Wyden, Merkley announce affordable housing grants for Oregon Tribes - Federal resources total more than $15 million
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today 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:
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
Warm Springs Confederated Tribes, $1.36 million
Press release provided from the Office of US Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon.