Native Village Youth and Education News
September 2009

 

HUD Awards $18.4 Million for Native American Housing
Press Release
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WASHINGTON, DC: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently awarded grants totaling $18,399,323 to 10 tribes, Alaskan native villages and tribal organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The funds will help improve housing and stimulate community development.

NATIVE AMERICAN HOUSING BLOCK GRANT (NAHBG) PROGRAM

State

Grantee

Community

Amount

Alaska Chilkoot Indian Association Haines

$1,906,866

  Cook Inlet Housing Authority Anchorage

$5,000,000

Idaho Coeur d Alene Tribal Housing Authority Plummer

$2,000,000

Oregon Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Tribe Coos Bay

$1,998,800

Washington Kalispel Tribe Usk

$1,034,542

  Cowlitz Tribal Housing Authority Chehalis

$2,624,865

  Suquamish Tribe Suquamish

$1,902,448

 

INDIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (ICDBG) PROGRAM

State

Grantee

Community

Amount

Alaska Akiachak Native Community Akiachak

$299,215

  Chikoot Indian Association Haines

$432,587

  Yakutat Tlingit Tribe Yakatat

$600,000

Oregon Confederated Tribes of the Grand
Ronde Community of Oregon
Grand Ronde

$600,000

These awards were among 50 grants totaling $100,000,000 awarded nationally under the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) and Native American Housing Block Grant (NAHBG). Earlier this year, HUD allocated an additional $255,000,000 in Recovery Act funding to nearly 600 eligible tribes and tribal housing entities. The total Recovery Act investment for housing and community development in Indian Country is nearly $510,000,000.

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