Rental assistance is available for many Native Americans through a variety of federal and tribal programs. The goal of these programs is to provide safe and affordable housing, allowing tribal members to work toward financial freedom.
Indian Housing Block Grants
Indian Housing Block Grants are given by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to Indian tribes that have submitted an Indian Housing Plan to HUD. The grants are then distributed to tribal housing authorities for distribution to low income families. These monies are meant to assist with housing rental and purchases.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers various types of rental assistance to qualified individuals. HUD can pair low income tenants with apartment owners offering reasonable rent, supply information on available public housing and provide vouchers for Section 8 housing to help pay the rent.
Many tribes provide rental assistance to eligible members through tribal housing programs. There may be eligibility requirements such as maximum yearly income, proof of tribal membership, housing location or passing a background criminal check.