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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.

Sitka Tribal Housing Needs Assessment Released

BIHA and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska have released the final report on Sitka’s Tribal Housing Needs. Expanding affordable housing and housing improvement programs was the top objective
identified in the Sitka Tribe of Alaska 2022 Strategic Plan.

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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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New Services Offered At BIHA

New Program Offered At BIHA

BIHA has expanded its services to its tribal citizens and tenants by implementing the Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency Program. The goal of the program is to support participants as they make a journey toward self-sufficiency.

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