Fair Housing

It is the policy of Alaska Housing to comply fully with all federal, state and local nondiscrimination laws, including the Fair Housing Act; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act; and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations governing Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

No person shall, on the grounds of age, race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under Alaska Housing’s housing programs.

Alaska Housing will provide information covering discriminatory practices and any recourse available to the family if they believe they are victims of illegal discrimination. All applicable Fair Housing information and discrimination complaint forms are available at Alaska Housing offices.

Contact your local Alaska Housing office if you need any assistance or additional information regarding any of the topics below.

Reasonable accommodation

A reasonable accommodation is a change, exception, or adjustment to a rule, policy, practice, or service that may be necessary for a person with a disability to have an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling, including public and common-use spaces. Alaska Housing must provide a requested accommodation unless doing so would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of its program or an undue financial and administrative burden.

Limited English proficiency

Alaska Housing is committed to ensuring that limited English proficient individuals have meaningful access to rental assistance information and/or services regardless of their ability to communicate in English. LEP individuals are defined as individuals who do not speak English as a primary language or are limited in their ability to read, write, speak, or understand English.

Alaska Housing facilities

Alaska Housing facilities (24 CFR 8.21) are designed to be readily accessible to and usable by people with disabilities. Alaska Housing operates each program or activity receiving federal financial assistance so that the program or activity, when viewed in its entirety, is readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.