Alaska Public Housing – Subsidized and Low-Rent Apartments
Alaska Public Housing provides safe, decent and affordable rental housing to eligible Alaskans – low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides federal grants to States’ local Public Housing Agencies (PHA) which manage the public housing developments for low-income residents at rents they can afford.
In general, housing developments owned, managed and maintained by the local PHA are referred to as Conventional Housing, or Low Rent Public Housing and units are offered to eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities at rental rates established by the PHA authorities within the HUD income limits and guidelines.
In Alaska, safe, decent and affordable public housing is offered and managed by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC). Rental housing for low-income Alaskans is available in 13 communities across the State of Alaska.
Currently, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation owns and operates more than 1,600 Public Housing rental units for the benefit of low-income Alaskans.
Alaska Public Housing rental units come in various types and sizes, and normally offer on-site management, maintenance staff, and may even include other supportive services. In some areas skills, training programs for low-income Alaskans may also be offered.
AHFC encourages Alaskan families whose income is less than 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and interested in public housing rental units to apply at the local AHFC public housing location.
Normally there is a waiting list and once a unit become available the applicant is invited to a meeting with AHFC officials where detailed information on the Public Housing Program is provided and the available public housing unit is offered.
As per the HUD requirements, the approved Alaska low-income family pays a portion of their monthly income in rent, and the rest is subsidized by the HUD Public Housing grants.
Inquire about current availability of Public Housing rental units by contacting Alaska Housing Finance Corporation at 907-338-6100 or 800-478-2432 if outside Anchorage but within Alaska State.
Housing Counseling Services
Contact one of the HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies in Alaska State for the following education workshops or counseling services
– Fair Housing Pre-Purchase Education Workshops
– Financial Management/Budget Counseling
– Home Improvement and Rehabilitation Counseling
– Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
– Non-Delinquency Post Purchase Workshops
– Pre-purchase Counseling
– Pre-purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops
– Predatory Lending Education Workshops
– Rental Housing Counseling
– Services for Homeless Counseling