Looking west to the Ak-Chin Indian Community, with Harrah's Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino at bottom left. [Google Earth]

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:

Tribe City Final Allocation
Ak-Chin Indian Community Maricopa $594,102
Cocopah Tribe Somerton $1,022,589
Colorado River Indian Tribes Parker $2,914,714
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Fountain Hills $255,609
Gila River Indian Community Sacaton $8,796,160
Havasupai Tribe Supai $137,792
Hopi Tribe Kykotsmovi $9,305,781
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
Quechan Tribe Winterhaven $1,730,732
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
Total: $134,639,054