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HUD on the Reservation Works About As Well As You’d Expect

 

The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development is one of Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” monstrosities, but did you know it has a separate Office for Native American Programs that oversees a budget of $660 million for 314 reservations and trust lands annually?  Like many federal programs, it is poorly managed, rife with waste, fraud and abuse.

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Chart on housing characteristics on the reservation Here

source for the chart some of the information came from the Census Bureau


10 Comments on HUD on the Reservation Works About As Well As You’d Expect

  1. As an Insurance Adjuster Lazlo goes up on the Reservation a lot.
    There are a lot of good folk up there.
    But I have seen houses where the flue pipe is jammed at an angle out a broken window, the walls are soot stained, and they have a blanket for a front door. But they also have a 60″ flat screen with I phones all around and electricity to run it all coming through a hundred foot extension cord to the next house.
    The tribes have the money. They just enjoy screwing each other over.
    And don’t get me started on the dogs.

  2. 51 years of HUD helping the people on the reservation and one gets the feeling the people would have benefited more if they burned the money to keep themselves warm in the winter.

  3. Something else they might list on that chart is homes with black mold on the walls and ceiling.

    The BIA is another corrupt agency that screws its own people.

    The natives who cling to the old ways are some of the best people on earth. Though they are few.

  4. The government has a program to help build low income Indians a home, but the homeowner doesn’t own the land it sits on. They can never build up equity in their home. Basically, it is worse than renting.

  5. There is nothing better than having the government solve a problem. What could go wrong having on organization devoid of competition that guarantees their employees that they have no fear of losing their job over poor results.

  6. I don’t know much about engineering, but in today’s day and age and with the technology we have, it seems no one should still be using honey buckets, yet they are in some parts of Alaska.

    This kind of crap goes a long way to explain that.

  7. $660 mill a year for 314 reservations … just give each reservation $2 mill a year for perpetuity … even have some left over for new office chairs in HUD & BIA
    I’m sure they can spend the money better than their Great White Fathers can … don’t get me started on the REAL shame of the United States

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