Blackfeet Tribe gets $2M for COVID-19 relief

Posted at 6:38 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 20:38:32-04

Blackfeet Housing has received more than $2 million in federal funding to help with housing for their tribe and COVID-19 relief. It's part of the Paycheck Protection Program, a Small Business Administration loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed.

They tell us they are looking into housing for the homeless on the reservation.

We spoke with Eileen Henderson, the public information officer for the Blackfeet COVID-19 Incident Command, and she says they are trying to come up with solutions to help with the demand for housing.

"Currently we don't have a facility to house homeless persons, we do not have a shelter or an overnight stay, so we are relying on people's resources to fill with family connections, their friends, and just reaching out to those individuals to find a place to stay at night, and those are things the council takes into close consideration. They are working every day to find a facility for these individuals who are homeless who may become infected with the coronavirus,"said Henderson.

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