Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Monday, October 26, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Day 26° Partly Cloudy
News >  Spokane

Eastern Washington tribes receive $6.5 million in federal housing funds

From staff reports

Three tribes in Eastern Washington received $6.5 million in federal funds to build affordable housing projects.

“This is great news for tribal communities in Eastern Washington as they continue striving to provide quality, affordable housing for their members,” Sen. Patty Murray, who is on the Senate Appropriations Committee, said in a news release.

The Colville Confederated Tribes received $4 million, while the Spokane tribe received $2.4 million in block grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Kalispel tribe received nearly $100,000.

“The funds received through the Indian Housing Block Grant will be utilized to make necessary repairs and to maintain tribally owned rental properties, assist qualifying low-income applicants with move in costs like first and last month’s rent and damage deposits, and as part of a down payment assistance program for first time home buyers,” a statement from the Kalispel tribe said.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.


New health insurance plans available Nov. 1 through Washington Healthplanfinder

 (Photo courtesy WAHBE)
Sponsored

Fall means the onset of the cold and flu season.