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.
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.
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