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HUD Allocates Record $22.3 Million In Federal Funding Secured By Schatz To DHHL

As Chairman Both of Indian Affairs Committee And Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, Schatz Worked To Increase DHHL Funding By More Than $20 Million

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced it has allocated $22.3 million in Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant funding to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), who serves as both the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and as the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Housing, secured the funding – the highest level ever appropriated by Congress.

“We secured the highest level of funding for Native Hawaiian housing ever,” said Senator Schatz. “This major increase in funding is a big win and means DHHL will have more resources to put people into homes.”

The record amount, included in this year’s appropriations bill and signed into law in March, is $20.3 million more than was allocated last year.