Find Public Housing

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation provides safe, quality and affordable rental units for low-income Alaskans. Housing is available in 13 communities across Alaska, typically with on-site management and maintenance staff. Additional on-site supportive services and skills training programs may also be available.

Who is Eligible

Families whose income is at or below 80 percent of the area median income are encouraged to apply. Families may apply at any Alaska Housing voucher program location with an open waiting list.

How it Works

Subject to meeting program and income requirements, families who apply are placed on an Alaska Housing waiting list. As units become available, families are invited to an appointment, provided detailed information about the program and offered an available unit.

Alaska Housing currently owns and operates more than 1,600 housing units statewide in a variety of bedroom sizes and types. Families pay a portion of their monthly income in rent and HUD subsidizes the balance.

The Benefits of Public Housing

Alaska Housing offers an in-house management and maintenance team that is responsive to the resident needs.

Families who require units with accessible features should contact their local Alaska Housing office for availability and assistance with their application.

How to Apply

Applications may be accepted in different communities for public housing throughout the year. Before completing an application, see what’s available by checking these open waiting lists. An application must be submitted for each community and may be hand-delivered or mailed to the program location.

Instructions for Completing Your Application

  1. Please print legibly or type.
  2. Answer all the questions to the best of your ability. Write “NA” (not applicable) in all areas of the application that do not apply to you or any member of your household.
  3. Return your completed application to the Alaska Housing office in the community in which you wish to live.
    1. The application must be mailed or hand-delivered. A fax is not acceptable.
    2. If you are mailing your application to Alaska Housing, please use the post office box address (if applicable).
    3. If you are applying for more than one community, you must fill out a separate application for each community.
  4. If you are approved for a waiting list, your place will be determined by the date and time your application is received, along with any verified preferences.
  5. Alaska Housing will notify you in writing of the status of your application.
  6. If your application is denied, you are entitled to an informal review.

Reasonable Accommodation

A reasonable accommodation process is available to those applicants requiring additional assistance due to a disability. An applicant can inquire at the local Alaska Housing office for information and assistance with these processes. Use this request to start the process.