01/27/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/27/2021 08:20
HUD No. 21-013
HUD Public Affairs
January 27, 2021
Acting HUD Secretary Statement on President Biden's Memorandum on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation-to-Nation Relationships
Acting U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Matthew E. Ammon today released the following statement on President Biden'sMemorandum on Tribal consultation and strengthening Nation-to-Nation relationships:
'HUD applauds President Biden for taking bold action to strengthen the Federal government's recognition of Tribal sovereignty, carry out our Federal trust and treaty responsibilities, and ensure that all Federal agencies engage in meaningful government-to-government consultation when developing policies that affect Tribal Nations. HUD plays an instrumental role in providing safe, affordable housing for Tribal communities, and this work could not be done without the engagement of our Tribal partners. The President's memorandum will ensure that our agency will work tirelessly to consult with Tribal leaders when formulating policies to expand opportunity and equity in Native communities. HUD looks forward to implementing the President's Memorandum and to continuing our critical work to meet the housing needs of Tribal Nations.'