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Net-Zero Homes Help Solve an Affordable Housing Crisis at a Native American Reservation

By Lydia Lee
The $60 million plan involves members of the Oglala Lakota Nation helping to build their own homes.
The Pine Ridge Reservation in Porcupine, South Dakota, is home to 35,000 members of the Oglala Lakota Nation and comprises some of the poorest counties in the country. Besides widespread unemployment, the area struggles with overcrowded housing and, by some estimates, may require 4,000 new houses.
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