Herseth Sandlin Announces $3 Million Grant for Sisseton-Wahpeton Housing Authority


Washington, DC – July 20, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin announced that the Sisseton-Wahpeton Housing Authority is the recipient of a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Indian Housing Block Grant in the amount of $3,036,849. These funds may be used by the tribe for a variety of eligible housing activities.

“Affordable housing is a critical component in the development and prosperity of tribal communities,” Rep. Herseth Sandlin said. “With this funding, the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate will have greater resources to assist them in their efforts to meet their goals of expanding and improving access to high-quality, affordable housing.”

Authorized under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, this funding may be used for activities including operating assistance, development of affordable housing that may include new construction, acquisition, modernization, or rehabilitation of rental or owner-occupied housing; housing services, housing management for low-income housing; crime prevention safety or model activities described in the recipients Indian Housing Plan.


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