Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Navajo Nation To Receive $50 Million For Affordable Housing Funding

According to a news release, the Navajo Nation is scheduled to receive nearly $50 million of funding from the American Rescue Plan to help carry out affordable housing activities.The announcement came Thursday when U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced $450 million in Indian Housing Block Grants to help tribes respond to COVID-19. 


Eligible activities for the funds include housing development, modernization of existing housing, operation and maintenance, housing management services, crime prevention, safety activities and more.


Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says his administration has been meeting with the White House and other federal agencies daily to “maximize the benefits for the Navajo people” and communities in the long-term.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!