The purpose of the program is to eliminate substantially substandard Indian owned and inhabited housing for very low income eligible Indians living in approved tribal service areas. The Housing Improvement Program (HIP), is a home repair, renovation, replacement and new housing grant program administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and federally-recognized Indian tribes.
To be eligible for HIP assistance, you must be a member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or be an Alaska Native; live in an approved tribal service area; have an income that does not exceed 125 percent of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Poverty Guidelines.
Applicants can apply for assistance at the nearest BIA operated or tribal social service provider. To obtain information on how to find a provider in your area, please contact the nearest BIA regional office.