Low-Income Alaskans on Parole or Probation and Youth Aging out of Foster Care
The HOME Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program is a referral-based, time-limited, rental assistance program offered in partnership with the State of Alaska. The program for Alaskans on parole or probation is available in every AHFC community that offers the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The program for youth aging out of foster care is available in every AHFC community that offers the Housing Choice Voucher Program except Anchorage.
Who is Eligible
Family income must be at or below 60 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.
AFHC partners provide supportive services to families while they participate in the TBRA Program. While participating in TBRA, families may still submit an application for any AHFC program with an open waiting list.
How it Works
As assistance becomes available, families are invited to a briefing session, provided detailed information about the program and issued a coupon. Rental assistance is limited to 24 months for parolees/probationers and 36 months for youth.
To receive 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 AHFC requires an initial lease term of one year.
Once a family finds and leases an AHFC-approved rental unit, AHFC 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 AHFC pays the subsidy portion directly to the landlord.
How to Apply
Families or individuals must contact the appropriate State of Alaska agency for eligibility and referral. Our application packages are available on our Applications page.
- Returning Home Program – Department of Corrections, TBRA Coordinator, 907-754-3505
- Making a Home Program – Office of Children’s Services, Independent Living Program, 907-465-3023