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Housing group fights Lumbee Tribe's takeover

A housing group that manages $7 million in federal funds is fighting a request to hand the funds over to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.

The Lumbee Regional Development Association says the tribal council can't take over the program because the association has a contract with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The money comes from the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.

The tribal council last week voted to take over the association's housing program. A similar request was made of the Native American Indian Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act, which receives $750,000 from the state to manage three apartment complexes for tribal members.

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Lumbee housing group says tribe can't have money (The Fayetteville Observer 4/17)