The Colville Indian Housing Authority announced, July 15, availability of funding to assist Colville Tribal Families and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a release from CIHA, the organization has established an application process for tribal members within the state of Washington.

Funds are available for activities “to prevent, prepare and respond during the current COVID-19 Emergency, including:

housing services to Colville Tribal members with a focus on elders who are deemed a health-risk, to include care packages of food supplies and basic hygiene-health produces;

acquisition and distribution of personal protective equipment products, cleaning and sanitation supplies, including masks and gloves; 

energy assistance (electrical utility payments) to CIHA managed rental and homeownership units;

rental assistance payment to private, non-CIHA managed households including short term assistance for rapid re-housing at hotel/motel for the homeless and for prevention of near homelessness;

mortgage assistance payments to eligible Colville Tribal members.

Applications are available at the CIHA Main Office in Nespelem or via mail if requested. 

More information can be obtained by calling CIHA at 509-634-2160.

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