Alaska Housing Grants Resources
It is important to have affordable housing no matter where you live. Being able to have a home to go to can make difference in having a productive life or being unfulfilled. Alaska residents who are seeking affordable housing can receive help through federal and local Alaska housing grants programs. Among these programs are the following.
HOP – Home Opportunity Program
If you are an Alaska resident and you’re interested in buying a home, HOP may be of assistance to you.
The Home Opportunity Program assists individuals in low-income families with down payments on their new home. They also provide closing costs as well, to those who qualify. Those who may be interested in these grants must apply, and money is on a first come first serve basis- for those who have been deemed low income, and qualify for the program. Many non profit agencies in Alaska provide funds for this program, however once the money runs out- applications are closed. For Those individuals who are interested in the Home Opportunity Program, they can inquire at their local non profit. Also, for more information regarding this program, contact:
Department of Health and Human Service
Human Services Division
Neighborhood Services Section
Phone: (907) 343-4881
Alaska Community Development Corporation
Phone: (907) 746-5680
Toll-Free: (800) 478-8080
Fairbanks North Star Borough
Fairbanks Neighborhood Housing Services
Phone: (907) 451-7230
Alaska Housing Grants at the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Being in Alaska, with little to no income can make finding housing quite difficult. However, low income housing grants in Alaska can assist residents with paying their rental costs every month. These grants are awarded to individuals who exhibit a need for assistance, although many will have to be put on waiting lists. This can be a bit daunting for many, however when residents receive the call or mail which states they have been chosen to live in one of the developments available, it’s as good as winning the lottery. For Alaskan residents seeking information regarding low income housing grants, you may call your local HUD office below.
Colleen K. Bickford
Field Office Director
Anchorage Field Office
3000 C. Street
Anchorage, AK 99503
TBRA – Tenant Based Rental Assistance
Alaska’s Tenant Based Rental Assistance program, provides low income individuals who qualify, with twelve months of rental assistance. For families who wish to lease apartments or homes which are privately owned, at the discretion of the owner. They will receive rental assistance for twelve months, and their security deposit, which will be needed prior to moving in. For more information on TBRA program contact:
Toll-Free: (800) 478-2432
Find a waiting list for Alaska housing grants
Finding Alaska housing grants should not be a chore. All that’s needed is a bit of patience, and you’re well on your way. Individuals who are not in dire need of assistance at the moment, but are still eligible may want to consider putting themselves on future waiting list. This is because, with the economy being as is, anything can happen- and having affordable housing could be your lifeline. Good luck!