- Appropriations for Tribal Housing Programs
As the Pueblo of Acoma community benefits from federal housing programs, PAHA actively advocates for increased appropriations for programs administered through HUD, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Veterans Administration, and the Indian Health Service. PAHA has testified before the Senate Finance Services Committee, educating Members of Congress on the great housing need in New Mexico and across Indian Country; and sharing successes and challenges to development that increased funding can help create and maintain for tribal communities.
Update: On December 19, 2020, the Senate passed two minibus appropriations packages that was later signed by the president. The Fiscal Year 2020 final spending bill funds the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) at $646 million and the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) at $70 million.