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article A Broken Trust: Sexual Assault And Justice On Tribal Lands (10/7/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sexual assault investigations can fall through the cracks when tribes and the federal government fail to work together. Twila Szymanski lowers the...
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Colorado River Indian Tribes

article Tenant alleges management and Tribes did nothing about problems in Riverview Mobile Home Park (9/30/2019)
(Arizona) -- Rene Cooper is one of the tenants at Riverview Mobile Home & RV Park. Like all the others, she received notice from the Colorado River Indian Tribes...
article Resort residents being evicted by Colorado River Indian Tribes (9/11/2019)
(California) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes have confirmed the Riverview Mobile Home & RV Park in Earp, Calif., will be closed as of the end of February 2020.
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Kalispel Tribe

article Kalispel Tribe opens $26 million apartment complex in Airway Heights (9/30/2019)
(Washington) -- The Kalispel Tribe is bringing more housing to Airway Heights with Salish Flats, a luxury apartment community adjacent to Northern Quest Resort &...
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First Nations

article Lack of affordable housing on Vancouver Island forces family to sleep in a tent and a van (9/27/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Jagmeet Singh learned first-hand Thursday about the affordable housing crunch, when a weeping Betty Nicolaye came to his campaign event to tell him...
article 'Heart of our community' gone as complex burns to the ground in First Nation (9/27/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Grief and bewilderment are the two emotions running through the minds of the people in the Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation as they struggle to come to...
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Prairie Island

article Building project addresses Prairie Island tribal housing shortage (9/23/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Prairie Island Indian Community has begun work on a housing project near the corner of Highway 61 and Highway 316 that should provide 41 home sites...
article Prairie Island president: Housing is main goal at Elk Run (7/20/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Shelley Buck said the Prairie Island Indian Community hopes to help fuel Southeast Minnesota’s continued growth.“We want to be good neighbors...
article Prairie Island president: Housing is main goal at Elk Run (7/20/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Shelley Buck said the Prairie Island Indian Community hopes to help fuel Southeast Minnesota’s continued growth. “We want to be good neighbors...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Inside the lawless tunnel network below the Las Vegas strip where thousands of homeless people live in fear of being washed away (9/11/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Behind the glowing skyline of Las Vegas, thousands of people are living out the "American Dream". Day in and day out, visitors drink, party and...
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Land Issues

article Rent Is Recognition and Restitution for Seattle’s Native Inhabitants (9/9/2019)
(Washington) -- A grassroots movement encourages non-Native city dwellers to pay monthly reparations to the Duwamish, a Native American tribe that’s petitioned for...
article Council Has Reservations About Tribe's Move to Elk Run (7/8/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Rochester City Council members say they need more information on plans for the Elk Run Property, which has sat undeveloped in Pine Island for more than a...
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Grand Canyon

article Developer and town propose roads for hotels and hundreds of homes near Grand Canyon (9/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- The town of Tusayan and an Italian developer are launching a new effort to build resorts and hundreds of homes south of the Grand Canyon, submitting a...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo council votes to oppose possible HUD limits on home-loan program (9/5/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Navajo Nation Council voted unanimously Thursday to oppose a Trump administration draft plan that critics say could put income restrictions for...
article Navajo Nation Housing Summit Strives to Build Stronger Navajo Communities (5/14/2019)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer welcomed nearly 100 attendees on the opening day of the 2019 Navajo Nation Housing...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article HUD Official Tours As Wampanoag Housing Nears Completion (8/22/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The frames of several soon-to-be completed buildings stood amid plots of dirt and construction as General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and...
article Tribe To Unveil Statue Honoring Tribe's First Housing Director (5/1/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Sunday, May 5 will be a special moment for Mashpee Wampanaog Tribal members and housing advocates as a ceremony will be held honoring the tribe’...
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Puyallup Tribe

article Puyallup Tribe members leave homes due to violence in the area (8/18/2019)
(Washington) -- Puyallup Tribe Members are leaving their homes in East Tacoma after a shooting this week where two young men died. Late Tuesday, Tacoma Police responded...
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Salt-River Pima Maricopa

article Mobile-home residents of Roadrunner Lake Resort kicked out of park after lease expires (8/11/2019)
(Arizona) -- A long-standing mobile-home park near Scottsdale closed permanently last Sunday, as hundreds of residents left the place they thought would be their home...
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Crow Tribe

article Crow Tribe, National Guard work together to build homes for veterans (8/7/2019)
(Montana) -- This house being built in a small neighborhood on a hill overlooking the town feels like success. Working on the house are members of the Montana and Hawaii...
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Trump Adminstration

article Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson tours LaGrave, talks housing (8/7/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Where can homeless families go in Grand Forks? That was one of a handful of problems brought to Ben Carson, the Housing and Urban Development Secretary...
article Why the economy isn't lifting Trump (4/26/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- I write with Victoria Guida this morning about how the economy and markets are showing remarkable resilience after dire predictions of a sharp...
article American Indian Band sues HUD over letter (4/24/2019)
(Utah) -- The Cedar Band of Piutes alongside the CBC Mortgage Agency filed a lawsuit in a federal court Monday seeking an order immediately stopping enforcement of the U...
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Cherokee Nation

article Officials: Cherokee Nation homes to be restored in $30M plan (8/4/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials say a $30 million rehabilitation plan will overhaul hundreds of tribal homes, remodel community buildings and generate...
article Hoskin announces $30M plan to rehab Cherokee homes, community buildings (8/3/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- On Aug. 2, while visiting the home of a Cherokee Nation citizen who received housing enhancements from the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation,...
article Notes from the Chief: Expanding homeownership opportunities to Cherokees in Arkansas (8/3/2019)
(Arkansas) -- More than 8,000 Cherokee Nation citizens living in four Arkansas counties now have a new option available for homeownership.A mortgage program designed...
article Officials: Cherokee Nation homes to be restored in $30M plan (8/2/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will overhaul hundreds of tribal homes, remodel community buildings and generate construction jobs across northeastern Oklahoma under a...
article Cherokee Nation announces $30 million plan to improve tribal homes, community buildings (8/1/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- A $30 million plan announced Thursday will fund repairs to hundreds of Cherokee Nation homes across northeastern Oklahoma — many of them occupied by...
article Expanding homeownership opportunities to Cherokees in Arkansas (8/1/2019)
(Arkansas) -- More than 8,000 Cherokee Nation citizens living in four Arkansas counties now have a new option available for homeownership. A mortgage program designed...
article Expanding homeownership opportunities to Cherokees in Arkansas (8/1/2019)
(Arkansas) -- More than 8,000 Cherokee Nation citizens living in four Arkansas counties now have a new option available for homeownership. A mortgage program designed...
article Cherokees in 4 Ark. counties eligible for Section 184 home loans (7/21/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation citizens living in four Arkansas counties now qualify to use the Section 184 Home Loan Guarantee Program after the tribe’s request to...
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Citizen Potawatomi

article Foster and adoptive homes needed for Potawatomi children nationwide (8/4/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Citizen Potawatomi Nation is an economically and culturally thriving tribe. Despite our successes, some Potawatomi children are involved with the child...
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Opioid Crisis

article 'Underfunded and under attack': Cowichan Valley coping with opioids, housing crisis (7/26/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Community leaders in the Cowichan Valley have taken the drastic step of asking residents to write to government officials and demand action on...
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Macau Gaming

article Tiny Apartments and Punishing Work Hours: The Economic Roots of Hong Kong’s Protests (7/24/2019)
(Hong Kong) -- Rents higher than New York, London or San Francisco for apartments half the size. Nearly one in five people living in poverty. A minimum wage of $4.82 an...
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Nevada Gaming

article Casino tower eyed for temporary dorm housing after gas blast (7/20/2019)
(Reno) -- University of Nevada, Reno officials are negotiating to house 1,300 students in a tower that is part of a casino resort while two dormitories are closed to...
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Showboat Casino

article Luxury housing bringing 'new life' to Atlantic City (7/8/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- The opening of the Showboat hotel’s apartments has created another housing option for those seeking luxury in the seaside resort. The Showboat...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Staying In Atlantic City For A While? You Can Now Rent An Apartment At The Showboat (6/24/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- Just in time for the busy summer season on the Jersey Shore, the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City now offers long-term rentals. According to a press...
article Redevelopment plan ready for Atlantic City's MGM marina district deal (6/23/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- A new redevelopment zone in the Marina District allows multi-family housing there, paving the way for luxury housing and other projects sought by MGM...
article MGM Resorts partnering to build luxury Atlantic City housing on land long targeted for a casino (5/15/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- It is a tract of land long targeted for another casino in Atlantic City’s Marina District, back past the Golden Nugget along the bay, looking...
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CSKT

article CSKT, VA make tribal veterans home loans easier to get (6/20/2019)
(Montana) -- The process for eligible Confederated Salish and Kootenai veterans, active-duty military to apply for a Veterans Affairs home loan on federal trust land got...
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San Manuel Tribe

article San Manuel prepares reservation for new tribal housing (6/20/2019)
(California) -- After the recent completion of grading the foothills overlooking west side of Highland, the housing development constructing 30-40 new homes in San...
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Pine Ridge

article This Community Is Striving To Rebuild One Of The Poorest Places In America (6/6/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Alan Jealous, a 27-year-old construction worker, dreamt of building and owning a home. Homeownership is the cornerstone of the American Dream. But for...
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Dry Creek Rancheria

article First step taken in property annexation (6/5/2019)
(California) -- During the last Cloverdale City Council meeting, the council passed a resolution allowing the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians to submit a pre-zoning and...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Qualla Housing celebrates clean audit (5/24/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed announced on Monday, May 13 that the Qualla Housing Authority (QHA) has received its first clean in audit in over 10...
article Snowbird breaks ground on ‘State-of-the-art’ Complex (5/24/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The Snowbird Community is getting a new 48,000 square foot community center. Various leaders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) made the...
article EBCI Housing Division expanding services to surrounding counties (5/6/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The Down Payment Assistance Program and Rate Buy-Down Program will now be available to enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI...
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National Congress of American Indians

article NCAI’s former director continues career by leading Indian housing program (5/6/2019)
(Alaska) -- Jacqueline Pata, Tlingit, is leaving the National Congress of American Indians and starts her new role as the president and chief executive officer of the...
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Oneida Nation

article Letter: Oneida Indian Nation can do more for Sylvan Beach mobile home owners (5/6/2019)
(New York) -- Recently, I've seen reports of the Oneida Nation kicking out some Sylvan Beach residents from waterfront property the Oneidas own. True, anyone who...
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Water Issues

article After 3 years, federal bill to fix Columbia River tribal fishing sites could become law (4/26/2019)
(Oregon) -- About three years after Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer visited Lone Pine, there might finally be movement to fix the decrepit conditions there, where Columbia...
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Congress

article Maine tribes to receive more than $4.2 million for affordable housing (4/25/2019)
(Maine) -- U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced last week that five Maine tribes – the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, the Houlton...
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Other News

article Trump administration finally lands a leader for Indian housing programs (10/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Year three of the Donald Trump presidency is almost over but his administration has finally landed a leader to oversee its Indian housing programs.
article Reservation Indians pay more for mortgages (10/7/2019)
(Indian Country) -- American Indians living on reservations who want to buy homes are significantly more likely to have high-priced mortgages, and those mortgage rates...
article Study: Those on reservations pay more for mortgages (10/6/2019)
(Minnesota) -- American Indians living on reservations who want to buy homes are significantly more likely to have high-priced mortgages, and those mortgage rates...
article Tlingit and Haida gets more than $1 million in housing grants (10/3/2019)
(Alaska) -- A pair of Department of Housing and Urban Development programs will give grants totaling more than $1 million dollars to the Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing...
article Federal study finds Indigenous people spend fewer nights in homeless shelters, but return more often (9/26/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Indigenous people are spending fewer nights in homeless shelters than non-Indigenous users, a finding from federal researchers who warn in internal documents...
article 2019 20 Under 40: Moira Villiard (9/26/2019)
(Minnesota) -- I work full time as the arts and cultural program coordinator at the American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO), unofficially as the in-house...
article Sedona, Arizona, Is At The Crossroads Of Its History And Future (9/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- Wordsworth wrote of London, “earth hath not anything to show more fair.” But then, he’d never been to Sedona, Arizona. Arizona has been...
article Minneapolis and tribal leaders break ground on housing project at site of former Nav Center (9/15/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Tribal leaders and the city's mayor were celebrating new beginnings Saturday with the groundbreaking of low-income housing in south Minneapolis.
article Under-construction Turnberry Ocean Club condo tower scores $460M refi (9/11/2019)
(Florida) -- Jeffrey Soffer’s Fontainebleau Development secured a massive refinance of its Turnberry Ocean Club, a 54-story condo tower under construction in Sunny...
article Navajo, Hopi Nations Have High Rates Of "Plumbing Poverty" (9/4/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Researchers at the University of Oregon used Census data to make the first nationwide map of what they call “plumbing poverty”—...
article Winnipeg advocates help other cities bring Indigenous perspective to fight against homelessness (9/1/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- Joe Hatch says getting a new apartment through a program to fight homelessness was an experience that made him feel human again. "When you're on...
article Local organization hosts indigenous entrepreneurs workshop (8/28/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The American Indian Community Housing Organization hosted a three-part workshop series, and the focus was on economic opportunities for indigenous people...
article Anaconda’s Army National Guard steps up for Native American veterans (8/17/2019)
(Montana) -- The troops from Anaconda’s Army National Guard 230th Engineers Co. work hard and are proud of their work. “That’s something that if we...
article Woman Lives Childhood Dream of Helping (8/10/2019)
(New Mexico) -- This is the 10th and final entry in "Women of Distinction," a series of profiles being published weekly this summer about women who make a...
article Tribes receive $63 million from HUD for housing and community projects (8/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently awarded $63 million in grants to support housing and community development projects in...
article Pleasant Hill residents vent to mayor about 'third-world' conditions, call for action on unsafe homes (8/8/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Just days after Saskatoon's Pleasant Hill neighbourhood was rocked by its third homicide in one week, leaders in the area wrote an impassioned...
article 'It's just hard': Paddle Prairie residents begin to rebuild (8/8/2019)
(Alberta) -- Northern Alberta residents whose homes were destroyed by the Chuckegg Creek wildfire are beginning to rebuild. The Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement lost 16...
article A historic affordable housing project for urban Natives is underway in Portland (8/7/2019)
(Oregon) -- The housing crisis is worse than you think, and for Natives, it’s even worse than that. According to “Out of Reach 2019,” a recent report...
article Bill would help tribes combat homelessness (8/1/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate in late July would make it possible for tribes and tribally designated housing entities to...
article Federal Court Makes HUD Suspend Downpayment Assistance Changes (7/26/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On July 23, 2019, the Federal Housing Administration issued Mortgagee Letter 2019-10 (ML 19-10), formally suspending the changes to down payment...

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