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The Tuscarora Heroes monument on Center Street in Lewiston honors the Tuscarora Nation's brave actions that saved the lives of Lewiston citizens who were fleeing British forces who had invaded the U.S. from Canada in 1813. The bronze memorial was created by artist Susan Geissler. (File photo)
The Tuscarora Heroes monument on Center Street in Lewiston honors the Tuscarora Nation's brave actions that saved the lives of Lewiston citizens who were fleeing British forces who had invaded the U.S. from Canada in 1813. The bronze memorial was created by artist Susan Geissler. (File photo)

HUD awards $5.2 million to NYS for affordable housing activities in Native American communities

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Mon, Mar 8th 2021 05:25 pm

Funds support development and operation of low-income housing

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced more than $652 million in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula funding for eligible Native American Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) to carry out affordable housing activities in tribal communities.

View a complete list of nearly 600 tribes and villages that received funding.

In New York, HUD awarded $5,282,749 to these Native American communities: Cayuga Nation, Oneida Indian Nation of New York, Seneca Nation of New York, Shinnecock Indian Nation, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, Tonawanda Band of Seneca and Tuscarora Nation.

“The IHBG program supports the commitment of tribes across the country to their communities through funding affordable housing and housing activities,” HUD Acting Secretary Matthew E. Ammon said. “The U.S. government has a responsibility to carry out trust obligations to Indian tribes and, with this funding, HUD is acting to meet these obligations.” 

"With this funding commitment, HUD recognizes the important role of Native American tribes in shaping New York’s economic future," said Stephen Murphy, HUD deputy regional administrator for New York and New Jersey. "Our partnership with these local leaders today will create more affordable housing opportunities, robust economic development, and stronger communities tomorrow.”

The IHBG program is a formula grant that provides a range of affordable housing activities on reservations and related areas. Eligible activities include housing development, operation and modernization of existing housing, housing services to eligible families and individuals, crime prevention and safety, and model activities that provide creative approaches to solving affordable housing problems. 

The final allocation summaries are posted on the ONAP Codetalk website.

Recipient

City

Amount

Cayuga Nation

Seneca Falls

$269,677

Oneida Indian Nation of New York

Verona

$741,714

Seneca Nation of New York

Irving

$2,524,753

Shinnecock Indian Nation

Southampton

$97,740

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

Akwesasne

$1,500,053

Tonawanda Band of Seneca

Basom

$74,406

Tuscarora Nation

Lewiston

$74,406

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