Alaskans Eligible for Community Based Long Term Assistance
The Moving Home program (MHP) is a referral-based, rental assistance program designed to help individuals or families transition into housing from homelessness or institutional settings. The program is restricted to those individuals or families who are eligible for community-based, long-term services as provided through Medicaid waivers, Medicaid state plan options or state-funded services and meet either the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developments definition of a disabled family or are an Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority beneficiary. This program is available in every Alaska Housing community that administers the Housing Choice Voucher program.
Who is Eligible
Family income must be at or below 50 percent of the area median income. Income limits are set by HUD and are based on family size and the community where the family resides.
MHP recipients must be referred to Alaska Housing by the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). DHSS ensures the appropriate supportive services are provided to the family. For more information on the eligibility process, see the DHSS web page.
While participating in MHP, families may still submit an application for any Alaska Housing program with an open waiting list.
How it Works
As vouchers become available, families are invited to a briefing session, provided detailed information about the program and issued a voucher.
To receive voucher subsidy, the rental amount for the unit must be reasonable. The unit must also pass a federal housing quality standards inspection. Landlords may use their own lease, but Alaska Housing requires an initial lease term of one year.
Once a family finds and leases an Alaska Housing-approved rental unit, Alaska Housing breaks the rent into a family portion and a subsidy portion. Families are responsible for paying their portion of the rent directly to their landlord, while Alaska Housing pays the subsidy portion directly to the landlord.
Memorandum of Understanding
MHP is a unique rental assistance program made possible through a Memorandum of Understanding between Alaska Housing and the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Interested individuals can read the MHP Memorandum of Understanding.
How to Apply
Families must be referred to Alaska Housing by DHSS. Questions can be directed to DHSS at 907-269-3600 or toll-free at 800-770-3930. Our application packages are available on our Applications page.