May 3, 2012

Keepers of the Fire uphold a commitment to their heritage

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Francis Harjo, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing, Office of Native American Programs Yesterday, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi dedicated a new community center thanks in large part to a $2 million dollar grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The long awaited community center embodies the Band’s mission to preserve Mother Earth […]

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April 27, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans honors President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their leadership to end veteran homelessness. The Associated Press reports that the number of Americans who signed contracts to buy U.S. homes rose in March. American Indian communities look to tap renewable energy potential with federal seed money. Craigslist changes […]

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February 8, 2012

Partnering with Tribes for Housing Solutions

Today HUD announced more than $404 million in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) allocations for nearly 300 tribes in 27 states.  Though the funding is national in scope, it is impactful news at the local level for Native American tribes as varied as the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, to the Chilkoot Indian Village in Alaska. […]

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December 2, 2011

Home for Good

Today I attended the Tribal Nations Conference hosted by the Obama Administration, where one of the goals was to listen and help ensure Native American communities can build their communities and economies in response to their needs as they see fit. It followed a special event we held at HUD on Wednesday, when I got […]

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November 29, 2011

Daily Housing Round-up

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Good Tuesday morning HUDlers. As your week gets going, let’s delve into some housing news: Secretary Donovan visits Rhode Island to showcase revitalization efforts and highlight how pending legislation can continue to improve neighborhoods. HUD awards funds for senior housing programs in Philadelphia and New Jersey, a Kansas City young adult housing project, and disability […]

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