How long will Alaska Housing Stabilization & Recovery be an option?
Clients must be enrolled by the end of March 2023 to be eligible. While federal funding remains available, clients who meet criteria and are approved for stabilization support may receive:
- Up to 12 months of rental assistance
- Assistance in finding long-term housing opportunities
- Moving costs
- Ongoing engagement with housing navigator
How long does the client have to be homeless?
There is no specific amount of time. If the client meets one of the criteria, they are eligible for Alaska Housing Stabilization & Recovery.
Do navigators have to verify income or criminal history?
No. The navigator determines client eligibility at the time of entry. The client must affirm that their income is below 80% of area median income, but they do not have to provide documentation. There are no restrictions for criminal or credit history but the navigator may have to work with the client to find appropriate housing if the client has housing barriers in their history.
Is there a requirement that participants must actively be looking for work?
Can these funds be used in combination with other AHFC programs?
Yes, if the client meets criteria for other programs.
Would this program support financial arrangements with family members for difficult to house clients?
Navigators will support family reunification or look for ways to maintain healthy households. AHFC will work with the navigators to establish appropriate procedures and limits for assistance that may be provided to parties related to the tenant.