Housing Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives in Tribal Areas: A Report from the Assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs: Executive Summary

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, January 2017

19 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2017

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Nancy Pindus

The Urban Institute

Thomas Kingsley

The Urban Institute

Jennifer Biess

The Urban Institute

Diane Levy

The Urban Institute

Jasmine Simington

The Urban Institute

Christopher Hayes

The Urban Institute

Date Written: January 2017

Abstract

During the past two decades, although improvements have been made, the overcrowding and physical housing problems of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIANs) living on reservations and other tribal areas remain strikingly more severe than those of other Americans. Particular circumstances of tribal areas — remoteness, lack of infrastructure, and complex legal and other constraints related to land ownership — make it extremely difficult to improve housing conditions in those areas, although it is important to point out that tribal area housing problems and the barriers to addressing them are much more challenging in some locations and regions of the country than in others.

This main final report includes the principal findings and conclusions of the Assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs, a congressionally mandated study funded by HUD and carried out by the Urban Institute and its subcontractors, Econometrica, Inc.; NORC at the University of Chicago; and Support Services International, Inc.

Suggested Citation

Pindus, Nancy and Kingsley, Thomas and Biess, Jennifer and Levy, Diane and Simington, Jasmine and Hayes, Christopher, Housing Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives in Tribal Areas: A Report from the Assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs: Executive Summary (January 2017). U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, January 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3055776 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3055776

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Thomas Kingsley

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Jennifer Biess

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Diane Levy

The Urban Institute ( email )

2100 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
United States

Jasmine Simington

The Urban Institute ( email )

2100 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
United States

Christopher Hayes

The Urban Institute ( email )

2100 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
United States

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