South Dakota Senate rejects bill to aid tribal housing

The South Dakota Senate voted 6-29 against a bill that would have ensured tribes could participate in a state housing program.

Under the program, prison inmates build small houses for low-income people. Rep. Thomas Van Norman, a Democrat, introduced HB1093 to make tribal members on reservations eligible for the homes.

Van Norman said the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe was able to obtain homes through the program until 2003, when the South Dakota Housing Development Authority stopped the practice.

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South Dakota Legislature - http://legis.state.sd.us

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