Smith, Wyden Announce Housing Grants for Oregon Tribes


The Burns and Klamath tribes will receive over $1.1 million for housing improvements

Washington, D.C., November 1st, 2007 — Today, Oregon Senators Gordon Smith and Ron Wyden announced the Burns Paiute and Klamath tribes are set to receive a $1.1 million federal grant to renovate existing homes, some that were built in 1937, and to provide rental vouchers to low-income tribal members. “These needed renovations will allow tribal members to live better lives,” said Smith. “Basic improvements can make a big difference to older homes, making them energy efficient and saving families money on their heating bills.” “Because of this grant, fewer Oregon families will be forced to worry about something as basic as the roof over their heads,” said Wyden. “I will continue to fight for affordable, quality housing for every Oregonian.” The Burns Paiute and Klamath tribes will use their grant to renovate homes, some dating back 70 years and, provide rental assistance. New construction and renovations are expected to begin by early November.

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