July 17, 2012

A decade of producing affordable housing for Native Hawaiians

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With Hawaii trailing only Manhattan and Brooklyn as the most expensive housing market in the country, we know that living in this most beautiful of states can often be a financial challenge for many families. For Native Hawaiian families, part of the solution is an opportunity to live on Hawaiian home lands where homes often […]

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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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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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