MPR: White Earth Band uses tax credits to improve housing

"A program that gives federal tax credits to investors who build homes on the White Earth Indian Reservation will make a small but important dent in the chronic housing shortage there.

Thirty families on the reservation are living in new homes this spring thanks to the program, through which the tribe hires contractors to build two- and three-bedroom homes with money from private investors. The investors will receive a 10-year tax break for investing in low-income housing.

About 9,200 of the White Earth tribe's 20,000 enrolled members live on the reservation, where housing is a mix of single-family homes and apartments. The tribal housing authority, which manages about 310 units, has a waiting list of about 200 families for housing."

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Tax credits help ease White Earth reservation housing crunch (Minnesota Public Radio 4/3)

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