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COVID-19

article Cantwell Announces Washington State Tribes to Receive More than $12 Million in Affordable Housing Funds from COVID-19 Funding Package (4/3/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced that Washington state’s 29 federally recognized Tribes will receive a combined total of...
article Mashpee, Aquinnah tribes awarded federal housing funds (4/3/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will give almost $250,000 to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe for COVID-19 relief. Regional...
article COVID-19 Leaves Shawnee Woman Homeless (3/25/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- As unemployment claims in the U.S. skyrocket due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tiffany Barnett, a Shawnee resident, is personally feeling the effects.
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mashantucket Pequot

article HUD awards Mashantuckets grant to aid coronavirus response (4/3/2020)
(Connecticut) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Friday it was providing the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe with nearly $17,000 in Indian...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article Junot transitional housing project upheld by provincial planning tribunal (3/27/2020)
(Ontario) -- A controversial transitional housing project in Thunder Bay, now has the green light from the provincial Local Appeal Planning Tribunal. Ontario Aboriginal...
article Cree interest in private home ownership very high, but issues with readiness remain: report (1/24/2020)
(Ontario) -- Programs to increase financial literacy and education encouraging high-income earners to move out of social housing are just some of the ideas put forth in...
article Tenants of N.S. Indigenous housing group decry deplorable building conditions (1/14/2020)
(Nova Scotia) -- The tenants of a non-profit housing association meant to benefit Indigenous people living in urban areas in Nova Scotia are speaking out about what they...
article Hundreds in Wood Buffalo will struggle to pay rent with planned cuts in Alberta budget (10/31/2019)
(Alberta) -- Grace Richards couldn't find a place to live in Conklin, Alta., so she built herself a small shack with no running water or electricity. It's a...
article Canada’s Indigenous communities suffer ‘abhorrent’ housing conditions: UN report (10/21/2019)
(Canada) -- A United Nations report is highlighting the role “abhorrent” housing conditions play in the poverty and exploitation that Indigenous people face...
article Indigenous communities face 'abhorrent' housing conditions, UN report finds (10/18/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Indigenous people fare far worse than non-Indigenous populations when it comes to attaining safe and secure housing, both worldwide and here in Canada,...
article Kids in hotels, separated families: The reality of being a homeless parent (10/18/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A statement sent to CBC from Jeff Redekop, the director of Income Assistance Service Delivery on Friday afternoon, said the Ministry of Social Services...
article Lack of affordable housing on Vancouver Island forces family to sleep in a tent and a van (9/27/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Jagmeet Singh learned first-hand Thursday about the affordable housing crunch, when a weeping Betty Nicolaye came to his campaign event to tell him...
article 'Heart of our community' gone as complex burns to the ground in First Nation (9/27/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Grief and bewilderment are the two emotions running through the minds of the people in the Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation as they struggle to come to...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Wind River

article COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Urgent Need For Housing On Wind River (3/27/2020)
(Wyoming) -- With six cases of COVID-19 now confirmed on the Wind River Reservation, the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes have enacted some of the strictest...
article Tribal officials discuss challenges and solutions to addressing reservation housing crisis (2/15/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Despite some headway, officials told tribal citizens and other community members on Wednesday that a yearslong housing crisis on the Wind River Reservation...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Eastern Shoshone

article Eastern Shoshone Tribe To Build 24 Homes With HUD Grant (3/23/2020)
(Wyoming) -- The Eastern Shoshone Tribal Housing Authority (ESTHA) will build 24 new homes on the Wind River Reservation this year. That's thanks to a $4.2 million...
1 Article on this Issue

Yurok Tribe

article Yurok Indian Housing Authority Waives All Rent and Homeowner Charges for the Month of April to Ease Financial Hardships Caused By COVID-19 (3/18/2020)
(California) -- Dear Yurok Indian Housing Households, Out of great concern during these uncertain times and unprecedented times, the Yurok Indian Housing Authority Board...
article Yurok Tribe to use federal tax credits for low-income housing construction (2/12/2020)
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe will turn nearly $7 million in federal tax credits into new and remodeled homes, part of the tribe’s effort to address what...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Cherokee's purchase of modular home company serves dual purpose (2/28/2020)
(North Carolina) -- Tribal leaders have taken steps to bring more affordable housing to members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. An economic development group...
1 Article on this Issue

Cayuga Indian Nation

article Cayuga Nation to receive HUD funding as part of Indian Housing Block Grants (2/24/2020)
(New York) -- The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced new housing block grant funding to Native American Tribes across 38 states. Just under $6...
1 Article on this Issue

MGM Springfield

article 'Never gave up’: Springfield considers $4 million in spending to aid Court Square housing project (2/21/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is asking the City Council to approve $4 million in spending to assist a planned $55 million housing redevelopment project at...
1 Article on this Issue

Citizen Potawatomi

article New tribal lease program solves homebuying gap (2/17/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN) has announced a new Lease Purchase Program to help Native Americans become homeowners. This program will create a path for...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article President's Fiscal Year 2021 Budget released, again calls for severe cuts to housing programs (2/13/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- On February 11, the Trump Administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2021. Like prior years, the President's budget again calls...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Could Sussex Native American history be lost to development? (2/10/2020)
(Delaware) -- Chief Michael Quiet Bear Morabito doesn’t want to see any more of his people's history lost to development. Environmentally sensitive land in...
article Why Some Native Hawaiians End Up Selling Coveted Homesteads (11/4/2019)
(Hawaii) -- When Eric and Heidi Arrington first moved into their home in Nanakuli in 1996, they thought it would be their forever home. The two-story house with a big...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Oregon Gaming

article A Referendum to Setup Oregon Casino to Support Homeless Program (2/4/2020)
(Oregon) -- The western US is marred with the crisis of homelessness; lawmakers and residents alike are constantly trying to devise ways to raise funds to help and...
article Proposed Wood Village casino will benefit homeless, backers say (2/1/2020)
(Oregon) -- The mayor of Wood Village thinks "three" is his town's lucky number. In 2010 and 2012, two businessmen attempted to bring a casino to Wood...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

article 'My kids can grow up in this house': Habitat completes 1st home on Lennox Island (1/27/2020)
(Prince Edward Island) -- After several years of bouncing around between different homes, Kelly Sark finally has the keys to her very own house — a three-bedroom...
1 Article on this Issue

Penobscot Tribe

article Penobscot Nation unveils new apartment complex for tribal elders (1/16/2020)
(Maine) -- After demolishing an aging eight-unit apartment complex that housed some of the older members of the Penobscot Indian Nation, the community unveiled its...
1 Article on this Issue

Tule River

article Tule River Housing Authority breaks ground on affordable housing in Porterville (1/8/2020)
(California) -- Forty Tule River Tribe families will have a new home in Porterville in early 2021 if all goes to plan. The Tule River Indian Housing Authority and Self-...
1 Article on this Issue

Donald Trump

article Trump signs fix-up funding for tribal fishing sites (12/30/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump has signed off on paying for maintenance and sanitation services at 31 tribal fishing sites along the Columbia River. The...
article Trump signs law to upgrade living conditions for tribes along river (12/30/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Eighteen of the 31 tribal fishing sites along the Columbia River have an urgent need for upgrades. Some currently don’t have water safe enough...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Northern Arapaho

article Wyoming tribe to build 20 new housing units with $5M grant (12/30/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho tribal officials plan to use a recently awarded federal grant of nearly $5 million to build 20 affordable housing units, but they say it...
article Wyoming tribe to build 20 housing units with $5M grant (12/26/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho tribal officials plan to use a recently awarded federal grant of nearly $5 million to build 20 affordable housing units, but they say it...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

White Earth

article White Earth Nation invests $1 million to help the homeless (12/29/2019)
(Minnesota) -- White Earth Nation leaders approved a resolution last week providing $1 million toward an effort to combat and prevent homelessness among tribal members....
1 Article on this Issue

Yakama Nation

article Toppenish homeless struggling to survive after Yakama Nation shut down a warming shelter (12/27/2019)
(Washington) -- Deplorable conditions and streets filled with trash. That's the scene in Toppenish after the Yakama Nation shut down a homeless shelter this year. We...
1 Article on this Issue

North Fork Rancheria

article North Fork Rancheria tribe awarded $5M for housing (12/24/2019)
(California) -- The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians has been awarded a $5 million federal grant to help build 25 new housing units for members of the tribe in...
1 Article on this Issue

Mescalero Apache

article Mescalero among eight tribes in New Mexico receiving federal housing grants (12/17/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The Mescalero Apache Tribe Housing Department is among eight tribal entities to receive federal housing grants out of the more than $31.4 million from...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation President Nez Signs Master Lease for Birdsprings Elderly Group Home (12/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez was joined by First Lady Phefelia Nez, 24thNavajo Nation Council Delegate Thomas Walker, Jr., Tsidi To’iichapter...
1 Article on this Issue

Census

article Future of overcrowding tied to accurate census counting (12/11/2019)
(Alaska) -- Rural Alaskans are expressing concerns with the counting process as the 2020 Census begins January 21 in Toksook Bay. Some fear there will be repercussions...
1 Article on this Issue

Ponca Tribe

article Tribal housing authority to receive $5 million (12/11/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Northern Ponca Housing Authority will receive $5 million for affordable housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced...
1 Article on this Issue

Suquamish Tribe

article ‘This is a Squamish place’: Why a First Nation’s mega real-estate project in Vancouver is being seen as a powerful statement (12/11/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A First Nation has approved a real-estate mega project in Vancouver’s west side — a landmark decision that community members and...
article 'Forging new ground': Squamish Nation planning 11 towers next to Burrard Bridge (11/6/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Squamish Nation has doubled the size of a proposed development it is planning to build on reserve land in the centre of Vancouver.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Lumbee Tribe

article Tribal Council can’t get override to kill Prospect housing project (11/23/2019)
(North Carolina) -- In a move that sparked lengthy discussion of parliamentary procedure and cries of protest from the audience, the Lumbee Tribal Council failed...
1 Article on this Issue

Trans Mountain

article How Tiny Houses Became a Symbol of Resistance for Indigenous Women (11/20/2019)
(Canada) -- When you see the word "tiny house," what comes to mind? "Minimalism?" Maybe "decluttering" or "downsizing?" You...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article COMMENTARY: I grew up in youth protection. Now, I work to give the homeless the support I didn't get (11/10/2019)
(Montreal) -- I grew up in and out of Quebec's youth protection system. When I got out, I decided I wanted to change my life for the better. I started speaking with...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

article A Broken Trust: Sexual Assault And Justice On Tribal Lands (10/7/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sexual assault investigations can fall through the cracks when tribes and the federal government fail to work together. Twila Szymanski lowers the...
1 Article on this Issue

Colorado River Indian Tribes

article Tenant alleges management and Tribes did nothing about problems in Riverview Mobile Home Park (9/30/2019)
(Arizona) -- Rene Cooper is one of the tenants at Riverview Mobile Home & RV Park. Like all the others, she received notice from the Colorado River Indian Tribes...
1 Article on this Issue

Kalispel Tribe

article Kalispel Tribe opens $26 million apartment complex in Airway Heights (9/30/2019)
(Washington) -- The Kalispel Tribe is bringing more housing to Airway Heights with Salish Flats, a luxury apartment community adjacent to Northern Quest Resort &...
1 Article on this Issue

Prairie Island

article Building project addresses Prairie Island tribal housing shortage (9/23/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Prairie Island Indian Community has begun work on a housing project near the corner of Highway 61 and Highway 316 that should provide 41 home sites...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Tribe Awarded over $2M in Grant Funds (3/15/2020)
(Nevada) -- Walker River Paiute Tribe was awarded $2,059,869 in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the operation and development...
article Affordable Housing for Native Americans Opens in Oregon (3/10/2020)
(Oregon) -- An innovative development is providing needed affordable housing for Native Americans in Portland, Ore. Nesika Illahee, which translates to “our place...
article Ottawa-area building housing Indigenous affairs departments treated for bedbugs (3/9/2020)
(Ottawa) -- Some employees at Indigenous Services Canada and Crown-Indigenous Relations may have to get their homes inspected for bedbugs after the presence of the...
article Affordable housing to the Red Cliff Chippewa Housing Authority (3/2/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a grant of more than 4.8 million for affordable housing to the Red Cliff Chippewa Housing...
article Improving Housing and Urban Development For Native Americans (3/2/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a grant of more than 4.8 million for affordable housing to the Red Cliff Chippewa...
article Coronavirus wipes out business in gambling capital of the world (3/2/2020)
(Macau) -- Casinos in Macao, the world’s largest gambling enclave, reported a record plunge in gaming revenue in February after a 15-day closure that was brought...
article Luxury Real Estate Hit by Scare With Chinese Money Staying Home (3/2/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Eric Marrus, a real estate broker at Compass in New York, walked through a $7.5 million townhouse in Manhattan’s Lenox Hill neighborhood last week,...
article County tribes net $1.5 million in housing funds (2/24/2020)
(Maine) -- Two Aroostook County tribes will receive more than $1.5 million in federal grant funding to boost affordable housing in their communities. The Houlton Band of...
article Native American Tribes across New York State to receive federal funding for affordable housing (2/22/2020)
(New York) -- HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced more than $655 million in Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) to Native American Tribes in 38 States in an effort to...
article Oregon Tribes awarded $16.8 million to produce and preserve affordable housing (2/19/2020)
(Oregon) -- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced Tuesday the award of a $16,755,903 Indian Housing Block Grant to nine Tribes...
article Prince George’s proposed Urban Aboriginal Community to start off with 50 affordable housing units (2/19/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Beginning in this fall, a seven-acre site on 17 Avenue will start transforming into an Urban Aboriginal Community complete with modern designs,...
article HUD announces $4.3M toward affordable housing for Maine tribes (2/18/2020)
(Maine) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Tuesday about $4.3 million in Indian Housing Block Grants to five Maine tribes. The...
article Monacan Nation among tribes to receive federal money for affordable housing (2/18/2020)
(Virginia) -- U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine on Feb. 13 announced the Monacan Indian Nation received $372,748 in federal money from the Department of Housing...
article Eastern Washington tribes receive $6.5 million in federal housing funds (2/15/2020)
(Washington) -- Three tribes in Eastern Washington received $6.5 million in federal funds to build affordable housing projects. “This is great news for tribal...
article NAIHC Collaborates with Wells Fargo on Home Repairs for Seniors (2/13/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) and Wells Fargo have announced a $600,000 pilot program to carry out housing repairs for senior...
article Seven Virginia tribes to receive more than $1M in federal funding for affordable housing (2/13/2020)
(Virginia) -- The program provides grants, loan guarantees, and assistance to Native American tribes and Alaska Native villages for the development of affordable housing.
article Agreement nearly final for housing project at historic Elm Street block, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says (2/11/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- After years of anticipation, Mayor Domenc J. Sarno announced Tuesday that a formal agreement is nearly final for a proposed $55 million housing...
press release Coalition convenes Native American contractors in effort to increase reservation housing stock (2/10/2020)
(South Dakota) -- According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), about 16 percent of households on Indian reservations are overcrowded, and an...
article A 1st-Of-Its-Kind Affordable Housing Community For Native Americans Opens In Portland (1/30/2020)
(Oregon) -- If you drive down Northeast 42nd Street in Portland’s Cully Neighborhood you may come across a sight that has become very familiar: a shiny new...
article New Native American housing development opens in Portland (1/30/2020)
(Oregon) -- History was made in the city of Portland on Wednesday. The Nesika Illahee Native American housing project officially opened. City officials were able to tour...

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