Group meets with NHA on housing for Grand Canyon project
By Kathy Helms
WINDOW ROCK – Members of Confluence Partners LLC – developers of the proposed Grand Canyon Escalade – met Thursday morning 09/06 with Navajo Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners to present the project and discuss possible funding from NHA for employee housing.
“There’s money NHA receives from NAHASDA (Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act) in which they can focus on building homes for the work force – the work force of Navajos who are going to work at the Grand Canyon Escalade,” Deswood Tome, a member of the Navajo Nation negotiating team, said following the meeting.
While NHA has money for housing, one of the challenges in the past has been the lack of infrastructure, he said. “But with the advent of this project it’s going to bring infrastructure, and by bringing infrastructure it’s going to lay the impetus down so that they can start building homes.”
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