For Immediate Release
The Lumbee Tribe's Accomplishments and Highlights for 2023 as Chairman John L. Lowery
and the Lumbee Tribal Council Celebrate Another Year of Progress
Pembroke, NC (January 24, 2024) - The Lumbee Tribe reached more than 27,000 Tribal citizens in 2023 through programs and services. Over the past year, Chairman John L. Lowery also updated several programs to allow services to be available to more families. “As I began my second year as Chairman, the momentum continued as we improved and increased support for our families,” said Chairman Lowery. “I am thankful for our staff's hard work, and the efforts of the Tribal Council, who work daily to meet the needs of our Lumbee Citizens. Our accomplishments in 2023 reflect a thorough look at where our Tribal Citizens need support.” Three major changes include doubling the available Down Payment Assistance amount to a maximum of $20,000, a policy change which allows families to build homes on land that is not road frontage, and passing of a 39 million budget that includes a Residential Services Department which will focus on transitioning families from rental housing to permanent housing.
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