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811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) 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 Section 811 Project Rental Assistance program is an effective use of housing and health care resources to provide access to stabile housing for extremely low-income persons with disabilities.

This new program is a collaborative partnership between the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). This program will provide 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.
  • AHFC 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

AHFC 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 must contain twenty (20) or more units and be willing to obligate a minimum of five (5) PRA units based on PRA eligibility criteria outlined in the reference materials below.

• PRA units must be occupied by September 20, 2021.

811 Program Overview

For Sponsoring Agencies and Program Participants

HSS 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.

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
907-330-8276
800-478-2432 (outside of Anchorage)
907-338-2585