This program is available in the following communities:

Angoon
Juneau

Kasaan
Klawock

Petersburg
Saxman

Wrangell*

*Residents who wish to apply and live in communities not administered by THRHA should contact their local tribal office to find determine if they live in an approved tribal service area.

The Housing Improvement Program (HIP) provides grant funding to assist with the construction of a new home.

HIP, which is funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and administered by THRHA addresses the housing needs of those who are not eligible for funding through other sources. According to the BIA, “HIP is a secondary, safety-net housing program that seeks to eliminate substandard housing and homelessness in Indian communities by helping those who need it most obtain decent, safe and sanitary housing for themselves and their families.”

Grant categories include:

    • A one-time grant to build a modest home.
    • Mortgage Assistance grant that will fund up to 30% of the home’s purchase price or $75,000.00 (whichever is less).

Qualifications:

    • ​Enrolled tribal citizen.
    • ​​Reside in a community in approved tribal service area.
    • Not exceed HIP Family Income Limits.
    • Reside in substandard housing as defined by program regulations.
    • Have no other resources for housing assistance available to you.
    • ​Not have acquired your present housing through a federally sponsored housing program.

To Apply:

For an application to be considered complete, it must include:
    • Original signed application
    • ​Proof of tribal enrollment
    • ​Proof of income (most recent Federal Tax Return and W-2 Form)
    • ​​Copy of property deed or land lease (if applicable)

FAQ’S

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I live in an apartment that the landlord does not maintain well. Can I apply for a grant to make improvements to my rental?

Unfortunately, rental properties do not qualify for grant funding. However, THRHA encourages all eligible tribal members to consider purchasing a home. THRHA administers several programs that assist tribal members on the path towards home-ownership.

For further information & help with Housing Improvement Program (HIP) contact:
Steve Bennett | (907) 780-3154 | sbennett@thrha.org