Welfare Info

Housing Improvement Program

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)

What is Housing Improvement Program?

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.


Housing Improvement Program is administered by Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

Program Requirements

To be eligible for HIP assistance, you must be all of the following:

  • 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 (generally characterized as low or very low income).

Application Details

What is the application process for Housing Improvement Program?

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.

Contact Info


How to Apply

BIA Regional Offices

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