Low-Income Alaskans Seeking 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. Income limits are set by HUD and are based on family size and the community where the family resides. Families may apply at any AHFC public housing program location with an open waiting list.

How it Works

Subject to meeting program and income requirements, families who apply are placed on an AHFC waiting list based on date and time of application. As units become available, families are invited to an appointment, provided detailed information about the program and offered an available unit.

AHFC 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; HUD subsidizes the balance of the rent.

The Benefits of Public Housing

AHFC offers an in-house management and maintenance team that is responsive to the residents’ needs.

Families that require units with accessible features should contact their local AHFC office for availability and assistance with their application.

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How to Apply

Before completing a standard AHFC housing application, individuals should look at the open waiting lists under Waiting List Status to see if the waiting list they want is open. A separate application must be submitted for each community in which they wish to apply and may be either hand-delivered or mailed to the program location in their area.

Instructions for Completing Your Application

  1. Please print legibly or type.
  2. Answer all the questions to the best of your ability. Write “NA” 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 AHFC 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 AHFC, 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. AHFC 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 AHFC for information and assistance with these processes.