Housing Assistance: An Inventory of Fiscal Year 2010 Programs, Tax Expenditures, and Other Activities

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Housing Improvement Program (HIP)

Administering Agency/Entity Department of the Interior
Short Description Provides grants and technical information to eliminate substantially substandard Indian-owned and inhabited housing for very low-income eligible Indians living in approved tribal service areas. This effort is assisted by the Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services), which provides water and sanitary systems for houses repaired or built with HIP funds. The program is primarily devoted to providing decent, safe, and sanitary housing through renovations, repairs, or additions to existing homes. The program will build an entire house in situations where no other program can meet the need in the immediate or near future. Technical assistance is provided to Indian tribes to establish housing plans.
Primary Purpose Assistance for homeowners
Type of Housing Supported Both
Type of Assistance Grant
Fiscal Year 2010 Obligations $15,943,367

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