Baranof Island Housing Authority


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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.

Tribal Citizen Home Repair Program ...


BIHA has a limited amount of funding available for the repair of homes owned by enrolled citizens of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska (STA), Alaska Natives, and American Indians.

Through utilization of NAHASDA funds, and leveraging funds from other sources whenever possible, BIHA hopes to improve the quality of life and the condition of housing occupied by eligible applicants living in Sitka.


  • After a thorough evaluation of the applicant’s home, BIHA will determine the scope of work and amount of assistance to be provided.
  • To be eligible, applicants must be at or below 80% of the Area Median Income.  NAHASDA requirements, BIHA’s General Admissions policy and the TCHR Program policy apply when determining program eligibility and program participation.
  • Priority shall be given to enrolled members of STA, Alaska Natives, and American Indians (in that order) who; are elderly, persons with disabilities, households with children under six years old, the lowest income households and emergencies. 
  • Repairs shall be addressed according to date of application and the following factors; threats to the health, life and safety of occupants, accessability issues, and weatherization issues.
  • The home must be owner-occupied.  Proof of ownership (a deed or other proof acceptable to BIHA) must be provided by the applicant.
  • Eligible property is an owner occupied, single family home used as the family’s primary residence at least nine months out of the year. 
  • A lien for the amount of home repair funds expended on the home shall be held for the benefit of BIHA for a period of not less than five years and not more than ten years (depending on amount of repairs). 
  • The home must be insured by the owner prior to commencement of work, name BIHA as a Beneficiary for the amount expended, and remain in effect until expiration of the lien.
  • Other sources of funding may be combined with TCHR Program funds.  

Download TCHR Program Application HERE

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