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December 1 - 5, 1996
 The house that HUD built: 5,300 square feet for one family
This 5,300-square-foot house on the Tulalip Indian Reservation, north of Everett, was built with taxpayer money earmarked for low-income housing.
By Eric Nalder, Deborah Nelson and Alex Tizon

In this Pulitzer-prize winning series, The Seattle Times reports the results of its investigation into the federal Indian-housing program. The Times found that while more than 100,000 Native-American families live in miserable conditions, millions of tax dollars are being diverted to benefit tribal leaders and outsiders — often with the tacit approval of the federal government.
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Part one
Why did money intended for poor Native Americans go to a large house for a couple making $92,000?
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How did a millionaire former pro-football player tap into the Department of Housing and Urban Development's money stream?
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Are the tribes themselves largely to blame for this debacle? What role do internal tribal politics play?
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Why is tax money helping build houses for operators of one of the biggest casinos in North America?
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What can be done to make sure the Native Americans who truly need housing assistance get it?
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In response to the special report: stories printed December 8 and 9, 1996
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