Race, Ethnicity, and Minority Housing in the United States

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acterize Indian housing, reductions in current programs leave little room for optimism about the future. We believe, however, that program cuts underscore the need for extensive and detailed analysis of Indian housing conditions. We hope that this analysis has been a small step in this direction. There is a need to monitor and document the conditions of Indian housing inventory, and to identify potentially deteriorating conditions. Further analyses are also needed for developing innovative ways of solving housing problems, with or without federal assistance.


Notes
1.
Although American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts are extremely diverse and have different culture, language, and historical backgrounds, all three are served by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. It is not always possible to obtain data separately for each group. For this reason, we are dealing with these groups as a whole. For the sake of literary convenience, when we write "American Indians," we actually mean "American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts," unless specified otherwise.
2.
A Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) is a reporting unit used by the U.S. Bureau of the Census to identify large urban areas. For a more detailed and precise definition of an SMSA the reader is encouraged to refer to Census documentations. Since 1980, a new unit called SMA (Standard Metropolitan Area) has also come into existence.
3.
A "householder" is defined as "the household member (or one of the members) in whose name the home is owned or rented."
4.
The space available for this chapter necessarily limits the amount of statistical data that can be presented and discussed here. Comparisons with other groups are also per force brief.

Acknowledgments

Support for this research was provided by the Russel Sage Foundation and Social Science Research Council. The University of Maryland Computer Center also supported this work. Special credit is due to Dr. Jamshid A. Momeni for his helpful suggestions on an earlier draft of this chapter. The authors bear full responsibility for all opinions and any errors.


References

AIPRC (American Indian Policy Review Commission). 1977. Final Report. Washington, D.C.: GPO.

Brophy William A., and Sophie D. Aberle. 1966. The Indian: America's Unfinished Business. Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press.

BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs). 1979. Housing Program for Indians. Unpublished memo.

HHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). 1983. The Indian Health Services: A Comprehensive Health Care Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Unpublished memo.

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Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in Contributions in Ethnic Studies Series Editor: Leonard W. Doob ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figure and Tables ix
  • Foreword xv
  • Series Foreword xvii
  • Acknowledgments xix
  • Introduction xxi
  • References xxiv
  • 1: A Historical Review of Changes in Public Housing Policies and Their Impacts on Minorities 1
  • Introduction 1
  • Conclusion 14
  • References 15
  • 2: Racial Inequalities in Housing: An Examination of Recent Trends 19
  • Introduction 19
  • Notes 36
  • Acknowledgments 36
  • References 37
  • 3: Racial Inequalities in Home Ownership 39
  • Notes 50
  • References 51
  • 4: Blacks and the American Dream of Housing 53
  • References 65
  • 5: Housing Policy and Suburbanization: An Analysis of the Changing Quality and Quantity of Black Housing in Suburbia since 1950 69
  • Introduction 69
  • Conclusion 83
  • References 85
  • 6: The Housing Conditions of Black Female-headed Households: A Comparative Analysis 89
  • Acknowledgments 107
  • References 108
  • 7: Accessibility to Housing: Differential Residential Segregation for Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, and Asians 109
  • Introduction 109
  • References 125
  • 8: Su casa no es mi casa: Hispanic Housing Conditions in Contemporary America, 1949- 1980 127
  • Notes 143
  • References 144
  • 9: American Indian Housing: An Overview of Conditions and Public Policy 147
  • Acknowledgments 174
  • References 174
  • 10: Housing Problems of Asian Americans 177
  • References 193
  • 11: Minority Housing Needs and Civil Rights Enforcement 195
  • Introduction 195
  • Conclusions 209
  • Notes 211
  • Acknowledgments 212
  • Selected Bibliography 217
  • Index 221
  • About the Contributors 223
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