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HUD No. 21-155
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Wednesday
September 22, 2021

HUD AWARDS $4.4 MILLION TO 28 TRIBES TO PROVIDE PERMANENT HOMES FOR NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS
Grants will provide housing for Native American Veterans experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has awarded $4.4 million in Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) grants to 28 Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs). This includes $1.0 million in expansion grants that will help house approximately 95 additional Veterans. The expansion grants were awarded to three existing Tribal HUD-VASH grant recipients and two new Tribal HUD-VASH grant recipients, Apsaalooke Nation Housing Authority and Fort Hall Housing Authority.

The Tribal HUD-VASH program provides housing and supportive services to Native American Veterans who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness by combining rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by the VA. (See chart below.)

“Our nation’s Veterans made the ultimate sacrifice and are more than deserving of a decent and stable place to call home,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “These grants allow Tribes to provide housing and supportive services to Native American Veterans and their families. Today’s announcement includes a strong expansion of this vital program that allows us to serve even more individuals in need.”

“It is exciting to see the growth of this program that serves American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans struggling with homelessness,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough. “The expansion of existing programs and inclusion of additional Tribal locations means that Veterans will have access to housing and case management supportive services close to home. These services reinforce the value of caring for our Veterans who courageously served our great nation.”

In 2015, Congress authorized funding for a Tribal 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 program has housed almost 600 Native American Veterans and has provided case management services to many more. Tribes will be able to reach more Veterans with today’s expansion of the program.

The FY 2021 Tribal HUD-VASH awards announced today are:

Renewals

Grantee Name
State
Amount of Renewal Award
AVCP Housing
AK
$55,044
Cook Inlet Housing Authority
AK
$150,655
Tlingit & Haida Regional Housing Authority
AK
$173,253
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Housing Authority
MN
$63,370
Lumbee Tribe of NC
NC
$178,529
Oneida Nation of WI
WI
$114,965
White Earth Housing Authority
MN
$66,050
Blackfeet Housing Authority
MT
$210,584
Oglala Sioux Housing Authority
SD
$69,925
Rosebud Sioux Tribe
SD
$33,323
Standing Rock Housing Authority
ND
$86,538
Turtle Mountain Housing Authority
ND
$110,516
Colville Indian Housing Authority
WA
$36,765
Spokane Indian Housing Authority
WA
$171,630
Warm Springs Housing Authority
OR
$42,121
Yakama Nation Housing Authority
WA
$140,590
Cherokee Nation
OK
$86,484
Cheyenne & Arapaho
OK
$148,128
Choctaw Housing Authority
OK
$104,148
Muskogee Creek Nation
OK
$163,012
Osage Nation
OK
$131,714
Navajo Housing Authority
AZ
$281,152
Hopi Housing Authority
AZ
$188,403
San Carlos Housing Authority
AZ
$80,946
Tohono O’odham – KIKI Association
AZ
$417,931
Zuni Housing Authority
NM
$71,286
 
Total
$3,377,062

 

Expansions

Grantee Name
State
Amount of Expansion Award
Apsaalooke Nation Housing Authority (Crow)
MT
$222,900
Fort Hall Housing Authority
ID
$133,320
Lumbee Land Development, Inc.
NC
$197,130
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
OK
$325,332
Tlingit & Haida Regional Housing Authority
AK
$143,136
 
Total
$1,021,818


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