HUD officials said Wednesday Oklahoma’s share is part of more than $400 million that was distributed nationwide. The money is intended to benefit low-income families living on Native American reservations or in other communities.
According to HUD, the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma received the largest single amount of any tribe in the state — more than $29 million. The Muscogee Creek Nation was awarded more than $15 million; the Chickasaw Nation got more than $12 million and more than $11 million went to the Choctaw Nation.
The funding can be used for housing development, crime prevention and safety and housing services to eligible families.