Current Rental Vacancies

414 Hollywood Way #M

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Senior/Disability apartment. On-site coin operated washer and dryer. ADA accessible. N/S, small pets on approval $500 S/D, $810/month, utilities included. Call (907)747-5088.

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The Rental Program is designed to provide decent, safe and sanitary affordable housing for eligible low income families.  These guidelines are a summary of the program, please refer to the General Admissions Policy and the Residential Occupancy Policy for detailed information regarding eligibility and program requirements.


Program Details are as follows:

  • Monthly payment is based on 30% of adjusted gross monthly income. An annual review of family income is a program requirement.
  • Lease term is 30 days and automatically renews unless terminated by the participant or BIHA in writing.
  • A security deposit of $800.00 and a key deposit of $25.00 must be paid prior to move-in.
  • A monthly utility allowance is provided. The allowance appears as a deduction from the tenant’s rental charge.
  • Pets are not allowed in BIHA Rental Program units.
  • Smoking is not allowed in BIHA Rental Program units.

Admissions & Occupancy Policy

Low Rent Application

Senior OR Disability 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 Street 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.

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.

Alaska Housing Finance Corp Section 8 vouchers are available to qualified applicants. Please visit their website to learn more. See link below.

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

For more information about BIHA’s Monastery Program and eligibility, click the link below for the Program Policy.

Monastery Program Policy

Monastery Program Application

Alaska Housing Finance Corp

Assistance Programs


The Closing Cost Assistance program has been developed to assist qualified, low income families to obtain affordable housing by offering funds to assist with payment of the amount necessary to pay the costs associated with closing a conventional or leveraged mortgage loan.  At the end of the fifth year of occupancy by the borrower, the amount loaned converts to a grant which is forgiven.        

BIHA has a limited funding available for closing cost assistance for resident (Sitka area) Alaskan /American Indian families earning less than 100% of the area Median Family Income, (MFI).

For more information about the Closing Cost Program and eligibility, click the link below for the program policy.

Closing Cost Program Policy

Closing Cost Application


BIHA has a limited 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.

For more information about Tribal Rehabilitation Home Repair and eligibility, click the link below for the TRHRP Program Policy.

TRHRP Program Policy

TRHRP Application


As with all BIHA programs, the Baranof Island Housing Authority Student Housing Voucher Program, is subject to the same income eligibility requirements as BIHA’s General Admissions and Occupancy Policy for the sole purpose of determining eligibility for students. This does not include credit history.

Funds for this program are limited and will be awarded based on the date of completed application and preferences.

This program has been developed to increase opportunities and encourage tribal members to seek higher education and professional training.  BIHA shall provide up to $1,000.00 per school year to income qualifying full-time students, and $500.00 per academic year to part-time students. The purpose is to assist students by reducing housing costs associated with obtaining higher education or professional training.  A new application must be submitted each year.

Applications will be accepted for the applicable academic year until funding for the program year is exhausted.

For more information about the Student Housing Voucher Program and eligibility, click the link below for the Program Policy.

Student Housing Voucher
Program Policy

Student Housing Voucher
pROGRAM Application

245 Katlian Street, Sitka AK 99835    (907) 747-5088