ERIC Number: ED111566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Housing in the United States. A Staff Report on the Indian Housing Effort in the United States with Selected Appendixes. Committee Print, 94th Congress,1st Session, February 1975.
Williams, Thomas B., Comp.; Leatherman, Robert D., Comp.
Providing a comprehensive collection of data and materials essential to understanding the American Indian housing problem, this report was prepared to acquaint Members of Congress and others with the fact that Indian housing is "deplorable" due to such factors as the prevalence of low incomes, the predominance of trust land, unique cultural patterns, and the multiplicity of Federal agencies involved in the Indian housing effort. Report divisions include: (1) Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Indian Housing Programs; (2) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Housing Improvement Program; (3) Related Services and Program Administration (roads, water, sanitation, etc.); (4) Problems with the Present Program (the tri-agency agreement, the 1974 Housing and Community Development Act, building on Indian lands, relative priority accorded Indian projects, special legal relationship, and regional characteristics); and (5) Possible Options and/or Policy Alternatives (maintain the status quo with certain legislative and administrative changes and develop a comprehensive Indian housing and community development act). Extensive appendices (some 600 pages) document the slow progress of Indian housing, presenting dates, acts, various agreements, HUD circulars and legal memorandums, correspondence, agency responses, General Accounting Office reports, papers, etc. (JC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.