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Native American Tribes to Receive $660 Million for Housing


Affordable housing efforts for 587 Native American tribes in dozens of states have received a boost of $660 million in federal money, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced on Tuesday. US Department of Housing and Urban Development_298

The money is part of the Indian Housing Block Grant program, which is the single largest source of affordable housing help for Native American communities, HUD officials said. The money will go to low-income families on Indian reservations or in Alaska Native or American Indian communities.

Officials released the full list of tribes in 35 states that will receive money. For example, the Hopi Tribe in Arizona is set to receive more than $6.1 million to help members with housing. While the Pueblo of Zuni in New Mexico will receive more than $2.8 million, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in Mississippi will be able to use more than $3.1 million for housing.


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