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Housing project breaks ground near Nespelem


Members and former members of the Colville Business Council, Colville Indian Housing Authority representatives, Bearclaw Construction, and others involved with the project break ground Monday on the nine new triplexes to be built in Nespelem. - Jacob Wagner photo

The Colville Confederated Tribes held a groundbreaking ceremony in Nespelem on Monday for their nine new triplex housing units that are anticipated to be fully constructed in December.

Between seven and eight million dollars is going toward building the triplexes, an outdoor basketball court at the location, and toward the renovations of 31 HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) houses located in Keller and Inchelium.

Douglas Marconi Sr., executive director of the Colville Indian Housing Authority, explained that some of the money came from HUD, some from tax credit from the Wash...

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