Category: Public Housing

Alaska’s senior population is unique and diverse, representing the many cultures and experiences that have shaped our state. Their contributions have been fundamental to Alaska’s ongoing success and development. May is Older Americans Month, which provides an opportunity to celebrate seniors while also highlighting the needs of this vibrant – and growing – population.
For more than four decades, NeighborWorks Alaska has been looking at ways to provide affordable housing for those who need it most.
The application period for Alaska Housing Education Scholarships is open for families in public housing until May 31, 2024. Learn about how these scholarships benefit students, as well as eligibility and how to apply.
The Youth Summer Camp and Activity Scholarship makes it possible for young Alaskans to attend a summer camp, take part in an activity, or participate in a sport of their choosing, with awards of up to $500.00 per youth. Families who participate in AHFC's public housing and housing voucher programs can apply now!
Independent Living Means ‘Everything’ - Posted February 21, 2024
For Cian, it was important to find housing that balanced both accessibility and independence. He found the home he was looking for at Alaska Housing’s Williwa Manor property.
Putting His Best Efforts In For Residents - Posted February 7, 2024
As a Maintenance Mechanic for Glacier View, AHFC's housing location in Seward for seniors and individuals with disabilities, John knows others depend on him every day. It's a responsibility he takes seriously, managing maintenance requests “in a very swift and timely manner, leaving it better than when I found it.”
A Unique Perspective on Senior Housing - Posted January 10, 2024
As a Wasilla resident who spent years helping seniors find housing in the community, Evelyn has long understood how important it is to older residents. Today Evelyn is a resident of AHFC's senior housing complex in Wasilla and is experiencing its value first hand.
The AHFC Housing Choice Voucher program can benefit both tenants and landlords who participate. To be successful, the program relies on relationships between all the parties involved: tenants, landlords and Alaska Housing.
Landlord Appreciation - Posted January 2, 2024
Partnering landlords across Alaska help AHFC deliver on the mission to provide Alaskans access to safe, quality, affordable housing. We are introducing Landlord Appreciation to thank them for their partnership.
2023: The Year in Stories - Posted December 29, 2023
As we look back at 2023, Alaska Housing had the privilege of telling some incredible stories about Alaskans.
Coming Home to Make a Difference - Posted December 19, 2023
Decades after his family lived in public housing in Ketchikan, Con McClennan is helping others in the same location as Lead Maintenance Mechanic. In doing so, Con is following in his grandfather's footsteps and continuing a tradition of ensuring Alaskans have access to safe, quality, affordable housing.
'I Felt Like I Was Home' - Posted December 12, 2023
For years, Walter wondered what it would be like to live at Glacier View, AHFC's housing assistance location in Seward for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Now a Glacier View resident, he has his answer: “It is better than I thought.”
For more than two decades, landlord John has been helping tenants in Ketchikan find access to safe, affordable, quality housing through AHFC's Housing Choice Vouchers.
A Passion for Helping Others - Posted November 1, 2023
Administrative Services Manager Trishta Blizzard has participated in AHFC's mission from various departments and roles. Regardless of her title, she has seen how her work contributes to making a difference.
Making a Life Out of Making Art - Posted October 12, 2023
For Ricardo, art has led him to a place where he feels valued, with an appreciation for both him as a person and his work.
Can Always Navigate Through - Posted September 1, 2023
For Lakesha, AHFC's public housing provided a safety net for her forward movement. Through the Step program, she found resources that are helping her on her path as an entrepreneur and business owner.
AHFC's Education Scholarships have helped Alaskans achieve their career goals for 23 years. One 2023 scholarship recipient, Taghreed, shared what motivates her to work toward her goals.
An Eye-Opening Internship - Posted August 9, 2023
In 2022, an internship at Alaska Housing provided Caitlin Vance with new inspiration and valuable learning opportunities.
Alaska Housing has encouraged individuals to advance their career goals through an Education Scholarship for more than two decades. Here are some key statistics highlighting the impact the scholarships have had statewide.
Pat Verdugo has spent the past two decades with Alaska Housing, working in a variety of roles for AHFC’s Public Housing Department in Fairbanks. At 78 years old, she's not showing any signs of slowing down.