Metlakatla tribe first in agreetment with VA


by Jessica Gruenling

ANCHORAGE, Ak-- On Monday Alaska native veterans in Metlakatla became the first Alaskan trive to able to receive a direct loan from the Department of Veteran Affairs for housing.

The Native American Direct Home Loan Program provides benefits for veterans that live on federal trust land.

The Mayor of Metlakatla signed the Memorandum of Understanding so veterans may apply directly to the VA for a 30 year fixed rate loan to purchase, build or improve a home located on federal trust land.

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