Tribes to receive housing grant

Tribes to receive housing grant

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have announced that Oregon tribes will receive more than $15 million in federal grants to support affordable housing.

"Quality of life throughout our state requires housing that Oregonians can afford," Wyden said. "These fresh federal resources for Oregon's tribes will help them achieve that essential quality-of-life goal and help to honor America's historic obligations for people living and working in these communities."

"The country is facing its biggest housing affordability crisis in decades, with rents dramatically outpacing incomes — and is so often the case, this economic challenge is hitting tribal communities in our state especially hard," Merkley said. "These grants will help develop affordable housing for tribes in Oregon, and I will continue to use my seat on the Senate Appropriations Committee to fight for these resources and be a strong federal partner in supporting tribal sovereignty and self-determination."

The $15.1 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be distributed as follows:

- Warm Springs Confederated Tribes, $1.36 million.

- Burns Paiute Tribe, $117,109.

- Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Confederated Tribes $929,652.

- Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe, $923,649.

- Grand Ronde Confederated Tribes, $3.08 million.

- Klamath Tribes, $2.77 million.

- Siletz Confederated Tribes, $3.95 million.

- Umatilla Confederated Tribes, $1.87 million.