BIA Home Improvement Applications Close Dec. 31

What is the BIA Home Improvement Assistance Program (HIP)?

The BIA Housing Improvement Program is a home repair, renovation, replacement, and new housing grant program for American Indians and Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals and families who have no immediate resource for standard housing and is administrated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and federally recognized Indian Tribes.

What can Grant funds be used for?

  • Category (D) – Provides down payment assistance for individuals to use with Tribal housing programs and/or other participating lenders (up to 30% or $75,000 max).

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for BIA HIP assistance, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a tribal citizen of a federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native nation/Certificate of Indian Blood
  • Have an income that does not exceed 150% of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) Poverty Guidelines

How do I apply?

Complete application and provide supporting income documents – see checklist and instructions.

Who can answer my questions?
Rural Community Action Program, Inc. (NMLS #396638)

Bob Marquez, Rural Housing Planning Manager
Office: 907-227-4848
Fax: 907-278-2309
Email: [email protected]

Lenore P. Fox, Development Coordinator
Office: 907-720-0450
Fax: 907-278-2309
Email: [email protected]