The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Friday awarded $14,882,662 in grants to more than a dozen Native American tribes in Nevada for the development and operation of affordable housing.
The awards are part of HUD’s Indian Housing Block Grant Program (IHBG) Program, a nationally competitive program that supports a wide range of community development and affordable housing activities on Indian reservations, from new housing for individual families to community amenities like rec centers or crime prevention and safety.
How the grants are used in each community is at the discretion of the tribes. In the past, tribes in Nevada have used funds to help seniors age in place by improving accessibility. Others have provided weatherization or built new housing.
Nevada Democratic Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen applauded the HUD award.
“When families have safe, affordable housing, our communities thrive,” said the senators in a joint statement. “These grants will provide Native American communities across Nevada with vital resources to develop and maintain quality, affordable housing units. These critical investments will improve the quality of life for families throughout the Silver State. We’ll keep fighting to ensure Nevada’s tribes receive the full funding they deserve.”
The Nevada grant funds will be awarded as follows:
|Duck Valley Shoshone – Paiute Tribes||$2,161,459|
|Duckwater Shoshone Tribe||$506,399|
|Ely Shoshone Tribe||$622,219|
|Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe||$1,333,865|
|Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes||$514,300|
|Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians||$74,594|
|Lovelock Paiute Tribe||$139,821|
|Moapa Band of Paiute Indians||$414,148|
|Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe||$1,656,674|
|Reno-Sparks Indian Colony||$1,249,896|
|Summit Lake Paiute Tribe||$74,594|
|Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians||$1,324,120|
|Walker River Paiute Tribe||$2,059,869|
|Winnemucca Indian Colony||$74,594|
|Yerington Paiute Tribe||$753,903|
|Yomba Shoshone Tribe||$307,756|