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.