The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation and the Burns Paiute Tribe are getting $3 million total in federal grants to build affordable housing and repair a cultural heritage center.
Warm Springs will use $2 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Indian Community Development Block Grant to build eight homes. The goal is to increase the availability of affordable housing for lower-income Tribal members.
“There are not enough homes for the families in the community, which results in many families living in overcrowded and substandard conditions,” Danielle Wood, Executive Director of Warm Springs Housing Authority, said in a statement. “It will be a joy seeing the smiles on families’ faces when they enter their new home for the first time.”
More than $910,000 to the Burns Paiute Tribe will help rehabilitate the Tukwahone Cultural and Heritage Center.
“It will be a welcoming space where our culture can be seen and experienced through historical artifacts and multimedia storytelling as well as through the retail sales of traditional handcrafted wares,” said Tracy Kennedy, Director of Planning and Economic Development for the Burns Paiute Tribe.