WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently awarded $563 million to 353 American Indian and Alaskan Native entities that represent 539 tribes across the U.S. including the Cayuga Indian Nation in Seneca Falls.
The Cayuga's were given $367,991. It's not known how they will use the money.
Provided through HUD’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program, these funds are distributed annually to eligible Indian tribes or their tribally designated housing entities for a broad range of affordable housing activities (see local grants).
“Hardworking American families in tribal communities should be able to live in communities where they have a fair shot to reach their potential,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “The resources provided today will give these tribal communities the tools to maintain quality housing, prevent overcrowding, improve public safety and provide other basic building blocks of security and success.”
New York tribes awarded money were:
Akwesasne Housing Authority - Hogansburg $2,302,774
Cayuga Nation Housing - Seneca Falls $367,991
Oneida Nation Housing Corp - Oneida $779,834
Seneca Nation Housing Authority - Irving $2,367,028
Shinnecock Housing Dept. - Southampton $173,608