February 22, 2023

Merkley, Wyden Announce Over $10.5 Million Coming to Oregon for Public Housing

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be awarding communities across Oregon $10,559,201 from the Public Housing Capital Fund to support the development, financing, and modernization of public housing properties and for management improvements.

“Oregonians in every corner of our state are struggling under the crushing weight of our affordable housing crisis,” said Senator Merkley. “Everyone should have a safe, affordable place to call home, and these HUD investments in public housing across the state will help ensure Oregonians have access to reliable housing.”

“Housing that Oregonians can afford in communities of all sizes is a must for quality of life statewide,” Wyden said. “These federal resources will help to accelerate the quantity and improve the quality of affordable options needed so urgently to combat the housing crisis in every nook and cranny of our state.”

The award amounts and information can be found below:

  • Housing Authority of Portland: $2,660,355
  • Housing Authority & Community Services of Lane County: $1,682,519
  • Housing Authority of Clackamas County: $1,547,675
  • Housing Authority of Washington County: $990,710
  • Housing and Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County: $935,145
  • Housing Authority of the City of Salem: $583,611
  • Housing Authority of Douglas County: $582,886
  • Housing Authority of Lincoln County: $456,027
  • Housing Authority of the County of Umatilla: $380,442
  • North Bend Housing Authority: $369,839
  • Coos-Curry Housing Authority: $203,810
  • Housing Authority of Malheur County: $166,182