- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Two Wyoming tribes have received $3.8 million in federal funds to improve housing conditions for low-income families on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1WqMReI ) that the awards announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will benefit the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes. The Eastern Shoshone Tribe is receiving $1.5 million, and the Northern Arapaho Tribe will receive $2.3 million.

The money is provided through a federal program that supports various community development and affordable housing projects in Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Executive director of Northern Arapaho Tribal Housing, Patrick Goggles, says the funds will allow the tribe to rehabilitate federally subsidized housing and develop more affordable housing.

The Eastern Shoshone Housing Authority will rehabilitate 116 housing units on the reservation.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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