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We have a lot of exciting things happening at BIHA and we want to make sure that we keep you, our clients and community members, informed! Check back often to learn about new programs, opportunities, important updates and other exciting happenings at BIHA.

Baranof Island Housing Authority Undertakes Tribal Housing Needs Assessment

Baranof Island Housing Authority is conducting a comprehensive assessment of Tribal housing needs in Sitka in partnership with the Sitka Tribe of Alaska. The assessment will include a review of existing data, a community survey, interviews with key stakeholders, and data workshops. Research will be conducted by Juneau-based Rain Coast Data, which has completed several recent housing needs assessments in the region.

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Sitka Tribal Housing Survey Now Open!

A comprehensive survey of Sitka Tribal households is open now and will run through November 21, 2023. The survey is part of a larger project (the Sitka Tribal Housing Needs Assessment 2023) that aims to help BIHA understand the current housing situations of tribal citizens living in Sitka, and the challenges facing Sitka Tribe of Alaska tribal citizens who would like to reconnect with Sitka.

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Welcome Aboard

Welcome Aboard Cliff Richter

We are pleased to announce that Cliff Richter will be re-joining our team as BIHA’s new Executive Director. Cliff is a licensed professional civil engineer and most recently served as Municipal Engineer for the City & Borough of Sitka for the past 2 years.

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Congratulations on your retirement

Congratulations on Your Retirement

Everyone at BIHA would like to extend a big thank you to David Goade for his 5 years of service as BIHA’s Executive Director. David began working for BIHA in 2015 and retired June 30, 2020. David intends to remain in Sitka with his family after he retires and enjoy the great outdoors.

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Covid 19 Safety Precautions

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Due to the increasing numbers of positive COVID-19 cases in Sitka, our office will remain closed to the public until further notice. For your safety and the safety of our staff we will continue to practice social distancing and limit in person contact as much as possible.

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