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.
Looking for links to the stories and resources we discussed on this week’s podcast? We’ve collected them for you.
- Read “To Build a Home: The Navajo Housing Tragedy,” Craig Harris and Dennis Wagner’s investigation for the Arizona Republic.
- View Dennis’ article about requesting public records in Indian country
- Members only: Learn more about how Craig and Dennis reported this story by reading their IRE Awards questionnaire (File 27871_q.pdf).
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.
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