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Reservation homes plagued by mold problems

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Native American Programs held a two-day session in South Dakota to discuss mold problems in reservation homes.

Ric Palmier, superintendent of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Housing Authority, said 73 percent of the 1,700 HUD units on the Pine Ridge Reservation have mold. He said it would take money to address the problem.

Housing experts said tighter houses with lack of adequate ventilation can lead to mold. Other causes include leaks and overcrowded homes. If mold isn't addressed, it can lead to serious health problems.

Get the Story:
Mold session suggests fixes (The Rapid City Journal 12/3)

Relevant Links:
HUD, Office of Native American Programs -