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4 Louisiana Native American tribes get HUD housing funds

4 Louisiana Native American tribes get HUD housing funds

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four Native American tribes in Louisiana are getting a total of about $492,000 in federal funds to help tribe members get into more affordable housing.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said it was handing out the money to the Louisiana tribes.

The Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana is getting the most money — $298,423. The Chitimacha Tribe is getting $73,000, the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana is getting $50,300 and the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians $70,000.

The grants coming to Louisiana are part of $651 million going to 636 Native American tribes in 34 states.

The funds can be used to build new housing, help Native American tribe members find housing and fight crime.

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