Category: Homelessness

“Team AHFC” – a group of Alaska Housing employees and their family members – participated in Covenant House's Sleep Out to raise awareness and funds for youth facing homelessness in Alaska.
The application period for the Anchorage Housing Choice Voucher waitlist closes on Sunday, April 30, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Alaska Time. Eligible communities include the Municipality of Anchorage, Girdwood, Eagle River, Eklutna and communities in between. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.
Taking the Right Steps - Posted January 4, 2023
John was living in a family member's car when he found a life-changing opportunity with Alaska Housing Stabilization and Recovery. After learning about the program through Helping Alaska in Fairbanks, John is grateful for having a place to call home.
When presented with the opportunity to distribute nearly $300 million in federal rental assistance to Alaskans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Alaska Housing used innovative thinking and collaboration to make it happen. Recently, AHFC was recognized nationally for those efforts and its impact on Alaskans.
An Unexpected Journey with AHFC - Posted December 7, 2022
Madison Smith didn't plan to have a job in the public housing sector. However, an internship with Alaska Housing started a journey that has led to fulfilling career.
Juneau has seen significant success with Alaska Housing Stabilization and Recovery since the program began in February 2022, thanks to the collaboration between Alaska Housing and nonprofit organizations in the city.
A Hand Up at Helping Alaska - Posted September 12, 2022
Last year, Michael was struggling through the Fairbanks winter without housing. He connected with Helping Alaska and the staff stuck with him through some challenging times. Today, he has a home through AHFC's Housing Stabilization and Recovery program, a job and recently bought a truck.
Tackling Big Ideas to Help Alaskans - Posted September 7, 2022
Chelsea Arthur and the AHFC Planning Department have seen a number of challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, homelessness and affordable housing. Finding solutions for those challenges requires collaboration and innovative thinking.
More Than 1,000 Homeless Alaskans Assisted - Posted September 1, 2022
More than 1,000 people are currently being supported statewide by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s Housing Stabilization and Recovery program.
Alaska Housing joined other community partners to help break ground on the Providence Alaska House in Anchorage.
People Drive Ideas at AHFC - Posted May 6, 2022
A year after joining Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Greg Holoman has made a significant contribution in multiple areas across the organization that have benefited Alaskans.
Whether looking to buy or to rent, the costs and lack of availability have made it difficult for many Alaskans to find safe, affordable housing. Mark Romick, Alaska Housing Deputy Executive Director, shares why the issue is even more serious when it comes to affordable housing for lower income families.
Bethel Winter House to receive $1 million - Posted December 2, 2020
Bethel Winter House has applied for a $1 million competitive grant from Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to acquire the old Senior Center and renovate it to accommodate up to 32 clients who are currently or at risk of becoming homeless.
Rental assistance and mortgage/rental arrears/community food service and warm weather gear and emergency shelter collaboration are among the resources to be supported under a federally-funded grant from Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to the Native Village of Kotzebue.
Violence At Home? There May Be Help. - Posted December 1, 2020
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, the Empowering Choice Housing Program may offer a way out. Learn about this program and other resources for families in need of safe housing.
To address the increased need and challenges of serving Juneau’s homeless population during the COVID-19 crisis, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is announcing award of a federally-funded grant.
IAC to be Awarded $1.1 million Grant - Posted November 25, 2020
Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and stalking victims will be better served by Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living thanks to the nonprofits’ grant application and successful award.
AHFC awards $5 million in federal grants - Posted November 19, 2020
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is announcing grants under HUD’s Emergency Solutions Grants-CV program to help seven nonprofit organizations around Alaska provide rapid rehousing efforts and homelessness prevention for vulnerable populations impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
MyHouse to be Awarded $690,808 - Posted November 19, 2020
A federally-funded grant will help MyHouse to address the increased needs and challenges of taking care of the Mat-Su’s homeless youth during the COVID-19 crisis. Mat-Su’s homeless and at-risk homeless youth will be better served by MyHouse thanks to the nonprofits’ grant application and successful award of nearly $700,000 of $5 million awarded statewide from Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.
WISH to be Awarded $704,569 Grant from AHFC - Posted November 18, 2020
To address increased needs and challenges of serving Ketchikan’s at- risk and homeless population during the COVID-19 crisis, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation announces the award of a federally-funded grant that will help Women In Safe Homes renovate a new shelter for families and individuals experiencing domestic violence/ sexual assault and offer a rapid rehousing and homeless prevention program to the community at large.