Baranof Island Housing Authority


The BIHA Housing Department issues a monthly newsletter to keep our clients and community members informed. Click the icon below to view recent editions.


422 Kaagwaantaan...

BIHA recently completed the construction of a new 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath home and is ready to offer it up for sale. More information can be found here.

Monastery Elder Housing

Baranof Island Housing Authority purchased Monastery Elder Housing in 2001 to address the unmet housing needs of the elderly person(s) residing within the community of Sitka. The Monastery housing complex is located on Monastery St and Hollywood Way, and consists of twenty-four 1-bedroom, 1-bath units, each with a small kitchen and living area. An extensive renovation and energy efficiency upgrade was completed on the complex in 2009. More information on that project can be found HERE.

In order to be eligible to reside in the complex, applicants must qualify as elderly (at least 62 years of age). However, in the case of a vacancy that exceeds 60 days, an applicant that qualifies as near-elderly (at least 55 years of age) may be selected for occupancy.

Selection for Monastery housing is made from a waiting list ranked in order by date of completed application. Disabled families will be given preference for the units designated for disabled persons.

BIHA will furnish standard utilities for rental units. The following utilities are provided: water, sewer, garbage, heating fuel, and electricity. Coin operated laundry is also available on site.

Residents may apply to keep a cat, small dog, or caged bird. Pets must be kept in compliance with all federal, state, tribal, and local codes and regulations.

Alaska Housing Finance Corp section 8 vouchers are available to qualified applicants. Please visit their website to learn more at

To apply for a unit please visit our office at 245 Katlian St., or click the link below for an application and list of documentation needed to complete our application process.

Monastery Housing Application


Come visit us...

245 Katlian Street
Sitka, AK 99835

Ph. (907) 747-5088
Fax. (907) 747-5701

Hours of Operation:
Sept. 1 - May 15
Mon. - Fri., 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

May 16 - Aug 31
Mon. - Thurs., 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri., 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Main Office

Our new office has been named Sheet’iká X’áat’i Hitx’i”
(Sitka Island Housing).


Baranof Island Housing Authority is both an Equal Opportunity Housing Agency and Equal Opportunity Employment Agency. is property and copyright 2009 of the Baranof Island Housing Authority, all rights reserved.

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245 Katlian Street
Sitka, AK 99835
Ph. (907) 747-5088
Fax. (907) 747-5701