The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has recently announced that more than $794 million in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula funding is available for eligible Native American Tribes, Alaska Native Villages, and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs). These funds will be allocated toward the development and operation of low-income housing in Tribal communities. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how these grants will benefit these communities.
Commitment to Thriving Tribal Communities
As Secretary Marcia L. Fudge expressed, “HUD is committed to supporting our Tribal communities by providing resources that will help persons living in those neighborhoods thrive.” The grants not only aim to create affordable housing but also to provide much-needed services and solutions to complex issues. This funding will play a significant role in assisting individuals and families living in Tribal communities to access safe, decent, and affordable housing.
Affordable Housing Activities
The IHBG program is a formula grant that provides affordable housing activities such as housing development, operation, and modernization of existing housing, housing services to eligible families and individuals, crime prevention and safety, and model activities that provide creative approaches to solving affordable housing challenges.
The eligible Native American Tribes, Alaska Native Villages, and TDHEs will be able to utilize these grants to improve the living conditions in their respective communities. It will also provide opportunities for these entities to implement programs that offer innovative solutions to the unique affordable housing challenges they face.
List of Grantees
The nearly 600 grantees that are eligible for the Indian Housing Block Grant formula funding can be found on the list provided by HUD. You can also view the list of grantees on the ONAP Codetalk IHBG Formula website.