Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) today announced that more than $4.1 million in American Rescue Plan funding has been awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help Native American tribal communities in Nevada build and improve housing for their members.
“The COVID-19 pandemic hit tribes in Nevada especially hard, and to respond to that, I helped make sure that the American Rescue Plan made historic investments in our tribal communities,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “These funds will help ensure that tribal members have safe and affordable housing as we continue to bring the pandemic under control. I’ll keep working to get Natives in Nevada the resources they need.”
“As we work to overcome COVID-19, it’s critical that our relief measures reach Tribal communities that the pandemic has disproportionately impacted,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m proud that the support included in the American Rescue Plan continues to deliver for Tribal communities in our state, and this funding will support access to affordable housing as part of Nevada’s COVID-19 recovery efforts.”
The American Rescue Plan provided $1.248 billion for HUD Tribal and Native Hawaiian housing programs across the country.
The awards will be distributed in Nevada as follows:
- $1,035,000 to the Ely Shoshone Tribe to build 4 traditional homes to help alleviate housing shortages
- $1,035,000 to the Moapa Band of Paiutes to renovate 16 units and alleviate housing shortages
- $1,035,000 to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe to repair existing furnaces and rehabilitate homes to improve ventilation
- $1,035,000 to the Washoe Housing Authority to rehabilitate homes, including by painting exteriors and repairing roofs and floors.