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Yakama Nation Housing Authority Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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NEAR TOPPENISH, Wash.-- Dozens of families in the lower Yakima Valley now have new places to call home.

Today the Yakama Nation Housing Authority celebrated not only finishing 68 new low cost housing units, but also its 50th anniversary.

The organization provides homes for tribal members.

The development is aimed at families and the nation says over 400 kids will live in the new homes.

"Sometimes these families have never had bedrooms for their own children. Children are packed inside of a house with other adults and their children, so very very proud," said Elena Bassett with the Yakama Nation Housing Authority.

It's an expansion of a development near the intersection of Fort Road and Lateral A.

The housing authority says they still have a long way to go, with over three thousand people still on the waiting list.