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Federal Indian Housing Money Not Going As Far As it Used To


August 11, 2017

As the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act continues to languish without reauthorization, Congress got a report card on federal Indian housing programs. It also heard from Indian housing advocates that the buying power of appropriated money has declined, and that fewer houses are being built in Indian country.

At a field hearing of the House Housing and Insurance subcommittee at the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School in Heyward, Wisconsin, members of Congress heard why the stalled bill HR 360, which re-authorizes NAHASDA and passed the House in 2015, should be a priority of lawmakers. But it also heard a detailed scorecard on dollars spent by the Department of Housing and Urban Developments four major Indian housing programs.


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