HUD Announces $7.5 Million Award to Warm Springs Housing Authority


The money will be allocated to develop 10 new housing units, part of a wider Northwest Tribal investment by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced last week that it will award $7,500,000 to the Warm Springs Housing Authority to develop new infrastructure and build 10 housing units on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.

The funding comes from the Indian Housing Block Grant Competitive Program, which provides grants to support affordable housing projects in tribal communities. The allocation was part of 22 awards totaling approximately $128 million for affordable housing investments in tribal communities, including $45,616,683 to tribes in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

“This critical federal housing funding will help address a critical housing shortage in Warm Springs. I will keep working to make sure everyone in our state is able to find a safe, affordable place to call home,” Sen. Jeff Merkley said in a press release jointly issued with Sen. Ron Wyden.

 “This vital funding allows tribes to make investments in safe, affordable housing,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge when she announced the affordable housing spending in Kenai Alaska last week, per a HUD press release announcing the 22 awards. “Indian Housing Block Grant Competitive awards provide tribes with funding to address these challenges in ways that best serve their communities.”

The following grants were made in the Northwest Region and support a variety of housing projects for American Indian Alaskan Native (AIAN) communities:

Alaska

$7,500,000 will be used by Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority to build 13 housing units to increase the number of housing units available to AIAN families.

$7,500,000 will be used by Kenaitze-Salamatof TDHE to build 18 housing units to increase the number of housing units available to AIAN families.

Idaho

$7,500,000 will be used by Fort Hall Housing Authority to build 30 housing units to increase the number of housing units available to AIAN families.

Oregon

$7,500,000 will be used by Warm Springs Housing Authority to develop new infrastructure and build 10 housing units to increase the number of housing units available to AIAN families.

Washington

The award of $7,500,000 will be used by the Lummi Nation Housing Authority to build 32 housing units to increase the number of housing units available to AIAN families.

The award of $7,500,000 will be used by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Housing Authority to build 30 housing units to increase the number of housing units available to AIAN families.

The award of $6,167,683 will be used by Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe to develop new infrastructure and build 4 housing units to increase the number of housing units available to AIAN families.





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