Grant to benefit American Indian housing in New Mexico

Sante Fe, New Mexico (AP) April 2011

Five New Mexico Indian communities are sharing $3.46 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The housing authorities at the Jicarilla Apache Nation and San Felipe Pueblo will each receive $825,000.

Housing authorities at the pueblos of Ohkay Owingeh, Cochiti and Santa Ana are receiving $605,000 each.

The funds come from HUD’s Indian community development block grant program.

That program helps meet housing needs for low-income Native American communities.

The grants were announced recently by Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman.