Warm Springs Tribes awarded $1.48 million affordable housing grant

The Department of Housing and Urban Development on Tuesday awarded a $1.48 million grant to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs to preserve affordable housing activities.

The grant was part of $17 million doled out to nine Oregon tribes and $655 million in Indian Housing Block Grants for tribes in 38 states.

“President Trump and HUD are committed to providing our Native American Tribes with the tools they need to create better, affordable housing opportunities for their families,” said Secretary Ben Carson.  “These grant funds will allow local leaders to build stronger and vibrant communities that drive more economic development.”

Indian Housing Block Grants primarily benefit low-income Native American and Alaska Native families.

The amount of each grant is based on a formula that considers local needs and housing units under management by the Tribe or TDHE. Eligible activities for the funds include housing development, operation and modernization of existing housing, housing services to eligible families and individuals, housing management services, crime prevention and safety activities, and model activities that provide creative approaches to solving affordable housing problems in Indian Country.

“Safe, affordable housing is a critical need in Tribal communities,” said HUD Northwest Regional Administrator Jeff McMorris.  “Today’s awards will greatly assist our Tribal partners in meeting the unique and press challenges they face.”

 

OREGON TRIBE

CITY

IHBG AMOUNT

Burns Paiute Tribe

Burns

$121,198

Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Confederated Tribes

Coos Bay

$935,740

Coquille Indian Tribe

North Bend

$1,109,670

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe

Roseburg

$966,095

Grand Ronde Confederated Tribes

Grand Ronde

$3,065,311

Klamath Tribes

Chiloquin

$3,096,133

Siletz Confederated Tribes

Siletz

$3,997,744

Umatilla Confederated Tribes

Pendleton

$1,979,135

Warm Springs Confederated Tribes

Warm Springs

$1,484,877

 

OREGON TOTAL

$16,755,903

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