Home Improvement Supplement Program (HIP)

Community Building
Weekdays, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone:  518-358-2272

The Home Improvement Supplement Program evolved from the Home Improvement Program, whose focus was originally to secure federal funding through the BIA in order to build several homes for qualified applicants (low income or disabled) each year.  BIA funding began to decrease and completely ended in 2007.  The focus of the HIP-Supplement Program then became Emergency Repairs and Renovations for the elderly in our community.  This continues to be the focus today.  The program is responsible for doing the actual repairs and renovations.  The Program Director takes applications, determines eligibility (with the help of guidelines made by the Tribe), prioritizes the work schedule, estimates and orders supplies for each job, supervises the carpenters and foreman and evaluates the quality of their work.