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January 05, 2017

Sens. Collins, King Announce Maine Tribes Receive More Than $800,000 in Housing Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Penobscot Indian Nation, and the Passamaquoddy Tribe received a total of $807,217 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG).

“Indian Housing Block Grants offer crucial assistance to tribal communities working to maintain and improve the availability of affordable housing on their lands,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “This investment will help support projects that provide safe, affordable housing for members of Maine’s tribes.”

The IHBG program assists grant recipients with affordable housing activities in safe and healthy environments on Indian reservations, in Indian communities, and in Native Alaskan villages.

The funding is awarded as follows:

  • Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians: $175,910
  • Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians Housing Authority: $140,393
  • Penobscot Indian Nation: $268,914
  • Pleasant Point Reservation Housing Authority: $222,000


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