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Historic Policy Change by Lumbee Tribe Opens Doors for Homeownership

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On Thursday, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina kicked off National Homeownership Month with a major policy change to allow families to build homes on land that is not road frontage. Chairman John Lowery signed the historic amendment at the Lumbee Tribal Housing Complex on Thursday. The policy change is considered to be a game changer for many Lumbee families. Chairman Lowery said he has made homeownership a priority for it to become a reality for more Lumbee families. “Since I came into office, we have increased down payment assistance, reduced the interest rate on home construction loans and with today’s changes to the road frontage policy, we will substantially increase the number of Lumbee citizens who qualify for our homeownership program,” said Lowery. The previous policy may have deterred some tribal families because family land is so important to Lumbee families. In a farm community it isn’t always road frontage.

The program still has some criteria -The land can’t be farther than 1000 ft off the road -The land must be a minimum of a half-acre -The homeowner must have a permanent recorded easement -The access road must be an all-weather road.


For more information about the Lumbee Tribe Housing Department and how you can build a home on your land, contact the Housing Department staff at (910)522-2189.




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