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
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.
Our Executive Director is Renee Hagler. The Housing Management Specialist is Michael Deer. 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. All Native Americans are also encouraged to complete an
application and get on the “waiting list” for future programs.