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Lumbees Get Federal Housing Grant

Posted August 14, 2007 4:50 p.m. EDT
Updated August 15, 2007 7:31 a.m. EDT

— The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Tuesday awarded the Lumbee tribe a $12.7 million grant to build more affordable housing for tribe members and to improve crime prevention.

The U.S. House in June approved a bill recognizing the Lumbees. The Senate hasn't yet approved the measure, which would clear the way for the tribe to receive more federal assistance.