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National American Indian Housing Council holds meeting in DC

The National American Indian Housing Council kicked off its 2011 legislative conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

Over 150 tribal leaders and tribal housing professionals are in town to discuss their priorities. Among other issues, they will discuss the $700 million request for the Indian Housing Block Grant that was included in the fiscal year 2012 budget released by President Barack Obama.

This morning, attendees will hear from Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Deputy Under Secretary Cheryl Cook of Rural Development at the Department of Agriculture, Bryan Newland of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Pilar Thomas of the Department of Energy.

The conference concludes tomorrow.