Greater Opportunities for Affordable Living (GOAL)

The GOAL program provides grants, federal tax credits and zero-interest federal loans to developers and project sponsors who build affordable rental housing for low- to moderate-income families and seniors.

The program is open to for-profit corporations, nonprofit agencies and regional housing authorities. The following three programs fit under the GOAL umbrella:

Pre-Application Teleconference Information

During the pre-application cycle of each year’s GOAL round, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) hosts a teleconference to outline the process, summarize recent changes and answer questions that potential applicants may have regarding the process.

This year, AHFC will be hosting the pre-application teleconference at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 27th, 2017 at AHFC’s headquarters in the 1st floor boardroom.

For those planning to attend in Anchorage, our offices are located at 4300 Boniface Parkway. The board room is located on the first floor across from the reception desk.

For those planning to attend telephonically, please call
1-877-668-4493
When prompted, please enter access code
926 532 341

If there are any questions regarding this teleconference or the goal program, please contact me directly.

AHFC complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Individuals with disabilities who may need auxiliary aids or special modifications to participate in the public meeting should call Toni Butler at 907-330-8280 or email her at tbutler@ahfc.us. Requests for the June 27 hearing should be made no later than June 22, 2017.

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

Grant Funding Availability

In September 2017, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) will announce the FY 2018 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for its Greater Opportunity for Affordable Living (GOAL) Program. Under this NOFA, AHFC will make grants, zero-interest loans, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits available for competitive allocation to successful pre-application respondents to acquire, rehabilitate, or construct rental housing.  For eligibility to apply for GOAL Program funds, all applicants are required to submit Pre-Applications to AHFC through an online application system.

Application for GOAL funding is a sequential three (3) step process.  Applicants must (1) register for the online application system, (2) submit a Pre-Application using the online application system and (3) submit a GOAL Application using the online application system.  This Notice contains requirements and deadlines for Steps (1) and (2).  Applicants will NOT be eligible to apply for GOAL funding unless they first meet both deadlines for Steps (1) and (2). 

Step (1):  To submit Preliminary Applications through the online system, AHFC must receive Registration Requests for the online system by 4:30 p.m. (Anchorage time) on June 30, 2017.   

Step (2):  Completed Pre-Applications must be submitted through the online application system by 4:30 p.m. (Anchorage time) on July 19, 2017.

The preliminary application will, in part, provide sufficient information for AHFC to determine if the project proposal meets the minimum criteria for invitation into the full FY 2018 GOAL competition. A full list of items that will be reviewed during the pre-application is available in the GOAL Program Rating and Award Criteria Plan.  The full FY 2018 GOAL application, to be submitted in the Fall of 2017, will address other aspects of the proposed development in greater detail.  These additional aspects are outlined in the GOAL Program Rating and Award Criteria Plan.  Supporting information on all of these components will be submitted in the full GOAL application.    

The deadline to submit Registration Requests for the online application system is 4:30 p.m. (Anchorage time) on June 30, 2017.  All entities wishing to submit a Pre-Application must submit Registration Requests for access to the online application system according to this deadline.  

FY 2018 GOAL Program Application Materials

Reference Materials

Contact Information

Andy Petroni, Planner
GOAL Program Manager
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
P.O. Box 101020 Anchorage, AK 99510-1020
907-330-8275 1-800-478-2432  apetroni@ahfc.us

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