• State Data Overview

    Across Alaska, there is a shortage of rental homes affordable and available to extremely low income households, whose incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30% of their area median income. Many of these households are severely cost burdened, spending more than half of their income on housing. Severely cost burdened poor households are more likely than other renters to sacrifice other necessities like healthy food and healthcare to pay the rent, and to experience unstable housing situations like evictions. 

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    17,384
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    Renter households that are extremely low income
    $30,380
    Maximum income for 4-person extremely low income household (state level)
    -10,797
    Shortage of rental homes affordable and available for extremely low income renters
    $51,576
    Annual household income needed to afford a two-bedroom rental home at HUD's Fair Market Rent.
    65%
    Percent of extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden
  • State Level Partners

    NLIHC Housing Advocacy Organizer

    State Partners

    Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness
    319 Seward Street, Suite 7
    Juneau, AK 99801
    P 907-523-0660
    F 334-832-9061
    www.alaskahousing-homeless.org
    Brian Wilson, Executive Director
    director@alaskahousing-homeless.org

    Become an NLIHC State Partner

    NLIHC’s affiliation with our state coalition partners is central to our advocacy efforts. Although our partners' involvement varies, they are all housing and homeless advocacy organizations engaged at the state and federal level. Many are traditional coalitions with a range of members; others are local organizations that serve more informally as NLIHC's point of contact.

    Inquire about becoming a state partner by contacting outreach@nlihc.org

    Become a Member
  • Housing Trust Fund
    HTF Implementation Information

    NLIHC continues working with leaders in each state and the District of Columbia who will mobilize advocates in support of HTF allocation plans that benefit ELI renters to the greatest extent possible. Please contact the point person coordinating with NLIHC in your state (below) to find out about the public participation process and how you can be involved. Email Joseph Lindstrom with any questions.

    Alaska subgrants a portion of the state’s HTF allocation to the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA). The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC), as the state designated entity, allocates the remainder to projects in areas outside of Anchorage. In FY16, MOA received $545,085; AHFC indicates its intent to subgrant $545,085 to Anchorage in FY17. As a subgrantee, Anchorage must have its own local HTF Allocation Plan.

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    Current Year HTF Allocation
    NLIHC Point Person for HTF Advocacy

    Brian Wilson
    Executive Director
    Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness
    907-523-0660
    director@alaskahousing-homeless.org


    Anchorage, AK — City Staff Person Administering HTF
    Lawrence Stokes
    Housing Programs Specialist
    Department of Health and Human Service
    Housing and Community Services Division
    Community Safety and Development
    907-343-4883
    StokesLM@ci.anchorage.ak.us

    State Designated Entity:

    Bryan M. Butcher
    CEO
    Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
    907-330-8452
    bbutcher@ahfc.us

    Official Directly Involved with HTF Implementation:

    Andi Petroni
    GOAL Program Manager
    907.333.8275
    800.478.2432
    apetroni@ahfc.us


    Anchorage Subgrantee

    City Staff Person Administering HTF

    Lawrence Stokes
    Housing Programs Specialist
    Department of Health and Human Service
    Housing and Community Services Division
    Community Safety and Development
    907-343-4883
    StokesLM@ci.anchorage.ak.us


    Anchorage, AK — Official Directly Involved with HTF Implementation

    James Boehm
    Senior Neighborhood Planner
    907-343-4285
    BoehmJH@muni.org

  • Resources
    Resources

    Housing Profiles

    State Housing Profile

    State Housing Profile: Alaska (PDF)

    Congressional District Housing Profile

    Congressional District Profile: Alaska (PDF)

    Research and Data

    National Housing Preservation Database

    The National Housing Preservation Database is an address-level inventory of federally assisted rental housing in the United States.

    Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing

    Out of Reach documents the gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing. In Alaska and Nationwide

    The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes

    The Gap represents data on the affordable housing supply and housing cost burdens at the national, state, and metropolitan levels. In Alaska and Nationwide

  • Take Action
    Tell Congress to Protect and Expand the National Housing Trust Fund
    Urge Congress to Pass a Budget with Strong Support for Affordable Housing Programs
    Tell Congress that Opportunity Zones Must Benefit Low Income People and Long-Term Residents