Maine Tribes Receive More Than $2.3 Million in Housing Grants

 U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Penobscot Indian Nation, the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Pleasant Point Reservation, and the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Indian Township received a total of $2,302,764 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program.

“Indian Housing Block Grants provide important assistance to tribal communities working to maintain and improve affordable housing on their lands,” said Senators Collins and King.

Local funding:

Pleasant Point Reservation Housing Authority: $395,950

Indian Township Passamaquoddy Housing Authority: $969,375