Poverty and Public Health
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Thu May 9, 2013

Pueblo Of Zuni Breaks Ground On New Housing

Kindergarten children from Zuni Pueblo dance as they celebrate the groundbreaking of the first three homes to be built through US Department of Agriculture’s Self Help Housing Program.
Credit USDA Rural Development New Mexico

In what's thought to be the first housing program of it's kind brought to a tribal community, the Pueblo of Zuni in western New Mexico has broken ground on a series of homes financed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The "Self-help housing" program works like this: the USDA gives your community a grant to finance housing, delivers supplies to build a home, provides blue prints, then - with the help of technical volunteers - oversees community members build their own homes.

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