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Overcrowding, meth and mold big problems on reservations, tribal officials tell HUD leader


BISMARCK -- Overcrowding, meth and black mold were among the issues pushed forward as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro met with tribal leaders in Bismarck Tuesday to discuss housing challenges on reservations in the state.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., invited Castro to the Northern Plains Housing Summit at the Ramada Inn to hear from tribes about an overall lack of housing as well as a need to test home environments for amphetamines.

“What I heard today is that we need to look at sometimes barriers that exist in our housing programs that make it difficult for tribes to take advantage of those programs," Castro said to reporters after meeting with tribal leaders.


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