Arizona Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly announced more than $134.6 million in housing grants for tribal communities across Arizona, awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), including almost $600,000 for the Ak-Chin Indian Community.
“All Arizonans deserve access to safe housing. We’re proud to help secure today’s funding, which will help build thousands of affordable homes for tribal communities across our state,” Sinema said in a news release.
“Our successful efforts to secure these grants will mean that Arizona’s tribal communities will see thousands of affordable housing units built in their communities. I’ll continue working in the Senate on solutions that make safe and affordable housing more accessible for hardworking families,” Kelly said.
The Indian Housing Block Grants support the development and operation of low-income housing for tribes in Arizona. The Indian Housing Block Grant program assists grant recipients with affordable housing activities in safe and healthy environments on reservations and tribal communities.
Here are the Indian Housing Block Grant recipients and the amounts they will receive:
|Ak-Chin Indian Community||Maricopa||$594,102|
|Colorado River Indian Tribes||Parker||$2,914,714|
|Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation||Fountain Hills||$255,609|
|Gila River Indian Community||Sacaton||$8,796,160|
|Hualapai Indian Tribe||Peach Springs||$1,800,004|
|Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians||Fredonia||$486,019|
|Navajo Nation||Window Rock||$65,552,664|
|Pascua Yaqui Tribe||Tucson||$5,696,783|
|Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community||Scottsdale||$2,797,335|
|San Carlos Apache Tribe||San Carlos||$7,262,167|
|San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe||Tuba City||$145,551|
|Tohono O’Odham Nation||Sells||$15,440,599|
|Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona||Payson||$86,095|
|White Mountain Apache (Fort Apache)||Whiteriver||$9,410,672|
|Yavapai-Apache Nation (Camp Verde)||Camp Verde||$1,117,591|
|Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe||Prescott||$86,095|