$17 million in federal money awarded to tribal housing in Nevada
CARSON CITY, Nev. — The federal Housing and Urban Development department has awarded $17 million to develop and operate affordable housing in tribal communities across Nevada.
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto announced the grants on May 22, saying the funding will help Nevada’s tribal communities have better access to quality affordable housing.
The list of 19 grants includes $1.59 million to the Washoe Tribe of California and Nevada and $2.25 million to the Walker River Paiute Tribe.
The Fallon Paiute Shoshone tribe will receive $1.4 million in grant funding and the Pyramid Lake Paiutes $1.7 million. Just more than $2.1 million was awarded to the Duck Valley tribe north of Elko.
The Reno Sparks Indian Colony will receive $1.22 million for housing projects.
Masto said she would continue to work to secure funding to increase Nevada’s supply of affordable homes and improve the quality of life for American Indian families in the state.
A list of the grants and their recipients can be found below:
Fort Mojave Tribe: $1,441,849
Duck Valley Shoshone-Paiute: $2,102,704
Duckwater Shoshone: $503,704
Ely Shoshone: $652,115
Fallon Paiute-Shoshone: $1,403,073
Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone: $533,415
Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians: $74,594
Lovelock Paiute Tribe: $144,988
Moapa Band of Paiute: $415,214
Pyramid Lake Paiute: $1,718,837
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony: $1,222,810
Summit Lake Paiute Tribe: $74,594
Walker River Paiute Tribe: $2,250,148
Washoe Tribe: $1,593,143
Winnemucca Colony: $74,594
Yerington Paiute Tribe: $759,157
Yomba Shoshone Tribe: $297,931
Goshute Reservation: $433,650
After gold was found in California, silver was discovered in Virginia City, and the Comstock bonanza lured those seeking riches onto Washoe terrain. The settlers viewed the land as an object of financial opportunity. In a very short time, pine nuts, seeds, game and fish had been overused. The harmonious rhythm that the Washoe had maintained was broken.