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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, FINANCE AND URBAN AFFAIRS
HENRY S. REUSS, Wisconsin, Chairman THOMAS L. ASHLEY, Ohio
J. WILLIAM STANTON, Ohio WILLIAM S. MOORHEAD, Pennsylvania CHALMERS P. WYLIE, Ohio FERNAND J. ST GERMAIN, Rhode Island STEWART B, MCKINNEY, Connecticut HENRY B. GONZALEZ, Texas
GEORGE HANSEN, Idaho JOSEPH G. MINISH, New Jersey
HENRY J. HYDE, Illinois FRANK ANNUNZIO, Illinois
RICHARD KELLY, Florida JAMES M. HANLEY, New York
JIM LEACH, Iowa PARREN J. MITCHELL, Maryland
THOMAS B. EVANS, JR., Delaware WALTER E. FAUNTROY,
S. WILLIAM GREEN, N
Park District of Columbia
RON PAUL, Texas STEPHEN L. NEAL, North Carolina
ED BETHUNE, Arkansas JERRY M. PATTERSON, California
NORMAN D. SHUMWAY, California JAMES J. BLANCHARD, Michigan
CARROLL A. CAMPBELL, JR., CARROLL HUBBARD, JR., Kentucky
South Carolina JOHN J. LAFALCE, New York
DON RITTER, Pennsylvania
JOHN EDWARD PORTER, Illinois
PAUL NELSON, Clerk and Staff Director
SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
THOMAS L. ASHLEY, Ohio, Chairman
STEWART B. MCKINNEY, Connecticut
RICHARD KELLY, Florida WALTER E. FAUNTROY,
THOMAS B. EVANS, JR., Delaware District of Columbia
S. WILLIAM GREEN, New York JERRY M. PATTERSON, California
JIM LEACH, Iowa JOHN J. LAFALCE, New York
ED BETHUNE, Arkansas
DON RIT R, Pennsylvania
GERALD R. MCMURRAY, Staff Director
FRANK DESTEFANO, Professional Staf Member
Chino, Wendell, president, National Tribal Chairman's Association;
accompanied by Mr. Black
Nation of Oklahoma..
dent's Regional Housing Authority, Bethel, Alaska -
Farmers Home Administration, Department of Agriculture; accompanied
by Stewart Jamison, Indian coordinator -
February 20, 1980, as vice chairman, National American Indian
Housing Council; on behalf of Johnnye Chopper, chairman.-
Wilson, Harold O., executive director, Housing Assistance Council;
accompanied by Peggy Treuer...
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SUBMITTED FOR INCLUSION IN THE RECORD
ment with Donald Montoya, director of housing, Pueblo of Laguna, N.
Charts submitted on FmHA's survey on participation in section 502
Montoya, Donald, director of housing, Pueblo of Laguna, N. Mex., joint
statement with Bill Barber, architect, Wiliiam G. Barber & Associates,
Wylie, Hon. Chalmers P., newspaper article “Adobe Is Adorable, but
Today's Pueblos Can't Build With It," Wall Street Journal, February 4,
INDIAN AND ALASKAN NATIVE HOUSING PROGRAMS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1980
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OF THE
Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 10:10 a.m., in room 2128, of the Rayburn House Office Building; Hon. Thomas L. Ashley (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.
Present: Representatives Ashley, Gonzalez, LaFalce, AuCoin, Evans of Indiana, Lundine, Watkins, Stanton, Wylie, Green, and Bethune.
Chairman ASHLEY. The subcommittee will come to order.
This morning, the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Development begins 2 days of oversight hearings on the Indian and Alaskan Native housing program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Beginning in December of 1978, the subcommittee staff at my direction began an intensive review of this program.
Since then, numerous discussions have been held with tribal and Native leaders, Indian housing authorities, administration officials, public interest groups and other House and Senate committees concerned with Indian affairs.
The staff also visited a number of Indian and native American housing authorities throughout the country, and, for the first time in the subcommittee's history, made an onsite examination of housing in Alaska.
The housing needs of native Americans are substantial. Meeting these needs is an extremely complex and difficult task. Cultural, religious, and political factors often appear to conflict with existing housing assistance approaches.
The remoteness of reservations and villages, and their unique topographic and climatologic conditions adds to this complexity.
In addition, the unique status of tribal land and the trust relationship between recognized tribes and the Federal Government, while necessary to protect native Americans, tends to further restrict the availability of decent housing on reservations.
It is estimated that virtually half of all housing on reservations is in a substandard condition. With the influx of nonreservation Indians
a back to the reservations and the population growth from within, the housing needs on reservations has been growing rather than abating.