The National Low Income Housing Coalition strongly urges Congress to increase funding to build and preserve affordable homes in Native communities with the greatest needs.
Native Americans in tribal areas have some of the worst housing needs in the United States. They face high poverty rates and low incomes, overcrowding, lack of plumbing and heat, and unique development issues. Despite the growing need for safe, decent homes, federal investments in affordable housing on tribal lands have been chronically underfunded for decades, particularly in more rural and remote areas. Recent changes to federal Native housing programs have led to an even greater reduction in resources for communities most in need.