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$17 million in federal money awarded to tribal housing in Nevada

Staff report

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.

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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

Te-Moak: $1,324,120

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