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Mescalero Apache Nation awarded housing funds


The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico received more than $2.3 million in housing funds to improve housing on the reservation.

The money comes from the Indian Housing Block Grant program. The Bush administration had suspended the program after a losing a court case but funding is now back on track.

Along with other HUD funds, the tribe hopes to improve homeownership rates on the reservation.

Get the Story:
Fed help expected to boost Mescalero housing (The Ruidoso News 8/30)

Latest Court Documents:
Order Clarifying Judgement | Order Denying Stay | HUD 'Can Do' Motion

Senate Indian Affairs Committee Letter:
HUD Indian Housing Freeze (June 28, 2006)

Relevant Documents:
Cabrera Letter Suspending Funds | Court Decision in Ft. Peck Case

Hearing Info:
OVERSIGHT HEARING on Native American Housing Programs (Wednesday, June 28, 2006)

Relevant Links:
Fort Peck Tribes - http://www.fortpecktribes.org
Office of Public and Indian Housing, HUD - http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih
National American Indian Housing Council - http://naihc.net
Senate Indian Affairs Committee - http://indian.senate.gov

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