Posted:March 18th, 2012 23:02am
The Smith River Rancheria is in the process of developing multi-family housing. The Housing Department is in the planning phase of a fifteen-unit apartment complex in Brookings. This complex will be built on land purchased by the tribe with a grant from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Native American Housing Block Grant. This will be the first development that the tribe constructs in our Oregon homeland. The units will consist primarily of two and three bedroom units with one four bedroom unit. This location is close to shopping, dining, and health care facilities. The schools, beaches and parks are within reasonable walking distance. We are in the planning and design phase right now and expecting to break ground this summer. Once the construction begins, we hope to have the units ready for occupancy in 2013.
These apartments will be constructed with Indian Housing Block Grant Funds leveraged with monies borrowed from a bank. Based on these funding sources we will have a percentage of these apartments designated exclusive for low-income tribal members. These low income tribal members will not pay more than thirty percent of their income for rent.