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Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico: Tribal-Led Cultural Preservation

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August 28, 2013  

Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico: Tribal-Led Cultural Preservation

HUD USER publishes a series of Case Study case studies that highlight federal, state, and local strategies for increasing affordable housing opportunities, integrating sustainable features and practices, and improving access to public transportation. The projects featured in these case studies have demonstrated innovation through a multitude of partnerships and initiatives.

The most recent Case Study details the ongoing preservation and restoration efforts taking place in Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico. Nearly 30 traditional pueblo homes have been restored in the Ohkay Owingeh tribe’s historic center, Owe’Neh Bupingeh, through a tribal-led, community-informed planning process. The restoration efforts are the product of the Owe’neh Bupingeh Preservation Plan — the first such plan ever developed by a tribal community in the United States and a recipient of the 2013 APA/HUD Secretary’s Opportunity and Empowerment Award.

Visit HUD USER's Case Studies Resource page to learn more about the restoration of Owe’neh Bupingeh and to view other promising examples of how communities across the nation are raising the bar on affordable, sustainable development.

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