Home Ownership

McPherson Road Home Ownership Development

The Grand Ronde Tribe is working to bring home ownership opportunities to the Grand Ronde Community. The Tribe has 20 individual residential lots within the Homeownership Development Complex on McPherson Road. These lots are available for enrolled Grand Ronde Tribal members to lease, and construct, single-family homes. The streets and infrastructure are currently under development and the lots will be ready for home construction in late 2021 or early 2022.

Homes are to be site-built, single family residences, and not of modular or prefabricated construction. Several base designs of varying size are to be provided for homeowner selection with customizable design packages enabling further variation across price and quality levels.

Lot and home selection, construction and financing are all to be coordinated by the selected Proposer based on the individual home goals, needs, design expectations and budget of potential homeowners. Once design and funding are secure the successful bidder and homeowner will enter into an agreement for the homeowner to finance the build.

To get more information about this development, please contact Housing Department Manager Shonn Leno at shonn.leno@grandronde.org or 503-879-2397.

 

Home Ownership Development Civil Improvements

Work is progressing well on site, road sub-grade is complete, and the contractor is starting to install the sanitary sewer, once complete they will start on the storm sewer and water main. Anticipated completion date is still scheduled for Spring 2022. 

 

Home Ownership Development Home Building

Work has begun, the financial lender has started contacting members interested in the development.

A Starter Packet has been created and is available upon request, contact Ryan Webb at Ryan.Webb@grandronde.org. This Starter Packet contains all the information about the process for financing, design, permitting and construction. Once members have completed the pre-qualification process with the financial lender, the architect will start to setup design meetings.

Tell us what you would like in your home by filling out the survey here:

Grand Meadows

Tribal members having a desire to relocate to their homeland can move to Grand Meadows, a 36-lot manufactured home subdivision located in the community of Grand Ronde. The project, developed by the Tribe, provided an opportunity for Tribal members to return to their homeland. The Tribe developed the subdivision and Tribal members purchased their own homes and given a 50-year land lease. This development is designed to be more affordable than conventional housing, yet is not specifically targeted to low income households.

The Grand Ronde Tribal Housing Authority, established in March of 1996, leases the land from the Tribe, and is responsible for the ongoing administration and maintenance of the common areas, the collection of lease fees, and the billing of utilities.

Lot sizes range upwards of 5,500 square feet. Water, sewer, and garbage are included in a monthly lease payment of $200.00 to the Housing Authority, which also covers the cost of maintaining the common areas. Conditions, Rules & Regulations have been developed and adopted, and were updated in January of 2006. Homebuyers are responsible for the cost of their own site improvements, which can be financed through their mortgage.

The Housing Authority and the homebuyer's are participating in HUD's Section 184 Loan Guarantee program, which is designed specifically for trust land. Land held in trust for a Tribe cannot be mortgaged because lenders cannot encumber title to the property in the event of default. With the Section 184 program, a lender can make a loan, and in the case of default, HUD guarantees payment to the lender.

 

Grand Meadows Rules & Regulations