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Housing scarce for thousands of Indian families

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2003

More than 200,000 new homes are needed to address chronic housing shortages in Indian Country, according to the National American Indian Housing Council.

President Bush's fiscal year 2003 budget provide $648 million for Indian housing. Tribal and Indian leaders say at least $1 billion is needed to start reducing overcrowding, homelessness and inadequate facilities.

John Yellow Bird Steele, president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, shares a home on the reservation with his daughter and son-in-law and their seven children, his sister's six children, and two other relatives, The Denver Post reports.

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Indians longing for shelter (The Denver Post 1/22)

Relevant Links:
NAHASDA, US Dept of Housing and Urban Development - http://www-domino.hud.gov/ihp/newhome.nsf
National Indian Housing Council - http://naihc.indian.com

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