Housing Needs of Native Hawaiians: A Report From the Assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs

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Based on a household survey conducted for this study plus decennial census and ACS data, this study compares Native Hawaiian households in Hawaii statewide to the subset of Native Hawaiian households eligible (household head must be at least 50 percent Native Hawaiian by blood quantum) to assume a lease on the Hawaiian home lands, which comprise more than 200,000 acres of trust land administered by the State of Hawaii’s Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL).

Release Date:  May 2017 (104 pages)
Posted Date:  June 9, 2017

ASSESSMENT OF AMERICAN INDIAN, ALASKA NATIVE, AND NATIVE HAWAIIAN HOUSING NEEDS OVERVIEW

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research managed a congressionally mandated study of the housing needs of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. The study used several sources of information, including collecting new data from households and stakeholders. For copies of the survey instruments, please see the list of documents under “data collection tools.” In addition to the primary data collection, the study also includes an in-depth analysis of Census data and administrative data from HUD and other federal agencies.

The goal of the study is to provide clear, credible, and consistent information to assess the housing conditions in American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities. The study is intended to inform policy and allow HUD to serve tribes more effectively. 

The study has been completed. Published reports include: