TUCSON, Ariz. – Today, Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07) announced a $7.5 million federal award for the Tohono O’odham Nation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program.
The award of $7,500,000 will be used by the Tohono O’odham Ki:Ki Housing Assocation to build 18 housing units to increase the number of units available to Native American families.
“Housing on Tribal lands has been chronically underfunded for decades,” said Rep. Grijalva. “That’s why I’m proud to support the Tohono O’odham Nation and this federal investment to provide affordable housing, particularly for those in more rural and remote areas. It’s critical that we continue to support federal Native housing programs and resources for communities most in need.”
“These funds are critical to support safe, quality affordable housing for O’odham families and the Tohono O’odham Ki:Ki Association is grateful for Congressman Grijalva’s work to bring these new homes to the Nation,” said Tohono O’odham Housing Administration.