$70 Million Funding to Address Housing Improvement, Mold Remediation for Tribal Communities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced a funding of $70 million for improving housing conditions and economic opportunities for tribal communities across the nation.

The funding has been announced, through HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG). According to HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Native American Programs, Rodger Boyd, “HUD invests in people and neighbourhoods across the country that promote development at the local level by those local leaders who know their communities best. This year we are committed to not only expanding housing opportunities but also helping to ensure healthier environments for those affected by mold.”

For the fiscal year 2014, around $10, 000,000 is allocated for grants addressing the issues of mold remediation and prevention in and on the residential units, which are owned or managed by tribes and tribally designated housing units.

The deadline for application is July 29, 2014.

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