February 13, 2020

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $1 Million For Affordable Housing For Virginia Native American Tribes

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,191,750 in federal funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help seven Virginia tribes develop and manage affordable housing.

“We’re pleased to announce this funding to expand access to low-income housing for Virginia’s tribes,” the Senators said. “These grants will help ensure these communities have a safe and affordable place to live.”

The tribes that received funding are listed below:


 Location                                           Recipient                                                      Amount

Providence Forge                 Chickahominy Indian Tribe                                   $265,991

Providence Forge                 Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division    $74,594

Amherst                                 Monacan Indian Nation                                         $372,748

Suffolk                                   Nansemond Indian Tribe                                       $150,023

King William                        Pamunkey Indian Tribe                                          $74,594

Indian Neck                          Rappahannock Tribe, Inc.                                       $74,594

King William                        Upper Mattaponi Tribe                                           $179,206


The grant was awarded through HUD’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program which provides grants, loan guarantees, and technical assistance to Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages for the development and operation of affordable housing.

In 2018, a bipartisan Warner and Kaine bill to grant federal recognition to six Virginia tribes was signed into law. The legislation granted these six Virginia tribes legal standing and status in direct relationships with the U.S. government, allowing the tribes to compete for grants only open to federally recognized tribes.