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Lumbee Tribe revising housing contractor policy

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina will follow a higher standard when hiring contractors in hopes of preventing housing problems.

The tribe was following state law, which does not require contractors to be licensed for projects under $30,000. But after complaints from tribal members and after the housing program was questioned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the tribe is revising its policies.

The tribe's housing projects cost less than $15,000 so the state won't investigate complaints from tribal members. The state plans on sending an inspect to some of the home sites.

Get the Story:
Lumbees revamp housing contractor hiring (The Fayettevile Observer 3/19)
State won't probe Lumbee housing complaints The Fayettevile Observer 3/19)<

Relevant Links:
Official Lumbee Tribe website -

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