Your Foundation

for Housing in Kodiak

Kodiak Island Housing Authority, or KIHA, is dedicated to providing safe, high quality, and affordable rental properties and assistance programs across Kodiak Island. No matter your background – whether you want to rent or own, or whether your housing needs are basic or complex, our programs give you a foundation to help you elevate your life in our community.

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Our Mission Is You

Kodiak Island Housing Authority’s mission is to ensure safe, decent, and affordable housing while creating opportunities for resident self-sufficiency and economic independence.

HOUSING DEPARTMENT moved back to our Main Office! 3137 Mill Bay Road.

Kodiak Island Borough Housing Needs Assessment

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Homeowner Assistance Fund

Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Program has closed. If we have available funds, we may open the portal back up. You can put your name on the waitlist by emailing HAF@kiha.org

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Programs

  • Affordable Rental Properties
  • Rental & Student Assistance
  • Homebuyer Opportunities
  • Homeowner Assistance Fund
  • Home Improvement
  • Resident Services
  • Affordable Rental Properties

    We all know that rental prices in Kodiak are high. Kodiak is one of the most expensive places to live in the U.S.! KIHA addresses this problem with over 300 first-rate rentals at affordable prices. We have rental programs for those who are American Indian/Alaska Native(AIAN), non-AIAN, 55 or more years old, and we even offer accessible units. KIHA's rentals come in a variety of sizes and some offer resident services, such as after school programs, light housekeeping, and more. Find your new home here!

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  • Rental & Student Assistance

    If you’ve already found a rental and just need a hand with rent, or if you’d like some extra confidence as you start your search, our Rental Assistance Programs can help. The Rental Assistance Program pays up to 70% of your rent here in Kodiak, and the Student Rental Assistance Program does the same for Kodiak students pursuing secondary education locally or out of state. Both rental assistance programs are reserved for Alaska Native and American Indian applicants. Get started now!

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  • Homebuyer Opportunities

    Renting isn’t always the most affordable option in Kodiak. Financing a home could result in a mortgage payment that is the same or less than your current rent. Our Mortgage Loan Specialist has decades of experience in Kodiak originating loans from a variety of unique programs. From Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s range of AK-specific loans to USDA Rural Development Loans and many more — we almost certainly have a solution for you. Build or buy a new home with as little as 2.25% down. Discover home buying opportunities here.

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  • Homeowner Assistance Fund

    In March of 2021, Congress passed The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) is one component of ARPA being administered by the United States Department of Treasury. KIHA applied for HAF funds and must now submit a HAF Plan (by September 30, 2021) demonstrating how those funds will be used to benefit homeowners in Kodiak. If you are a homeowner experiencing financial hardship, stay tuned because this is the program for you.

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  • Home Improvement

    If you’re a homeowner in Kodiak, KIHA’s Weatherization Program can help protect you from the lows of winter, the extra cost of an inefficient home, or accessibility add-ons for an elderly or disabled family member. Keeping up with maintenance on the Emerald Isle is a challenge for everyone! Partner with us to catch up on and stay ahead of large projects. Don’t just put up with problems, find out if KIHA can fix them.

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  • Resident Services

    We offer many services for families living in KIHA properties. The Family Investment Center at Woodside Manor helps your children by providing rides to and from school, meals and snacks, and offering after school and summer programs. Our Life Builders Program helps young adults learn to live independently while getting support with pursuing employment and education. We are here to help you build a better future.

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Our Impact By the Numbers

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Employees dedicated to improving housing in Kodiak