August 11, 2009

Bingaman & Udall Announce More Than $11 Million in Housing Funds for N.M. Pueblos

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced that six New Mexico pueblos will share more than $11 million in grant funding to improve housing. The funding comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

"This major investment in Indian Country will help ensure there is ample affordable, quality housing for New Mexicans," Bingaman said.

"Improving the living conditions and quality of housing in our native communities will create desperately needed jobs on tribal lands and help revitalize these areas as a whole," said Udall.

Isleta Pueblo $2 million
Ohkay Owingeh $2 million
Zuni Pueblo $3 million
Mescalero Apache Housing Authority $3 million
Laguna Housing Dev. & Mgmt. Enterprise $600,000
Taos Pueblo Housing $579,778