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
The organization provides homes for tribal
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