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The Native Village of Unalakleet Housing Department is funded by grants authorized under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). Under NAHASDA, NVU is eligible for the annual Indian Housing Block Grant, as well as numerous other competitive grants. Activities that are eligible for funding under NAHASDA include services such as housing development, rental and housing assistance, home repair programs, crime prevention and safety, and “model activities” that demonstrate creative solutions to housing problems. NAHASDA funding is intended to assist primarily low-income American Indian/Alaska Native individuals and families.

We can assist families within the following NAHASDA income limits:


Number in Household         1              2                3                4               5               6               7               8

Maximum Income Limit    $55,000   $62,850    $70,700    $78,550    $84,850    $91,150    $97,450    $103,700




Healthy Homes Home Repair Program

Provides up to $50,000 in Healthy and Safety repairs to eligible homes. Taking applications for the next phase of work from June 1-September 30, 2022. Use NVU Application for Housing Assistance; only complete applications will be considered.

Eligible repairs can include: sanitation upgrades including improvements to plumbing and hot water; heating system repair and replacement; identification and remediation of lead, mold, asbestos; indoor air quality improvements; structural repairs.

Elders Emergency Repair

Emergency Only repairs for Elders over 65. First come, first serve basis as funding and staff allows. Emergencies to be considered include: no heat, no hot water, broken or leaking toilet or sink, no refrigerator, fall hazards, broken or missing exterior door or window. Please use specific Elders Emergency Repair application only.

The NVU Housing Department is committed to providing opportunities for safe, decent, and affordable housing for tribal members; and to do so in a way that is consistent with the Tribe’s social, cultural and economic values. If you need housing assistance, contact Kari Duame, NVU Housing Director at (970) 729-2676. 


For general housing assistance inquiries, contact Kari Duame, Housing Director, at

Application for Housing Assistance

BIA-ARP Emergency Utility Assistance Application

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