- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Eleven Native American tribes in Wisconsin are sharing roughly $20.7 million in federal funds meant to support affordable housing.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the Indian Housing Block Grant allocations Tuesday. The allocations are made each year to eligible Native American tribes or their tribally designated housing entities.

The largest allocation among tribes in Wisconsin is about $4.2 million to the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, followed by roughly $3.7 million for the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin. Others receiving funding include the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin.

Funds are meant to benefit low-income families on Native American reservations or in other Native American and Alaska Native communities.

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