Step Program

This program is for families with an adult who is able to work and possesses the potential to increase their employment and financial options. Alaska Housing supports family economic goals with available community resources, skills training or educational courses, and counseling.

Who is eligible

The Step Program is for families that do not fall under the Classic Program definition.

How it works

These families will benefit from five years of housing assistance. The family’s contributions to rent will gradually increase over a five-year period, while Alaska Housing’s assistance will decrease.

  1. Year 1:  A family’s shelter burden will be 28.5 percent of their gross income. 
  2. Years 2 – 5: Alaska Housing will gradually reduce its assistance while preparing families to assume more of the rent responsibility.
  3. After year 5: The family will be fully responsible for their unit’s rent and transition easily into the private rental or homeownership market.

Family resources and support

Alaska Housing makes information about local community resources available to all families.

Questions? Call 855-686-3751 (907-586-3751 in Juneau), or email us at