FEMA homes finally arrive at Pine Ridge
PINE RIDGE, SD -- As part of the recovery efforts from the severe storms and flooding that struck the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Spring 2015, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing housing assistance to residents that had disaster damage to their homes.
One type of assistance is in the form of new manufactured homes. FEMA is now in the process of placing homes on the reservation.
On Wednesday, December 9th, FEMA and Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Yellowbird Steele hosted a press conference at the homesite of Oglala Sioux Tribal member Marvin Goings to officially launch the first phase of the new home placement. Goings and FEMA representative Pedro Santiago signed official documents that gave Goings the deed to the home along with a set of keys.