Hoeven Announces More Than $1.9 Million in HUD Funding to Turtle Mountain Housing Authority

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded more than $1.9 million to the Turtle Mountain Housing Authority. The funds are made available through HUD’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program.

“The Turtle Mountain Housing Authority can use today’s funds in a variety of ways to ensure that those in the Turtle Mountain community have access to safe, affordable housing,” said Hoeven. “We need to ensure that tribal communities have the resources to construct and maintain quality housing. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, I have been working to advance the Building Useful Initiatives for Indian Land Development Act. This legislation would address tribal housing needs and reauthorize the single largest source of Indian housing funds, the Indian Housing Block Grant, which has helped improve the lives and well-being of tribal members throughout the country.”