- Created: Friday, 12 July 2019 13:04
- Written by Laura Proescholdt
The Spokane Indian Housing Authority (SIHA) in June received $500,000 in Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) funding from HUD. It is crucial funding that will allow SIHA to rehabilitate, weatherize, and extend the useful life of 16 affordable homes.
Built in the 1970s, the homes are part of the 46-unit Martha Boardman subdivision on the Spokane Indian Reservation. It’s the oldest housing stock in SIHA’s portfolio, primarily home to families with children. “With these funds, we should be able to do work that is critically important for the wellbeing of people who live in these homes — now and in the future,” explains Tim Horan, Executive Director of SIHA.
Right: Previous SIHA projects include construction of a community center and a solar panel installation.
While SIHA has completed some renovations to the subdivision over time, Horan says the ICDBG award will allow them to do more comprehensive updates. Like all other construction and rehabilitation work SIHA undertakes, the Housing Authorities own construction company, which is almost exclusively Spokane tribal members, will complete the updates.