The Wind River Indian Reservation Housing Crisis
- Hosted by Melodie Edwards
The two tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation are growing and prospering: the Northern Arapaho is expected to reach 11,000 this year, the Eastern Shoshone is almost 5,000 strong. But while the number of people has been expanding, the number of homes where all those people can live has not.
Over the last few months, Wyoming Public Radio has been investigating the ramifications of the housing shortage on Wind River, looking at how it has led to overcrowding, homelessness, and racial discrimination in nearby communities. In this series, we’ve also examined financial solutions available to the tribes and talked with people are taking a grassroots approach to helping their neighbors find a safe, dry place to sleep.