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14 Arizona tribes benefit from housing grants

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Fourteen American Indian tribes in Arizona have been awarded a combined $44 million in federal housing grants.

The money is part of more than $400 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding distributed to tribes nationwide Wednesday.

Money from the Indian Housing Block Grant program benefits low-income families living on tribal land. It can be awarded to tribes or their housing authorities.

Tribes can use the money for housing assistance, crime prevention and safety, and to find ways to solve affordable housing problems.

The Gila River Indian Community received the largest amount of grant funding out of the Arizona tribes, followed by the White Mountain Apache Tribe, the Hopi Tribe and the San Carlos Apache Nation.

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