Over $2 Million in Housing Assistance Announced in Oregon, Linn-Benton Housing Authority Awarded $280,650

Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced a total of $2,366,528 in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program investments are heading to Clackamas, Douglas, Lane, Linn-Benton, Malheur, and Marion counties. 

“As the affordable housing crisis continues to impact Oregon families in every corner of the state, I am encouraged to see these counties being awarded such critical housing assistance to provide shelter to those who need it most,” said Merkley. “I won’t stop working to secure federal resources that help put a roof over every Oregonian.” 

“Housing is a human right, and it’s urgent business to invest real resources in making that statement a reality for Oregonians struggling to afford a roof over their heads and a floor under their feet,” Wyden said. “I am gratified that these federal housing funds are heading to Oregon and will keep battling to secure similar resources for the entire state.”  

The HCV Program helps ensure that low-income families, the elderly, and Americans with disabilities are able to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing within the private market. This program also supports families and individuals who are currently in federally subsidized housing by ensuring they can continue to utilize these critical programs. Further, the program allows participants the opportunity to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments. 

Individual awards for Oregon are as follows: 

Housing Authority of Clackamas County 

            $266,534 – Oregon City 

Housing Authority of Douglas County 

            $28,605 – Roseburg 

Housing Authority & Communication Services of Lane County 

            $596,282 – Eugene 

Linn-Benton Housing Authority 

            $280,650 – Albany 

Housing Authority of Malheur County 

            $441,164 – Ontario 

Marion County Housing Authority 

            $658,720 – Salem 

Housing Authority of the City of Salem 

            $94,573 – Salem  


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