To build new residences on Tribal Trust Land, the Navajo Housing Authority and private developers must overcome multiple obstacles
By Dennis Wagner and Craig Harris | The Republic
If the Navajo Reservation were a state, it would be the poorest in the nation, with the highest rates of poverty and unemployment. Its housing need might be more acute than anywhere else, too.
Almost 20 years ago, a study estimated nearly 21,000 families on the Navajo Reservation needed new homes. More than a decade later, despite hundreds of millions of tax dollars allocated, that number had only grown — to more than 34,000.