Klamath Housing Authority receives $160K for housing relief

Construction on low-income housing efforts along Homedale Road back in March.

Klamath Housing Authority has been selected as one of several statewide recipients for housing relief grants.

The offices of Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced Tuesday that more than $10.6 million would be set aside for housing aid in communities across Oregon. Klamath Falls was one of 13 selected, with $160,915 going toward the Klamath Housing Authority.

The grant relief comes at a time when several cities across Oregon and the U.S. face continued challenges with affordable housing and vacancy in some areas.

Other rural communities receiving grants include Umatilla, Malheur, Douglas and Polk counties.

“Every family deserves a decent home in a decent community, and while much more needs to be done, these grants will support capital projects in every corner of Oregon,” Merkley said in a news release.

Portland, Eugene and Clackamas County are set to receive the largest chunks, with $4.17 million going to the Housing Authority of Portland, $1.3 million to the Housing Authority of Clackamas and $1.37 million to Housing Authority and Community Services of Lane County.

More information on the Klamath Housing Authority can be found at klamathhousing.org.

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