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15 Alaska Tribes to Receive Over $5 million
in Indian Housing Block Grants
Local tribes receive largest grants


September 10, 2004

Ketchikan, Alaska - Alaska Congressman Don Young recently announced the release of over $5 million in Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These grants will go to 15 of Alaska's 229 tribes. Of the 15 tribes, the largest recipients are the Ketchikan Indian Corporation receiving $1,168,627 and the Metlakatla Housing Authority receiving $1,437,591.

"These grants are vital to Alaska's tribes to help with the production and rehabilitation of housing and other community development issues in villages across the state. This funding helps Alaska Native tribes do critical work within their communities," said Congressman Young.

The funding announced falls under HUD's Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program, which provides tribes or tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) with funds for a full range of affordable housing programs, including housing development; modernization; management services and operating assistance; housing counseling; crime prevention; and safety training and technical assistance. The block grant approach to housing for Native Americans was created in 1996, when the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) was passed by Congress, giving tribes the authority to determine how funds should be used to address the specific needs of their communities.

The 15 tribes receiving the NAHASDA grants:

Chalkyitsik Village     $131,844
Chevak Native Village   499,120
Hoonah Indian Association      288,771
Ketchikan Indian Corporation      1,168,627
Metlakatla Housing Authority      1,437,591
Native Village of Pilot Point      72,153
Native Village of Stevens      108,210
Native Village of Unalakleet      371,533
Noorvik Native Community     303,460
Pedro Bay Village      26,359
Rampart Village     63,671
Stebbins Community Association      398,995
Village of Illiamna      41,462
Village of Sleetmute      97,264
Native Village of Tanana      291,178
   $ 5,300,238

Other NAHASDA grants have been previously awarded or are pending approval of Indian Housing Plans.


Source of News:

Office of Congressman Don Young
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