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HUD Grants $150M to Tribal Communities for New, Affordable Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will make available $150 million in funding for affordable housing projects that benefit low-income families in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

“Strong investments in Tribal communities help ensure residents can access much-needed safe and affordable housing,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “The funds HUD is making available will meet the challenges of today and allow Tribal communities to make innovative and vital advancements needed to prepare for the future."

HUD will award the $150 million through the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competition supporting Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) to carry out affordable housing activities.

The Department will give funding priority for new housing construction projects, housing rehabilitation projects, acquisition of existing housing units that increase the affordable housing stock, and necessary affordable housing-related infrastructure projects.

Read the IHBG Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) here.

About Author: Demetria Lester

Demetria C. Lester is a reporter for DS News and MReport magazines with more than eight years of writing experience. She has served as content coordinator and copy editor for the Los Angeles Daily News and the Orange County Register, in addition to 11 other Southern California publications. A former editor-in-chief at Northlake College and staff writer at her alma mater, the University of Texas at Arlington, she has covered events such as the Byron Nelson and Pac-12 Conferences, progressing into her freelance work with the Dallas Wings and D Magazine. Currently located in Dallas, Texas, Lester is an avid jazz lover and likes to read. She can be reached at [email protected].

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