The Interior Regional Housing Authority (IRHA) is a non-profit organization with authority derived from both state and federal law. IRHA was formed in 1974 along with thirteen other Alaskan housing authorities to administer programs of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) throughout the state. IRHA serves the tribes of the Doyon Region, encompassing remote traditional villages, and Alaska’s second largest city, Fairbanks. It is larger in land area than the entire state of Texas.
Serving this vast region effectively is a tremendous challenge. Through partnership with its member tribes, IRHA develops locally driven plans to improve and expand affordable housing in communities large and small. Employing local residents whenever possible, IRHA contributes to village economies, and provides valuable job training and experience.
The following tribes have chosen IRHA as their Tribally-Designated Housing Entity (TDHE):
Allakaket, Alatna, Anvik, Beaver, Birch Creek, Canyon Village, Chalkyitsik, Circle, Dot Lake, Doyon, Eagle, Evansville/Bettles, Fairbanks, Grayling, Healy Lake, Holy Cross, Hughes, Huslia, Kaltag, Koyukuk, Lake Minchumina, Manley Hot Springs, McGrath, Minto, Medfra, Nenana, Nikolai, Northway, Ruby, Shageluk, Stevens Village, Takotna, Tanacross, Telida, Tetlin and Tok.
By designating IRHA as their TDHE, these Tribes have chosen to use IRHA as their construction company to build their NAHASDA project. IRHA offers professional services in grant writing, environmental reviews, project managers, project site control, payroll, accounts payable, financial reporting, procurement, material inventory/shipment, homebuyer counseling and collections.