Tagiugmiullu Nunamiullu
Housing Authority (TNHA)

TNHA Housing Programs


Above: Remains of a traditional sod house at Point Hope, the oldest continuously inhabited community in the Western Hemisphere. The Inupiat people and their culture have thrived in the Arctic for thousands of years.

TNHA Mutual Help Home-Ownership Program

This “grandfathered” 1937 Housing Act program provides home-ownership opportunities for 118 qualified lower income Alaska Native/Indian families.  The program permits families with home-ownership potential and verified need for housing, to buy decent, safe and sanitary housing at a cost that is within their means.  Most Mutual Help Home-Ownership Program units are occupied and rarely become available to new applicants. After 1998 this program was closed to new construction. Consequently, there will be no new or additional units developed

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TNHA Conditional Installment Loan Program

Thirty (30) New Homes were developed by TNHA using Federal Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) subsidies received by TNHA in accordance with the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (“NAHASDA”).  Buyer agrees to pay the subsidized (substantially reduced) purchase price of $80,000.00 to TNHA, payable as follows:

  • Down payment, $4,000 due at contract signing. 
  • Monthly installment payments of principal, plus interest, for 240 months, until paid in full (monthly payment is approximately $700, subject to terms and conditions of the contract) 
  • Buyer must pay a monthly Administration Charge, which accrues each month of the contract until the title is conveyed to Buyer. 
  • The unpaid purchase price shall bear interest at the rate of 5.5% (five percent) per year until paid.
  • Buyer agrees to keep the Home in good repair during the term of the contract and maintain the property in safe, clean, and sanitary condition.  TNHA shall have no liability or responsibility for maintaining the Home. 
  • Buyer must, with limited exception, occupy and use the home as buyer’s principal residence and for single family residential purposes only.  

TNHA Low-Rent Housing Rental Program

This “grandfathered” 1937 Housing Act program provides 107 subsidized, affordable, housing to qualified low-income Alaska Native/Indian families in the village of Barrow. The program permits families or individuals to rent decent, safe and sanitary housing at a cost that is within their means.   

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TNHA Market-Based Public Housing Rental Program

TNHA, manages a limited number of rental properties that are available to the general public totaling approximately 107 units area-wide.  The program waitlist is prioritized based on date of application and availability of units.  Leases are month to month and may be terminated with 30 days’ notice (or less in extraordinary circumstance). Rent schedules are established by the TNHA Board of Commissioners and are subject to periodic change with market values. 

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North-Slope Senior Housing Program

TNHA, under Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), manages senior housing 5-plex’s in the villages of Anaktuvuk Pass, Kaktovik, Nuiqsut, Point Hope, and Wainwright.  Eligible applicants, for these one bedroom, accessible units must be age 55 and above. In addition to applicant age, selection is based on date of application and availability of units. Rent schedules are established by and subject to change by resolution of the TNHA Board of Commissioners. 

2014 Senior Housing Application_Rev1.pdf
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Mail or Fax Your Completed Application To

Housing Occupancy Department
Taggiugmiullu Nunamiullu Housing Authority
PO BOX 409
1634 Okpik Street
Barrow, Alaska 99723

Toll Free: 1-888-429-7150
Phone:     (907) 852-7150 
Fax:           (907) 852-2038

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