Washington tribes receive $15M in housing stimulus
Tribes in Washington will receive early $15 million in housing stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

According to Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington), the Tulalip Tribes will receive $1.2 million; the Colville Confederated Tribes will receive $1.7 million and the Yakama Nation will receive $1.9 million. The Lummi Nation will receive $1.2 million; the Stillaguamish Tribe will receive about $90,000 and the Sauk Suiattle Tribe will receive about $150,000.

"We are so excited and grateful that we are going to receive this money," Tulalip Vice Chairwoman Marie Zackuse said in a statement quoted by The Everett Herald. "This money allows us to give our tribal membership the opportunity to have a home."

The stimulus bill contains about $600 million for the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act program.

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Stimulus goes to tribal housing (The Everett Herald 3/5)

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act:
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