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$60M awarded in tribal housing grants

ANCHORAGE - The federal government has awarded nearly $60 million in grants to more than 90 tribal communities across the nation, including 15 in Alaska, U.S.
Pre-D program wins national recognition

San Diego - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Council on Foundations announced Sept.
Southeast Alaska senior services to be expanded

JUNEAU - Two organizations in Southeast Alaska said a program that helps senior citizens live independently will be expanded because of additional federal funding.
THRHA receives funding from HUD for elder service

Catholic Community Services is pleased to announce that the U.S.
Willoughby District may benefit from federal greening program

Downtown Juneau could a green facelift. The City and Borough of Juneau Lands Committee recently discussed the idea to enter Alaska's capital in the Greening America's Capitals program. The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Policy, U.S.
Learning at Uncle's House

In Tlingit culture, when boys were about 10 years old, they were turned over to their maternal uncles who taught, trained and disciplined them. Ha Kaak Has Ka Hidi, which means "Our Uncles' House," is the official name of the Vocational Training and Resource Center at 3239 Hospital Drive. "What better facility to give honor to our uncles than to name this building after our uncles for the teaching and discipline of the nephews," said Archie Cavanaugh, VTRC director and manager of higher education.
Telling the Truth

Richard Carroll Jr., owner and operator of Alaska Yukon Tours, is happy to show visitors around his village - as long as they're willing to hear the truth.
Building homes and opportunity

Andrew Hope says the Young Alaskans Building Affordable Housing Program enabled him to get his GED, make money for college and learn valuable career skills.
Alaska Digest

Staff and Wire reports from around the state
Group developing efficient homes for rural Alaska

FAIRBANKS - With high fuel prices and harsh winter climes, constructing energy-efficient housing in rural Alaska communities can be a difficult task that is compounded by the prohibitively high costs.


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