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Housing Improvement Program


Housing Improvement Program (HIP) is a Home Repair, Renovation, and Replacement grant-program administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and federally recognized Native American Tribes for Native American and Alaska Native individuals, and families, who have no immediate resources for standard housing.

HIP is a program specifically designed to serve the neediest of the needy; Native Americans and Alaska Natives who have substandard housing, or no housing at all, and have no other immediate source of housing assistance. Priority is extended to families with the greatest need in relation to Income, Age, Disabilities, Dependent Children, Homeless, Veteran and Unsafe Living Condition.

To be eligible for HIP assistance:

  • Member if the White Mountain Apache Tribe
  • Living on Fort Apache Indian reservation
  • Meet the NAHASDA Low-Income Guideline

One (1) applicant is selected per year based on the applicant’s rank, the rank assigned to applicants in order of need and disabled, from highest to lowest, based on the total numeric value assigned using the Ranking Factor.

You can pick up HIP application at Whiteriver, McNary or Cibecue Housing Authority Office and return at either location.