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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

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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