Monacan Indian Nation in Amherst, six other Virginia tribes to receive more than $1 million in housing assistance

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

Two members of the Monacan Indian Tribe hold hands during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Monacan Indian Nation Headquarters in Madison Heights, Va. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (Kendall Warner/The News & Advance via AP)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC/WFXR) — U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced on Thursday that they have received $1,105,039 in federal funding to help seven Native American tribes in Virginia — including one from Amherst — develop affordable housing in their communities.

“We’re pleased to see these federal funds go toward improving access to housing for Virginia tribes,” the senators said in a prepared statement on Thursday, Feb. 25. “It’s imperative that these communities have safe and affordable places to live.”

This money was awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Indian Housing Block Grant Program. The money will go to the Chickahominy, the Eastern Chickahominy, the Upper Mattaponi, the Rappahannock, the Monacan, the Pamunkey, and the Nansemond Indian Tribes.

Here is how much each tribe will recieve:

  • Chickahominy Indian Tribe from Providence Forge: $262,063
  • Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division from Providence Forge: $74,418
  • Monacan Indian Nation from Amherst: $302,115
  • Nansemond Indian Tribe from Suffolk: $140,897
  • Pamunkey Indian Tribe from King William: $74,406
  • Rappahannock Tribe, Inc. from Indian Neck: $74,571
  • Upper Mattaponi Tribe from King William: $176,569

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