Housing Choice Vouchers

The Housing Choice Voucher Program helps eligible low-income Alaskans lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords. The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) Public Housing Division administers this program in 12 communities throughout Alaska.

Who is Eligible

Families whose income is at or below 50 percent of the area median income are encouraged to apply. Income limits are set by HUD and are based on family size and the community where the family resides. Families may apply at any AHFC voucher program location with an open waiting list.

How it Works

Subject to meeting program and income requirements, the family is placed on an AHFC waiting list based on date and time of application. As vouchers become available, families are invited to a briefing session, provided detailed information about the program, and issued a voucher.

To receive voucher subsidy, a unit’s rent must be reasonable. The unit must also pass a federal housing quality standards inspection. Landlords may use their own lease, and AHFC requires an initial lease term of one year.

Once a family finds and leases an AHFC-approved rental unit, AHFC breaks the rent into a family portion and a subsidy portion. Families pay their portion of the rent directly to their landlord. AHFC pays the subsidy portion directly to the landlord.

How to Apply

See our Application Instructions page.