Native American Housing: GAO Survey of Tribal Housing Officials (GAO-10-373SP, February 2010), an E-supplement to GAO-10-326

USE OF INDIAN HOUSING BLOCK GRANT (IHBG) FUNDS

3. How many units has your tribe/TDHE built with NAHASDA funds, that is units built in or after 1998 using any NAHASDA funds? (Please enter number; if none, enter '0'.)
  Units

4. Currently, about how many households in your tribe/TDHE receive assistance from NAHASDA funds to do the following? An IHBG (NAHASDA)-funded home is one built in or after 1998 using NAHASDA funds. (Please enter number; if none, enter '0'.):
 
  a. Rent an IHBG-constructed home   Households
  b. Rent an IHBG-acquired home   Households
  c. Rent an IHBG-rehabilitated home   Households
  d. Own an IHBG-constructed home   Households
  e. Own an IHBG-acquired home   Households
  f. Own an IHBG-rehabilitated home   Households
   

5. During federal fiscal years (FFY) 2008 and 2009 to-date, about how many tribal/TDHE households received assistance from NAHASDA for the following purposes?
(Please enter number; if none, enter '0')

FFY 2008

  a. Received tenant-based rental assistance   Households in FFY 2008
  b. Received down-payment assistance to purchase a home   Households in FFY 2008
  c. Participated in housing counseling activities, for example, a financial literacy class   Households in FFY 2008
  d. Other NAHASDA assistance in FFY 2008   Households in FFY 2008
   

  5e. If you checked "other NAHASDA assistance in FFY 2008" above, please explain below.

FFY 2009 to the Present

  f. Receiving tenant-based rental assistance   Households in FFY 2009
  g. Received down-payment assistance to purchase a home   Households in FFY 2009
  h. Participating in housing counseling activities, for example, a financial literacy class   Households in FFY 2009
  i. Other NAHASDA assistance in FFY 2009   Households in FFY 2009
   

  5j. If you checked "other NAHASDA assistance in FFY 2009" above, please explain below.

6. Since first participating in NAHASDA, has your tribe/TDHE been able to use IHBG funds to address housing-related infrastructure needs such as building roads and water and wastewater systems?
(Please check one.)
1.
2. (Click here to go to question 8.)
3. (Click here to go to question 8.)

7. (If yes above) What types of infrastructure has your tribe/TDHE developed using these funds?
(Please check one for each type of infrastructure.)
    Yes No No response
  a. Water systems
  b. Wastewater systems
  c. Electrical systems
  d. Telephone lines
  e. Gas/propane lines
  f. Roads
  g. Other infrastructure
   

  7h. If you checked "other infrastructure" above, please describe them below.

8. What other sources of funds does your tribe/TDHE rely on to develop housing-related infrastructure?
(Please check one for each.)
    Source Not a source Don't know
  a. Indian Community Development Block Grant
  b. Indian Health Service programs
  c. Bureau of Indian Affairs programs
  d. U.S. Department of Agriculture programs
  e. State and/or local government programs
  f. Other sources of funds, including non-governmental sources
   

  8g. If you checked "other" above, what are those other sources of funds?

9. What effect, if any, has NAHASDA had on the affordable housing needs of your tribe/TDHE?
(Please check one.)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

10. What is the reason for your response to Question 9 above?

11. In your opinion, what are the continuing housing needs, if any, of your tribe or the tribes in your TDHE?
(Please check one for each.)
    Very great need Great need Moderate need Some need Little or no need Don't know/No opinion
  a. Constructing new units
  b. Rehabilitating existing units
  c. Operating and maintaining new and existing rental and homeownership units
  d. Purchasing land to develop affordable housing
  e. Adding or updating basic infrastructure, for example, water and wastewater systems, gas, or electricity
  f. Increasing energy efficiency
  g. Addressing overcrowding
  h. Addressing homelessness
  i. Increasing homeownership
  j. Providing down-payment assistance
  k. Providing rental assistance
  l. Providing housing services for members living outside of the tribe's jurisdictional area or reservation
  m. Crime prevention and safety
  n. Other continuing housing needs
   

  11o. If you checked "other" above, what other continuing housing needs does your tribe or tribes in your TDHE have?

12. Of those that you rated (in question 11 above) as the highest continuing housing needs for your tribe or the tribes in your TDHE, what are the three greatest continuing housing needs?
(Please rank three with '1' being the greatest housing need.)
  a. Constructing new units  
  b. Rehabilitating existing units  
  c. Operating and maintaining new and existing rental and homeownership units  
  d. Purchasing land to develop affordable housing  
  e. Adding or updating basic infrastructure, for example, water and wastewater systems, gas, or electricity  
  f. Increasing energy efficiency  
  g. Addressing overcrowding  
  h. Addressing homelessness  
  i. Increasing homeownership  
  j. Providing down-payment assistance  
  k. Providing rental assistance  
  l. Providing housing services for members living outside of the tribe's jurisdictional area or reservation  
  m. Crime prevention and safety  
  n. Other continuing housing needs  
   

  12o. If you checked "other" above, what other continuing housing needs does your tribe or tribes in your TDHE have?

13. In your opinion, how effective, if at all, is NAHASDA in allowing your tribe/TDHE to address its affordable housing needs?
(Please check one for each.)
    Extremely effective Very effective Moderately effective Somewhat effective Slightly or not effective Don't know/No opinion
  a. Increasing access to affordable homeownership
  b. Increasing access to affordable rental housing
  c. Other affordable housing needs
   

  13d. If you checked "other" above, what other affordable housing needs does your tribe or tribes in your TDHE have?

14. In your opinion, how effective, if at all, is NAHASDA in meeting the following goals for your tribe or TDHE?
(Please check one for each.)
    Extremely effective Very effective Moderately effective Somewhat effective Slightly or not effective Don't know/No opinion
  a. Providing affordable homes for low-income tribal members
  b. Improving housing conditions for low-income tribal members
  c. Developing private housing finance mechanisms
  d. Increasing economic development activities, such as providing jobs for tribal members.
  e. Other goals
   

  14f. If you checked "other" above, what other goals does your tribe or the tribes in your TDHE have?

15. (TDHEs representing two or more tribes only) Did two or more of the tribes you represent each receive less than $250,000 in IHBG funds for fiscal year 2008?
(Please check one.)
1. (Click here to go to question 17.)
2.
3. (Click here to go to question 17.)
4. (Click here to go to question 17.)

16. (If yes above) What challenges, if any, has your tribe/TDHE faced in receiving this size of grant?

17. In your experience, does the current IHBG reporting format (Annual Performance Report) enable your tribe/TDHE to demonstrate the impact of the NAHASDA program?
(Please check one.)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

18. In what ways has your tribe/TDHE been able/unable to demonstrate in the Annual Performance Report the impact of the NAHASDA program? (Please list below.)


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