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Crow Tribe brings in homes for families displaced by floods

The Crow Tribe of Montana handed out the keys for 17 trailers to individuals and families that lost their homes to major flooding on the reservation.

The tribe was already working with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to bring the mobile homes to the reservation when the floods hit in May. The tribe reassessed its priorities and developed a policy to help those who were most affected by the disaster.

"We're here to provide a service. We're here to give an opportunity and some hope to those people who felt hopeless," Chairman Cedric Black Eagle said as he handed the keys to the first family that received a home, The Billings Gazette reported.

The tribe paid $130,000 to move the 17 trailers from Arkansas to Montana.

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Crow families who lost homes in spring floods get new start (The Billings Gazette 11/3)

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