HUD awards $13.1 million to Minnesota Tribes in COVID relief

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $450 million to Indian Housing Block Grants to tribes across the country in response to COVID-19.

This funding includes over $13 million to Minnesota tribes, allowing tribes to carry out affordable housing activities to protect the safety and health of tribal members and communities.

The White Earth Band was awarded over $2.3 million, the Red Lake Band over $3.1 million and the Leech Lake Band was awarded over $2.7 million.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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