The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is providing eight organizations with a total of $7.3 million in grants to improve housing conditions in American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.
The grantees will work directly with the 566 federally recognized Indian tribes and Native Alaskan villages that receive HUD Indian Housing Block Grants or Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grants to provide training and technical assistance related to their affordable housing plans. Funds from both programs are intended to primarily benefit low-income families living on Indian reservations or Alaskan and Hawaiian communities.
The funding is used for a range of affordable housing activities, including new construction, rehabilitation, acquisition, infrastructure and various support services. Housing can be either rental or homeownership.
‘I have seen firsthand how important our investment is in Indian Country and other Native lands to help them reach their housing and community development goals,’ says HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.