By Allison Charette, Research Analyst
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- In order to improve housing for Native Americans, economic development on tribal lands needs to be prioritized, writes Nancy Pindus of the Urban Institute. From 1990 to 2008, the number of Native-owned businesses was rising, employment was growing, lending to support economic development was increasing, and Native-owned businesses were expanding and diversifying. However, the Great Recession has since stalled economic development, thus impacting housing quality in Indian Country. (MetroTrends Blog, The Urban Institute, April 18)