State, National & International Resources

State Resources

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC)
AHFC's mission is to provide Alaskans access to safe, quality affordable housing. Financing from this company goes to multi-family complexes, congregate facilities, and single–family homes. AHFC offers fist-time homebuyers, low- to moderate-income borrowers, veterans, teachers, nurses, public safety officers, and those living in rural areas of the state with specialized loans. Additionally AFCH provides the community with energy and weatherization programs, low-income rental assistance in 17 communities, and special programs for the homeless.

Alaska Council on the Homeless
Established in April 2004 by Gov. Frank Murkowski and reauthorized by Gov. Sarah Palin in May 2007 as a permanent council administered by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.

Department of Public Assistance
Various programs and forms are available intended to help low-income individuals, elderly, family and those with chronic or acute medical care needing assistance.

Department of Senior & Disabilities Services
This department focuses on seniors, adults with physical disabilities, Seniors on Medicaid Waivers, Persons with Developmental disabilities, Vulnerable Adults and Assisted Living Providers.

Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (AKCH2)
AKCH2 is a statewide organization working to develop strategies to increase the availability of affordable housing and eliminate homelessness in our great state.The Coalition began in 1989 and holds meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. The Coalition's annual conference brings together social service providers, housing developers, policymakers, and those experiencing homelessness to network and strategize on how best to fulfill our mission.

Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA)
CIHA's "vision of 'Independence Through Housing' in mind, Cook Inlet Housing Authority develops programs intended to give our clients a "hand up," or an opportunity to move beyond the need for assistance. It's our hope that through quality housing and effectively administered programs we will give our clients a solid foundation on which to further build the overall quality of their lives."

Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP)
RurAL CAP is a private, statewide, nonprofit organization working to improve the quality of life for low-income Alaskans since 1965. RurAL CAP provides resources and services to enhance child and family development, improve housing, save energy, develop leadership, promote environmental conservation, prevent substance abuse, and foster independent living.

National Resources

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Established in 1974, the CDBG is one of the longest- running programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Development. CDBG allocates funds to local and state governments. Affordable housing, anti-poverty programs are the primary area of community, economic, and health and human services development.

National Coalition for the Homeless

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty