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Senators announce grants for tribes’ affordable housing


Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., announced Monday 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

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