Funds will help construct approximately 1,200 new housing units

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:


StateGrant RecipientArea OfficeAmount
AlaskaAleut Community of St. Paul Tribal Government +*AONAP$2,481,226
AlaskaAleutian Housing Authority +$2,530,496
AlaskaCook Inlet Housing Authority$5,000,000
AlaskaCopper River Basin$5,000,000
AlaskaGwichyaa Zhee Tribal Government (Native Village of Fort Yukon)$1,520,000
New YorkAkwesasne Housing Authority*EWONAP$4,787,173
MichiganBay Mills Indian Community$1,823,713
MinnesotaLower Sioux Indian Housing Authority$1,597,125
WisconsinRed Cliff Chippewa Housing Authority$4,845,656
MinnesotaRed Lake Reservation Housing Authority +$2,250,000
MichiganSaginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan$3,967,260
MichiganSault Tribe Housing Authority$5,000,000
MontanaChippewa Cree*NPONAP$4,945,214
MontanaFort Peck Housing Authority +$5,000,000
WyomingNorthern Arapaho Housing Authority Consolidated$4,975,366
NebraskaNorthern Ponca Housing Authority$5,000,000
MontanaSalish & Kootenai Housing Authority$3,912,500
ColoradoSouthern Ute Indiana Housing Authority$1,122,000
WashingtonColville Indian Housing Authority*NWONAP$5,000,000
OregonCoquille Indian Housing Authority +$1,274,985
OregonCow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians$3,775,933
WashingtonKalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation +$1,000,000
WashingtonMuckleshoot Indian Tribe dba Muckleshoot Housing Authority$5,000,000
WashingtonSwinomish Housing Authority$1,375,708
WashingtonYakama Nation Housing Authority +$5,000,000
OklahomaChickasaw Nation*SPONAP$5,000,000
LouisianaChitimacha Tribe of Louisiana$3,860,725
MississippiChoctaw Housing Authority +$5,000,000
OklahomaModoc Tribe of Oklahoma$3,000,000
OklahomaThlopthlocco Tribal Town$2,818,428
OklahomaWyandotte Nation +$1,385,745
TexasYsleta del Sur Pueblo$3,662,584
CaliforniaAll Mission Indian Housing Authority*SWONAP$5,000,000
CaliforniaBear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria$1,474,673
CaliforniaDry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians$4,998,446
CaliforniaEnterprise Rancheria Indian Housing Authority$4,953,094
CaliforniaIipay Nation of Santa Ysabel$4,624,017
New MexicoJicarilla Apache Housing Authority +$5,000,000
New MexicoMescalero Apache Tribe Housing Department$4,000,000
New MexicoNambe Pueblo Housing Entity$3,025,760
CaliforniaNorth Fork Rancheria Indian Housing Authority$5,000,000
New MexicoOhkay Owingeh Housing Authority$5,000,000
CaliforniaRamona Band of Cahuilla$2,540,000
New MexicoSan Felipe Pueblo Housing Authority$5,000,000
New MexicoSanto Domingo Tribal Housing Authority$4,515,723
New MexicoTamaya Housing, Inc$4,824,139
ArizonaTohono O’odham Ki_Ki Housing Association$5,000,000
CaliforniaTolowa Dee-ni’ Nation$5,000,000
CaliforniaTorres Martinez Desert Cahuilla +$3,700,000
ArizonaWhite Mountain Apache Housing Authority$5,000,000
NevadaWinnemucca Indian Colony$825,093
New MexicoZuni Housing Authority$5,000,000

*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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