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HUD No. 19-143
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Wednesday
September 25, 2019

HUD AWARDS $2.9 MILLION TO 25 TRIBES TO PROVIDE HOUSING FOR NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
Tribal HUD-VASH to assist Native American Veterans


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today renewed $2.9 million in grants to 25 Tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) that provide housing and supportive services to Native American Veterans who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. The Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) Program is a demonstration program that combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. See chart below.

“Our nation’s Veterans have given so much to our country, it’s now our duty to honor their sacrifices,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “The housing assistance and supportive services announced today will allow Tribes across the country to continue their important work of ensuring Native American Veterans have a safe place to call home.”

In 2015, Congress authorized funding for a demonstration program in order to expand the HUD-VASH program into Indian Country. HUD was directed to coordinate with Tribes, TDHEs, and other appropriate tribal organizations on the design of this program, and to ensure the effective delivery of housing assistance and supportive services to eligible Native American Veterans. Since its inception, the demonstration program has awarded a total of $12.6 million.

The Tribal HUD-VASH awards announced today are:

State
Tribe
Community
Amount
Alaska Association of Village Council Presidents Bethel
$30,919
  Cook Inlet Housing Authority Anchorage
$178,427
  Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority Juneau
$227,667
Arizona Hopi Tribal Housing Authority Polacca
$93,691
  Navajo Housing Authority Window Rock
$160,721
  San Carlos Apache Housing Authority Peridot
$102,645
  Tohono O'odham Ki:Ki Association Sells
$213,089
Minnesota Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe HA Cass Lake
$46,389
  White Earth Housing Authority Waubun
$79,907
Montana Blackfeet Housing Browning
$162,814
North Carolina Lumbee Tribe of NC Pembroke
$167,598
North Dakota Standing Rock Housing Authority Fort Yates
$62,833
  Turtle Mountain Housing Authority Belcourt
$58,487
New Mexico Zuni Housing Authority Zuni Pueblo
$117,482
Oklahoma Cherokee Nation Tahlequah
$110,321
  Cheyenne-Arapho Nation Clintom
$57,169
  Choctaw Nation Housing Authority Hugo
$117,074
  Muscogee Creek Nation Okmulgee
$182,204
  Osage Nation Pawhuska
$136,436
South Dakota Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Housing Authority Pine Ridge
$76,890
  SWA Corporation Rosebud
$47,676
Washington Colville Indian Housing Authority Nespelem
$58,281
  Spokane Indian Housing Authority Wellpinit
$164,395
  Yakama Nation Housing Authority Wapato
$108,846
Wisconsin Oneida Nation Oneida
$159,383
     
 
    TOTAL
$2,921,344
 

 

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