500
Colorado Southern Ute Indiana Housing Authority   $1,122,000
Washington Colville Indian Housing Authority *NWONAP $5,000,000
Oregon Coquille Indian Housing Authority +   $1,274,985
Oregon Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians   $3,775,933
Washington Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation +   $1,000,000
Washington Muckleshoot Indian Tribe dba Muckleshoot Housing Authority   $5,000,000
Washington Swinomish Housing Authority   $1,375,708
Washington Yakama Nation Housing Authority +   $5,000,000
Oklahoma Chickasaw Nation *SPONAP $5,000,000
Louisiana Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana   $3,860,725
Mississippi Choctaw Housing Authority +   $5,000,000
Oklahoma Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma   $3,000,000
Oklahoma Thlopthlocco Tribal Town   $2,818,428
Oklahoma Wyandotte Nation +   $1,385,745
Texas Ysleta del Sur Pueblo   $3,662,584
California All Mission Indian Housing Authority *SWONAP $5,000,000
California Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria   $1,474,673
California Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians   $4,998,446
California Enterprise Rancheria Indian Housing Authority   $4,953,094
California Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel   $4,624,017
New Mexico Jicarilla Apache Housing Authority +   $5,000,000
New Mexico Mescalero Apache Tribe Housing Department   $4,000,000
New Mexico Nambe Pueblo Housing Entity   $3,025,760
California North Fork Rancheria Indian Housing Authority   $5,000,000
New Mexico Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority   $5,000,000
California Ramona Band of Cahuilla   $2,540,000
New Mexico San Felipe Pueblo Housing Authority   $5,000,000
New Mexico Santo Domingo Tribal Housing Authority   $4,515,723
New Mexico Tamaya Housing, Inc   $4,824,139
Arizona Tohono O'odham Ki_Ki Housing Association   $5,000,000
California Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation   $5,000,000
California Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla +   $3,700,000
Arizona White Mountain Apache Housing Authority   $5,000,000
Nevada Winnemucca Indian Colony   $825,093
New Mexico Zuni Housing Authority   $5,000,000
    TOTAL $197,392,782

*HUD's Native American Program Area Offices include: Alaska (AONAP), Eastern/Woodlands (EWONAP) Northern Plains (NPONAP), Northwest (NWONAP), Southern Plains (SPONAP), and Southwest (SWONAP)

+Located in Opportunity Zone.


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