811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program

Alaska Housing has been awarded $7.7M from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide rental assistance for up to 200 Alaskans with disabilities.

This program is a collaborative partnership between the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). It provides both rental assistance and enhanced support services for tenants. Federal rental assistance is expected to last for the length of the program, a minimum of 30 years (subject to annual appropriation in the federal budget).

  • DHSS coordinates tenant participation and supportive services.
  • Alaska Housing will coordinate housing and property owner reporting/logistics.
  • NeighborWorks Alaska has been contracted to screen applicants for eligibility and will be managing monthly rental assistance payments for landlords under contract.

Alaska 811 PRA Reference Materials

For Landlords

Alaska Housing will coordinate with eligible PRA property owners to secure rental housing units for the PRA program and administer the rental assistance subsidies. Eligible PRA properties include:

  • New or existing multifamily rental properties within Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.
  • Properties that contain 20 or more units and are willing to obligate a minimum of five PRA units based on PRA eligibility criteria outlined in the reference materials below.
  • PRA units that will be occupied by September 20, 2021.

811 Program Overview

For Sponsoring Agencies and Program Participants

DHSS will determine tenant program eligibility and make referrals directly to the PRA property owner for tenant selection. DHSS will also coordinate to provide supportive services to PRA tenants.

April 2019 811 PRA application process training

Step One:

Step Two: Program Application

  • Application form
  • Required documentation checklist
  • Application instructions

Participating 811 PRA Properties

Reference Materials

Contact Information

Jennifer Smerud
Planner I
Planning and Program Development Department
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
P.O. Box 101020
Anchorage, AK 99510-1020
800-478-2432 (outside of Anchorage)