AHFC Supports 12,500 Homeless With $5.9 Million in Funding

ANCHORAGE, AK, June 27, 2014 –- June 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) is awarding more than $5.9 million in homeless assistance funds through its Basic Homeless Assistance Program.

Funds will be distributed to 28 organizations in 13 communities statewide, and are expected to benefit more than 12,500 homeless individuals and those threatened by homelessness.

Governor Parnell and the Alaska Legislature made funding available through the 2015 capital budget and funds will provide operating expenses for emergency shelter and transitional housing facilities, and supportive services, including permanent housing placement, street outreach and rent/utility arrearage assistance. Recipients are determined through a competitive application process. Applicants are evaluated based on program priorities, utilization, performance and community need.

“Being homeless is devastating not only for the individual but also for our communities. AHFC is committed to the 2009 ‘10-year Plan to Reduce Homelessness in Alaska’ and is in strong support of organizations working on solutions that offer housing and supporting services,” says Bryan Butcher, AHFC CEO and executive director.

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) is a public corporation with a long history of providing Alaskans access to safe, quality and affordable housing through home financing programs, energy efficiency and weatherization programs, public housing and more. Since 1986, AHFC has contributed $1.9 billion to the State of Alaska’s General Fund.

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Organization
Community
Award Amount
Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web
Anchorage
$96,496
Alaska Youth Advocates
Anchorage
$56,079
Anchorage Community Mental Health Svcs.
Anchorage
$180,508
AWAIC
Anchorage
$251,502
Catholic Social Services
Anchorage
$837,213
Covenant House
Anchorage
$387,075
New Life Development
Anchorage
$245,858
Partners for Progress
Anchorage
$144,267
RurAL CAP
Anchorage
$74,237
Safe Harbor Inn
Anchorage
$217,037
Shiloh Community Housing, Inc.
Anchorage
$148,444
The Salvation Army – McKinnell
Anchorage
$80,124
Tundra Women’s Coalition
Bethel
$62,930
Fairbanks Rescue Mission
Fairbanks
$293,838
Fairbanks Youth Advocates
Fairbanks
$183,040
Interior Center for Non-Violent Living
Fairbanks
$50,000
The Salvation Army – Fairbanks
Fairbanks
$148,769
South Peninsula Haven House
Homer
$94,380
Gastineau Human Services
Juneau
$589,883
Love INC of the Kenai Peninsula
Kenai
$307,260
The Lee Shore Center
Kenai
$50,509
Love INC Gateway Affiliate
Ketchikan
$97,034
Kodiak Brother Francis Shelter
Kodiak
$231,126
Nome Emergency Shelter Team – NEST
Nome
$115,355
Valley Charities, Inc.
Mat-Su
$894,286
The Salvation Army – Sitka
Sitka
$72,160
The Salvation Army – Small Community
Southeast
$27,825

Contact: Soren Johansson
Public Relations Manager
907-540-2000 or sjohansson (at) ahfc (dot) us

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