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Four S.D. tribes receive $17.4M in housing grants
THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2003

Four South Dakota tribes have received $17.4 million in housing grants to improve housing on their reservations.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the grants through the Indian Housing Block Grant Program. The program provides a range of affordable housing activities to tribes.

"These HUD grants are about more than building structures, but are about building homes. This funding will help spur the local economy," said Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.). "I'm glad HUD has made this investment."

The following grants were awarded:
Oglala Sioux Housing Authority - $9,915,277
The Crow Creek Housing Authority - $913,539
The Cheyenne River Housing Authority - $5,639,345
The Lower Brule Sioux Housing Authority - $986,209

Relevant Links:
NAHASDA, US Dept of Housing and Urban Development - http://www-domino.hud.gov/ihp/newhome.nsf
National Indian Housing Council - http://naihc.indian.com

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