Native American Housing: Building Capacity and Leveraging Resources To Create Opportunity

Native Americans face daunting housing challenges rooted in historical injustices, a complicated legal structure governing land ownership and real estate transactions, the often remote and rural locations of tribal lands, and, in some cases, poor economic conditions.                          

“The heart and hearthstone, family and home, housing and opportunity are always going to be the core of who we are as a country." –Vice President Joe Biden


In this column, Paul Joice, Social Science Analyst with PD&R, talks about the Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) data.

That neighborhood conditions affect the economic, social, educational, and health outcomes of low-income children is apparent. Determining precisely how these neighborhood aspects contribute to children’s well-being, however, is difficult.

In New Haven, Connecticut, an 80-acre brownfield site near Yale University is being repurposed as Yale Science Park, a vibrant innovation district with mixed-income housing.

The USHMC website contains all the national, regional, state, metropolitan, and local data and analysis in one location. You may search by geography to obtain all the reports available for a particular area.

Evidence to support increasing focus and resources on disaster resilience rests on many factors, ranging from detailed analyses of local circumstances and cases to broad datasets examining the causes and consequences of disasters.


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