Giant Housing Project Begins in Indian Country

Church Rock, New Mexico – Locals here looked on as officials broke ground to build perhaps the largest single housing project in Indian country, 900 homes and community facilities at a cost of $180 million. This ambitious project, the largest ever on the Navajo Nation, will be completed over the next five years.

It will contain a convenience store, park, and other commercial development said project organizers.

This is possibly the largest undertaking of its kind in Indian country, said Jimmie Bitsuie, an official with Ft. Defiance Housing Corp., a non-profit housing provider. The homes will be brand new three and four bedroom homes and will serve lower income Navajo families who are living in substandard and overcrowded conditions.

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