Welcome To HIP

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  • THE PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM IS TO

    ELIMINATE SUBSTANDARD HOUSING

    FOR VERY LOW INCOME ELIGIBLE INDIANS

    HIP, the Housing Improvement Program, is a home repair, renovation and replacement grant program administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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    Every American family should have the opportunity for

    a decent home

    and a suitable living environment

    HIP, the Housing Improvement Program, is a home repair, renovation and replacement grant program administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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  • THEIR IS A NEED FOR

    QUALITY & AFFORDABLE HOUSING

    FOR VERY LOW INCOME ELIGIBLE INDIANS

    HIP, the Housing Improvement Program, is a home repair, renovation and replacement grant program administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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    MANY NATIVE AMERICANS SUFFER FROM

    REMOTE LIVING CONDITIONS

    POOR ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES & LACK OF BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE

    HIP, the Housing Improvement Program, is a home repair, renovation and replacement grant program administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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In addition to our new website, you will benefit from its high functionality with a convenient, single page design. H.I.P. is always dedicated to providing the highest level of service to those in need.

Program Eligibility

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  • Be an enrolled member of a Federally recognized American Indian tribe or be an Alaskan Native.
  • Live in an approved tribal service area.
  • Have an income that does not exceed 125% of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) Poverty Guidelines.
  • Have present housing that is substandard as defined by the regulations.
  • Have no other resource for housing assistance.
  • Have not received assistance after October 1, 1986 for repairs and renovation, replacement or housing or down payment assistance.
  • Have not acquired your present housing through a federally sponsored housing program that includes such housing assistance.

About us

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About HIP

Few words about our program

HIP, the Housing Improvement Program, is a home repair, renovation and replacement grant program administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and federally-recognized Indian tribes for American Indians and Alaska Native individuals and families who have no immediate resource for standard housing. While not an entitlement program, HIP was established under The Snyder Act of 1921 as one of several BIA programs authorized by Congress for the benefit of Indian people.

Who is Eligible?

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% of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Poverty Guidelines; have present housing that is substandard, as defined by the regulations; have no other resource for housing assistance; have not received assistance after October 1, 1986 for repairs and renovation, replacement or housing, or down payment assistance; and have not acquired your present housing through a federally sponsored housing program that includes such housing assistance.

What Makes It Different?

HIP is a home improvement and replacement grant program that serves the neediest of the needy: American Indians and Alaska Natives who have substandard housing or no housing at all and have no immediate source of housing assistance. HIP is a secondary, safety-net housing program that seeks to eliminate substandard housing and homelessness in Indian communities by helping those who need it most obtain decent, safe and sanitary housing for themselves and their families. It is the BIA’s policy that every American Indian and Alaska Native family should have the opportunity for a decent home and suitable living environment.

How are Funds Distributed?

HIP funds are distributed on the basis of the number of eligible applicants and their estimated cost of program services. Funds are distributed to tribes through Public Law 93-638 contracts or self-determination compacts or to Bureau of Indian Affairs offices for the delivery of program services to the most needy eligible applicants. Persons interested in performing housing repair, renovation or construction should contact HIP.

What does HIP Provide?

Interim Improvements: Provides up to $2,500 in housing repairs for conditions that threaten the health and/or safety of the occupants.

Repairs and Renovation: Provides up to $35,000 in repairs and renovation to improve the condition of a homeowner’s dwelling to meet applicable building code standards.

Replacement Housing or New Home: Provides a modest replacement home if a homeowner’s dwelling cannot be brought to applicable building code standards, or a new home. If you do not own a home, you may also be eligible if you are the owner or leaseholder of land suitable for housing and the lease is for not less that 25 years at the time assistance is received.

Meet The Staff

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Nadine Adams

Director

Nadine Adams is the Director of the Housing Improvement Program.

Projects Showcase

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    Brockton, Montana

    Outlying community on the east end of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. Population 258.

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    Brockton, Montana

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    Brockton, Montana

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Fort Peck Tribes

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The Fort Peck Reservation is located in the northeast corner of Montana.  It is one of the seven reservations in Montana.

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Bureau of Indian Affairs

by Fort Peck Tribes HIP

The Bureau of Indian Affairs was created in 1824 by the US War Department and was later transferred to the

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Analysis of the Sequester

by the National Congress of American Indians

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According to the National Congress of American Indians, once the sequester goes into effect for fiscal year 2013, tribal programs like HUD, Law Enforcement, Schools, Indian Health Service, and many more programs will be cut by $130 million.

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