Who We Are

Taġiuġmiullu Nunamiullu Housing Authority, or TNHA, was established in 1974 as a public corporation under state law to address the considerable housing needs of the Arctic Slope. The villages we serve are distributed across a region about the size of Minnesota, stretching over 600 miles from east to west and a third of that distance from the Arctic Ocean to the Brooks Range. Taġiuq means ocean and nuna means land; our name, derived from the beautiful Inupiaq language of the region, means “for the coastal and inland peoples.”

We are one of fourteen Regional Housing Authorities in Alaska, and the northernmost public housing entity in the United States. But there is so much more to our story than history or geography can tell. Read on to learn about our mission, values, people and how our work changes lives and strengthens communities.