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Published August 31, 2012, 09:42 AM

Evicted New Town residents helped by tribe

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — The Three Affiliated Tribes has developed a new mobile home park for homeowners evicted from a New Town park after the property was sold to an oil company.

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — The Three Affiliated Tribes has developed a new mobile home park for homeowners evicted from a New Town park after the property was sold to an oil company.

Residents of the 45-unit Prairie Winds Trailer Court were told to leave after the property was sold to United Prairie Cooperative to use for employee housing. The Forum reports that the evicted residents feared they would be homeless because of a housing shortage caused by the western North Dakota oil boom.

Tribe CEO Dennis Fox says the tribe invested more than $2 million to develop the new area, move some trailers and provide mortgages to residents who needed to buy new trailers. The tribe also bought seven trailers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to use as transitional housing.

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