Tenant-Based Rental Assistance

The TBRA Program provides eligible low-income families 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.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Persons that will remain under Department of Corrections (DOC) community supervision for the term of TBRA
  • Families with income that is at or below 60 percent of the area median income
  • Families that will lease up in the TBRA Service Area.

criminal history would make a person ineligible

  • Anyone who is subject to a lifetime registration requirement on a state sex offender registry 
  • Anyone with a history of manufacturing methamphetamines in a public housing setting
  • Anyone who owes AHFC money (individuals may enter into a repayment agreement with AHFC)

TBRA may further exclude individuals with a conviction of a sexual offense, arson, manufacturing or distributing methamphetamines.

TBRA Service Area

The TBRA Program encompasses the geographical areas that are generally no more than 50 road miles from an AHFC Public Housing field office. AHFC Public Housing field offices are located in the following communities:

  • Anchorage
  • Fairbanks
  • Homer
  • Juneau
  • Ketchikan
  • Kodiak
  • Petersburg
  • Sitka
  • Soldotna
  • Valdez
  • Wasilla
  • Wrangell

How to Apply

Potentially eligible TBRA candidates should work with their Probation and Parole Officers (PO) to apply for TBRA.

The Referral Process

  1. The TBRA candidate consults with their PO to determine if they are eligible to apply.
  2. The TBRA candidate and the PO submit a TBRA Referral Form, TBRA Application, and the Additional Family Members form (if applicable) to the DOC Director of Probation and Parole.
  3. Please email your completed application packages to Patti Tittle at patti.tittle@alaska.gov. She serves as the central collection point for the DOC selection committee and will be working with your packages. Please give her a call at 754-3505 if you have any questions.
  4. The DOC TBRA Selection Committee will screen and select applicants to refer to AHFC.
  5. AHFC will forward the application to the appropriate local AHFC Public Housing field office.
  6. A representative from the AHFC Public Housing field office will contact the TBRA applicant's Point of Contact to finalize the family's eligibility.
  7. The family receives a TBRA coupon and shopping guidelines to help them select a unit to rent in their community.


Contact Information

Pamela Stantorf
907-338-1683 (fax)
800-478-2432 (outside Anchorage)