Seventeen Native and Tribal communities in Nevada will receive more than $10 million in federal funding to develop affordable housing within their communities, as a result of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
The new funding will deliver immediate relief for hard-hit Native American families and support Tribal Nations as they develop, maintain, and operate affordable housing while working toward economic recovery.
The relief bill includes more than $31.2 billion in dedicated funding for tribal governments and Native communities in the U.S., the largest one-time investment in history for Native programs.
On Friday, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, a member of the Senate Committees on Indian Affairs and Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and her fellow Nevada Democrat Sen. Jacky Rosen announced the infusion of dedicated housing resources to tribes in Nevada.
“During the coronavirus pandemic, access to a safe home is vital, and these funds are a historic investment in affordable housing for Native communities across Nevada,” said Cortez Masto in a statement. “This federal funding will support health care, housing, and economic recovery efforts across Indian Country, and I’ll make sure tribal governments and native communities in Nevada continue to get the help they need to flourish.”
“The American Rescue Plan is already providing much-needed support to communities across Nevada, including to Native communities that have been disproportionally affected by the pandemic,” said Rosen in a statement.
Native Americans are disproportionately impacted by homelessness. In 2020, an average of 160 Native American and Pacific Islanders experience homelessness out of every 10,000, compared to the national average of 17 out of every 10,000, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
The funds will be distributed as Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) a formula grant that provides aid in the development and operation of low-income housing on tribal land.
A total of $10,125,763 will be awarded to the following 17 tribes across Nevada:
|Duck Valley Shoshone-Paiute Tribes||Owyhee||$1,467,378|
|Duckwater Shoshone Tribe||Duckwater||$343,691|
|Ely Shoshone Tribe||Ely||$451,318|
|Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe||Fallon||$978,352|
|Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes||McDermitt||$337,297|
|Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians||Las Vegas||$35,007|
|Lovelock Paiute Tribe||Lovelock||$91,726|
|Moapa Band of Paiute Indians||Moapa||$297,480|
|Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe||Nixon||$1,063,016|
|Reno-Sparks Indian Colony||Reno||$860,058|
|Summit Lake Paiute Tribe||Sparks||$35,007|
|Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians||Elko||$915,465|
|Walker River Paiute Tribe||Schurz||$1,441,797|
|Winnemucca Indian Colony||Reno||$35,007|
|Yerington Paiute Tribe||Yerington||$513,883|
|Yomba Shoshone Tribe||Austin||$213,882|