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811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program

The Section 811 PRA Program is a collaborative partnership between the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) to provide permanent supportive housing to 200 Alaskans with disabilities. This Section 811 PRA program is designed to create more efficient and effective use of housing and health care resources to substantially increase integrated affordable rental housing units for extremely low income persons with disabilities. This will be accomplished within existing, new, or rehabilitated multifamily properties with a mix of incomes and disability status.

Reference Materials

The PRA program will begin in Anchorage and expand to Juneau, Fairbanks, and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley as eligible tenants are identified in those communities. The program may expand to additional communities if it is identified that eligible tenants, properties, and supportive services are available.

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.

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. Individuals interested in securing housing through the Section 811 PRA program should visit the DHSS 811 Program page to find additional details about the application process.

Funding Availability

Property owners interested in the PRA program may contact Jennifer Smerud for additional information.

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)