AHFC Grants for Homeless and Supportive Housing
AHFC manages several state and federal programs serving statewide homeless and supportive housing needs. Summaries for each are provided below, along with hyperlinks to the specific program pages.
This program is coordinated with AHFC’s funding partners that include the Mental Health Trust Authority and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Funds are awarded competitively to agencies, not individuals, that provide emergency or transitional housing and/or services to prevent homelessness or rapidly re-house those who have been displaced.
The SNHG provides AHFC and Alaska Mental Health Trust funds through competitive grants to nonprofit service providers and housing developers for construction and operation of housing for the Alaskan special needs populations, primarily beneficiaries of the Alaska Mental Health Trust.
Grants to nonprofit AIDS assistance organizations make possible supportive services and housing assistance so that people with AIDS can find and maintain safe, affordable and decent housing. This program is primarily funded by HUD, and awards are issued through a competitive process.
The Tenant Based Rental Assistance program provides eligible persons transitioning from State of Alaska Department of Corrections with financial assistance to obtain affordable housing. It helps families lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords. TBRA provides 12 months of rental assistance and security deposit assistance to eligible families.
In partnership with local nonprofits, AHFC provides funds to allow senior citizens (those older than 55 years of age) to make accessibility modifications to their homes, extending their ability to live independently.
AHFC serves as the “Collaborative Applicant” or lead agency that coordinates the submission of the annual application to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for funding under the Continuum of Care program for the Balance of State CoC (all areas outside of Anchorage). CoC funds are used by agencies to assist homeless persons to access permanent housing and to support the Alaska Homeless Management Information System (AKHMIS). AHFC also provides assistance to meet the HUD required 25 percent local match through the CoC Grant Match Program.