About the Bah-Kho-Je Housing Authority

The Bah-Kho-Je Housing Authority was formally established on November 8, 1988 by Tribal Resolution I-89-10. However, the tribal ordinance was not enacted by the governing body until June 1995 and approved by the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) until December 1996. Until the passing of the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA), housing issues were addressed by a neighboring tribe whose Housing Authority had jurisdiction according to HUD. NAHASDA helped the Iowa Tribe regain jurisdiction over their housing needs when the physical presence of the Bah-Kho-Je Housing Authority was created.

The Bah-Kho-Je Housing Authority’s goal is to provide housing opportunities and services to Indian families located in the jurisdictional boundaries of the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma and enrolled members who live outside the designated area. The mission is to eliminate overcrowded, unsafe and unsanitary conditions within the family dwelling and to provide the service at affordable levels.

The services that the Bah-Kho-Je Housing Authority provides includes Rental Services, Home Renovation Program and Storm Shelter Program. The Rental Program is open to all members of Native American Tribes. While the Home Renovation and Storm Shelter Programs are strictly for Iowa Tribal Members who are home owners.

The staff of the Bah-Kho-Je Housing Authority would like to invite you to stop by the office at the Iowa Tribe Complex (3 miles south of Perkins, OK on Hwy 177) in the Multi-Purpose Building to inquire about future housing plans.

Program Information

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is the Federal agency responsible for national policy and programs that address America’s housing needs, that improve and develop the Nation’s communities, and enforce fair housing laws. HUD’s business is helping create a decent home and suitable living environment for all Americans, and it has given America’s communities a strong national voice at the Cabinet level. HUD plays a major role in supporting homeownership by underwriting homeownership for lower- and moderate-income families through its mortgage insurance programs and to provide assistance to federally recognized tribes in the form of NAHASDA (Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996).


Rental Application: Rental Application for Income-Based HUD homes in the Perkins and Carney Area.

Emergency Home Repair Application: Emergency Repair assistance for homeowners up to $1000 on repairs to your home, such as water leaks and electrical shorts. Policy is available here.

Renovation Application: The Home Renovation Program is designed to provide homeowners with assistance with renovating their home, such as putting in a new shower or redoing your kitchen. This assistance caps out at $6000.00 and is available once every three years.

Storm Shelter Application: The storm shelter program is a once per lifetime benefit of up to $3500.00, in which we provide assistance with the purchase of a storm shelter of your choosing.

Down Payment Closing Cost Assistance Application: This program is a once per lifetime benefit of up to $5000.00 towards the purchase of a home. Applicants must first apply with a participating lending institution and be approved for a mortgage. Policy is available here.

Contact Information

Renee Hagler
Bah-Kho-Je Housing Director
(405) 547-2402, ext. 2901

Taylor Gaunt
Bah-Kho-Je Housing Specialist
(405) 547-2402, ext. 2902

Housing Fax: (405)547-4364

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