WASHINGTON — Five Native American tribes in Utah were awarded over $4 million for affordable housing activities Friday.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the awards totaling $652 million to nearly 600 tribes and villages in the U.S.
The funding is part of the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) that provides money to Native American tribes for activities such as housing development, operation, modernization and crime prevention .
“The IHBG program supports the commitment of Tribes across the country to their communities through funding affordable housing and housing activities,” said HUD Acting Secretary Matthew E. Ammon. “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.”
Utah tribes that will receive portions of the $4,200,485:
- Goshute Reservation Confederated Tribes
- Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation
- Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah
- Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians
- Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation