The Warm Springs Housing Authority is set to receive $240,237 to help address homelessness among veterans.
This could help up to 20 homeless tribal member veterans on or near the reservation to find housing.
The funding will be used for rental assistance to homeless veterans, said Scott Moses, director of the Warm Springs Housing Authority.
This is a new program on the reservation, and perhaps the first veterans housing assistance program administered by the tribes. “At least as far as I can remember,” Councilman Moses said.
Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley made the award announcement during a Central Oregon visit last week. The funding is through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Veterans Affairs-Supportive Housing.
The award to the Warm Springs Housing Authority is part of a $5.9 million in grants that will go 26 tribal housing organizations.
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs is the only tribe in Oregon to receive some of the funding.