If there’s one word to describe Craig Harris and Dennis Wagner’s Arizona Republic investigation, it’s diligence. They spent 18 months untangling a complex web of issues feeding the Navajo Nation’s housing crisis, all while turning other stories. Their investigation put the Navajo Housing Authority and HUD under a microscope for consistently failing to provide the homes and renovations needed by thousands on the reservation.

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CREDITS

Erin McKinstry reported this story. IRE Web Editor Sarah Hutchins edits the podcast. Original episode artwork comes from podcast host Blake Nelson. We are recorded in the studios of KBIA at the University of Missouri.

 

MUSIC

Basurera (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Milkwood (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Floor Shine (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Slow-Toe (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Caravel (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

In My Head (Podington Bear) / CC BY-NC 3.0