Housing scarce for thousands of Indian families
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More than 200,000 new homes are needed to address chronic housing shortages in Indian Country, according to the National American Indian Housing Council.

President Bush's fiscal year 2003 budget provide $648 million for Indian housing. Tribal and Indian leaders say at least $1 billion is needed to start reducing overcrowding, homelessness and inadequate facilities.

John Yellow Bird Steele, president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, shares a home on the reservation with his daughter and son-in-law and their seven children, his sister's six children, and two other relatives, The Denver Post reports.

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Indians longing for shelter (The Denver Post 1/22)

Relevant Links:
NAHASDA, US Dept of Housing and Urban Development -
National Indian Housing Council -

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