Federal Grant to Help Get Mold Out of Tribal Housing
Two Southern Arizona tribal communities will receive U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants to help beat back mold in homes.
The Tohono O’odham Nation and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe will receive $800,000 each to renovate homes.
The Tohono O'odham will match its grant with $650,000 in tribal funds.
The money will pay for 10 1970s-era homes to be stripped to their foundations and exterior walls, and remodeled. Evaporative cooling systems will be replaced with central air conditioning and the homes' plumbing will be redone. The Tohono O’odham worked with Indian Health Services to identify homes with significant mold.