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?
- AHFC signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the State of Alaska Department of Corrections to operate the Returning Home Program.Persons that are under Department of Corrections (DOC) community supervision at the time of release from incarceration are eligible.
- AHFC signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the State of Alaska Office of Childrens Services to operate the Making A Home Program. Youth, ages 18 to 24, that are aging out of foster care and participating in the Independent Living Program are eligible.
- 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 that 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:
How to Apply
- Returning Home Program Potentially eligible TBRA candidates should work with their Probation and Parole Officers (PO) to apply for TBRA.
- Making A Home Program Potentially eligible TBRA candidates should work with their OCS Independent Living Program specialist to apply for TBRA.
The Referral Process
Returning Home Program
- The TBRA candidate consults with their PO to determine if they are eligible to apply.
- The TBRA candidate and the PO submit an Application Package to the DOC Director of Probation and Parole.
- Please email your completed application packages to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the central collection point for the DOC selection committee. Please call 907-754-3505 if you have any questions.
- The DOC TBRA Selection Committee will screen and select applicants to refer to AHFC.
Making a Home Program
- The TBRA candidate consults with their Independent Living Specialist to determine if they are eligible to apply.
- The TBRA candidate and the Independent Living Specialist submit an Application package to AHFC.
- Once received, AHFC will forward the application to the appropriate local AHFC Public Housing field office.
- A representative from the AHFC Public Housing field office will contact the TBRA applicant's Point of Contact to finalize the family's eligibility.
- The family receives a TBRA coupon and shopping guidelines to help them select a unit to rent in their community.