Federal oversight may be hindering Native American homeownership, GAO report finds

Oct 30, 2023
Delays in the BIA approval of real estate transactions could have exposed Native homeowners to climbing interest rates and construction costs.
Most real estate transactions that happen in Indian country have to be approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Above, homes on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation in Lower Brule, South Dakota.
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