Indian Housing Improvement Program
#....System name: Indian Housing Improvement Program--Interior, BIA-
(1) Division of Housing Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1951
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20245. (2) All Area and
Agency Offices. (For a listing of specific locations, contact the
Categories of individuals covered by the system:
Individual Indians who qualify as housing improvement
Categories of records in the system:
(1) Housing applications, financial records, and engineering
drawing material, and (2) records concerning individuals which have
arisen as a result of that individual's receipt of Housing
Improvement Program funds for which the individual did not meet
prescribed eligibility criteria, or as a result of the individual's
misuse of funds for the purpose(s) disbursed.
Authority for maintenance of the system:
25 U.S.C. 13.
Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including
categories of users and the purposes of such uses:
The primary uses of the records are (a) to maintain a management
control of funds distributed to each individual and (b) to provide a
progress report on housing improvements. Provides management with an
automated information system for program planning, reporting and
management utilization. disclosures outside the Department of the
Interior may be made (1) disclosure or transfer to another Federal
agency, a State or local government, an Indian tribal group or a
contractor that will have jurisdiction over programs now controlled
by the BIA (2) to the U.S. Department of Justice when related to
litigation or anticipated litigation, (3) of information indicating a
violation or to appropriate Federal, State, local or foreign agencies
responsible for investigating or prosecuting the violation or for
enforcing or implementing the statute, rule, regulation, order or
license, (4) from the record of an individual in response to an
inquiry from a Congressional office made at the request of that
individual, (5) to a Federal agency which has requested information
relevant or necessary to its hiring or retention of an employee, or
issuance of a security clearance, license, contract, grant or other
Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
Disclosures pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(12). Pursuant to 5
U.S.C. 552a(b)(12), disclosures may be made to a consumer reporting
agency as defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C.
1681a(f)) or the Federal Claims Collection Act of 1966 (31 U.S.C.
Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing,
retaining, and disposing of records in the system:
Manual letter files. Computer: Maintained in computer
translatable form on magnetic tape for automated areas.
(a) Indexed by name of applicant. (b) Retrieved by manual search.
In accordance with 43 CFR 2.51.
Retention and disposal:
Records permanently retained.
System manager(s) and address:
Director, Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs,
18th and C Sts, NW, Washington, DC 20245
To determine whether the records are maintained on you in this
system, write to the System Manager or, with respect to records
maintained in the office for which he is responsible, the Agency
Superintendent or the Area or Field Office Director. See 43 CFR 2.60
Record access procedures:
To see your records, write the officials listed in the
Notification procedure. Describe as specifically as possible the
records sought. If copies are desired, indicate the maximum you are
willing to pay. See 43 CFR 2.63.
Contesting record procedures:
To request correction or the removal of material from your files,
write the System Manager. See 43 CFR 2.71.
Record source categories:
Individual on whom record is maintained.