Baranof Island Housing Authority is the Tribally Designated Housing Entity for Sitka Tribe of Alaska (STA). STA created BIHA in 1980 by State Statute to address housing needs of Tribal citizens and other residents of Baranof Island, Alaska.
Our purpose is to assist Sitka Tribal citizens and other Sitka residents in collaboration with other agencies achieve self-sufficiency and pride through affordable housing opportunities. We will increase the safe, sanitary housing stock of modest design through construction, acquisition, and rehabilitation of housing and provide the means to obtain affordable housing through home ownership and rental programs.
Baranof Island Housing Authority receives its primary funding through the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Indian Housing Block Grant program. This program enables BIHA to provide housing services to eligible STA Tribal Citizens and other Alaska Natives and American Indians living in Sitka.
Additionally, BIHA receives development funds from State of Alaska legislative appropriations and other federal, state and local agencies. These sources help fund BIHA’s programs that are not subject to NAHASDA rules and regulations, such as our Senior Housing.