Rundown Shiprock homes to be demolished, rebuilt

Posted at: 03/08/2013 10:22 AM
By: The Associated Press

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A project to demolish and replace 91 run-down abandoned homes on the south side of the Shiprock is getting the go-ahead.

According to The Daily Times, the Navajo Housing Authority and a property management company agreed to proceed with the federally funded project in the community located on the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico.

Many of the 10-year-old homes are beyond repair due to damage. Graffiti covers the walls and trash litters the floors. A Housing Authority official says it will seek bids by April.

The authority will provide $9.3 million to tear down the homes and start rebuild them. The authority will provide more funding later but how much that will be isn't known.

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