North Fork Rancheria’s HUD Housing Funds Approved
August 8, 2017

The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians applied for additional funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to continue implementing a housing and community development project on the Tribe’s 61.5 acres of trust land in North Fork, California. Since 1999, when the housing and community development project was initiated, several residential and tribal government buildings have been constructed under the program.

With the additional funding, the Tribe will develop up to 26 new residences and supporting infrastructure including a 200,000-gallon aboveground water storage tank and onsite septic and associated disposal systems. The Tribe also plans on constructing community features including a playground, community garden, and improvements to an existing walking trail.

HUD environmental regulations (24 Code of Federal Regulations Part 51) required that the Tribe submit an Environmental Assessment (EA) to meet requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). AES was retained to prepare the EA in May of 2017, and within three months HUD released funds to the Tribe.

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