HUD awards nearly $15 million to tribes in Nevada

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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:

Recipient

 

Amount
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
Washoe Tribe$1,614,451
Winnemucca Indian Colony$74,594
Yerington Paiute Tribe$753,903
Yomba Shoshone Tribe$307,756

 

Jeniffer Solis
Reporter | Jeniffer was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where she attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before graduating in 2017 with a B.A in Journalism and Media Studies. While at UNLV she was a senior staff writer for the student newspaper, the UNLV Scarlet and Gray Free Press, and a news reporter for KUNV 91.5 FM, covering everything from the Route 91 shooting to UNLV housing. She has also contributed to the UNLV News Center and worked as a production engineer for several KUNV broadcasts before joining the Nevada Current. She’s an Aries.