Housing Department gets grant to build new units

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The Nooksack Housing Authority has been awarded grant funding to built the Nooksack Project, which will provide much-needed additional affordable housing units for the Nooksack Reservation.

This new construction project will consist of three two-bedroom units and one four-bedroom unit. The two-bedroom units will be contained in a triplex on its own lot, located on First Street in Deming. The four-bedroom unit will also be located on its own lot on First Street. Both lots are on the Nooksack Reservation.

The new housing project will be on Tribal Trust land and there is a resolution from Tribal Council to allocate the land for affordable housing, in order to allow for the Tribe to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 virus and similar threats by eliminating the spread of disease.

These four new housing units, with a total of 10 bedrooms, will help the Housing Department to prevent, prepare and respond to health emergencies by substantially reducing current overcrowded living conditions which exacerbate the spread of disease and create overall unhealthy home environments.

The four-bedroom home will be one-story and will contain two full bathrooms. The two-bedroom triplex units will also each have two full bathrooms. Additional amenities include yard space for families with children to enjoy. In addition, each unit will have a self-cleaning oven, frost-free refrigerator, washer/dryer hook-ups, and vinyl flooring which will facilitate cleaning/sanitizing.

The Nooksack Tribal Housing Authority is a department of the Nooksack Indian Tribe. For any questions about the Nooksack Project, tribal members can contact Housing Director Malori Klushkan at mklushkan@nooksack-nsn.gov.

(Nooksack Housing Citizen Participation, for ICDBG-ARP New construction project in Deming, WA)