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

OPINIONS ABOUT THE IHBG

26. What problems, if any, have you encountered in utilizing the IHBG?
(Please check one for each problem.)
    Very great problem Great problem Moderate problem Some problem Little or no problem Don't know/No opinion
  a. The grant allocation formula is based on inaccurate data
  b. The grant allocation formula does not consider certain key factors, such as properly accounting for building costs or the cost of purchasing land for development
  c. There is a lack of funding specifically for housing-related infrastructure
  d. The administrative costs of operating the program are high
  e. Program regulations do not allow us to address certain housing needs
  f. Agency delays in disbursing grant funds
  g. Other problems
   

  26h. If you checked "other problems" above, please describe below.

27. Do you believe the current IHBG allocation formula could be improved?
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28. If "definitely yes" or "probably yes", what are examples of how the IHBG allocation formula could be improved?

29. If you have experience with HUD's pre-NAHASDA programs that assisted Native Americans, in your opinion, how does NAHASDA compare with those programs? NAHASDA is. . .
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30. What is the reason for your response above?

31. Regardless of your tribe/TDHE's size, in your experience, what are some best practices or effective strategies for NAHASDA participants that receive smaller grants (less than $250,000 annually)?

32. Would you suggest specific areas of improvement for NAHASDA or for HUD's administration of the program?
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33. What are your suggestions? (Please provide suggestions below.).


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