Tester Secures Funding to Provide Housing for Blackfeet, Fort Peck, CSKT Families

Senator Announces Funding After Strengthening Affordable Housing Grants

(U.S. Senate) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced over $10 million to improve access to affordable housing for Fort Peck, Blackfeet, and Flathead Reservations.

The funding comes from the Indian Housing Block Grant Program administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the construction and maintenance of affordable housing.

“When we tackle homelessness, we create stronger families, schools, and communities,” said Tester, a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. “This critical investment will help families build careers, lead healthy lives, and succeed in the classroom.”

These investments come shortly after Tester secured an additional $101 million in funding to strengthen the Indian Housing Block Grant Program in this year’s annual budget bill. Tester was the only member of the Montana delegation to vote for the funding legislation.

Tester also secured affordable housing funding for Fort Peck and Blackfeet last year, just weeks after bringing Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to Indian Country.