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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $32 million in funding for the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP) capacity building grants to tribes and tribal consortia in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) is awarding more than $5.9 million in homeless assistance funds through its Basic Homeless Assistance Program.
Today the Senate approved legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and co-sponsored by Senator John Boozman (R-AR) to expand benefits to homeless veterans. The Helping Homeless Veterans Act of 2013 closes a loophole in current law that prevents veterans who are homeless as the result of domestic violence from receiving certain benefits such as counseling and housing
ANCHORAGE, AK - October 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Of the 6,460 homeless people counted statewide by all the service providers this year, more than half lived in Anchorage, 11 percent have chronic substance abuse issues, and six percent are veterans, according to the Alaska Homeless Management Information System (AKHMIS), the state's first centralized database that stores information like this so staff can monitor and respond to changes and developments among the homeless population.
ANCHORAGE, AK - April 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $59,632 to two new homeless programs in Alaska.
Anchorage, AK - April 27, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $915,440 to renew support for a statewide HIV-AIDS housing program administered by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation. The three-year renewal funding is provided under HUD's Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA) program. These supportive housing grants continue critically needed housing and support services to extremely low-income persons living with HIV/AIDs. During each of the next three years, this HUD funding will help provide permanent supportive housing so they can manage their illnesses while receiving critically needed support services.
Begich, Klobuchar, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill to Fight Homelessness Among America’s Veterans
Washington, D.C. - February 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Scott Brown (R-MA), Mark Begich (D-AK), James Inhofe (R-OK), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Robert Casey (D-PA), and John Cornyn (R-TX) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would help fight homelessness among America’s veterans. The Helping Our Homeless Veterans Act would improve outreach to rural and underserved urban veterans by strengthening the existing HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program that provides chronically homeless veterans with housing vouchers and case management services, such as assistance accessing counseling and job training. A national study released earlier this month found that about 16 percent of all homeless adults are veterans, even though veterans make up only 10 percent of the adult population
ANCHORAGE, AK - January 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded nearly $3,420,701 in Continuum of Care renewal grants to support 22 local homeless providers across Alaska in the coming year. This year's Continuum of Care awards to Alaska organizations is up some $235,000 from last year's $3,185,936 in funding.
Recovery Act funding to stimulate the production of affordable units stalled by recession. July 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan Tuesday awarded $5,490,631 to jump start affordable housing programs in Alaska that are currently stalled due to the current economic recession. Funded through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), HUD’s new Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) will allow the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to resume funding of affordable rental housing projects across the state while stimulating employment in the construction trades.
WASHINGTON - March 02, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced the Obama Administration is awarding $3,467,115 in grants to Alaska organizations to offer homeless individuals and families a wide range of housing and support services
WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 22, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) today signed an agreement that will create more housing for persons with disabilities. As part of the Voluntary Compliance Agreement announced today, AHFC agreed to make five percent of its housing stock fully accessible.
Office of Native American Housing offering free workshops to clarify process, answer questions WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 10, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of...
Anchorage, Friday, May 16, 2008 - Effective today, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation will reimburse homeowners for energy ratings done on their homes, up to $500 per home. Ratings are a prerequisite for Alaskans who wish to participate in the state’s revitalized home energy rebate program.
AHFC Announces Energy Cost Relief for Alaskans, $300 Million for Weatherization and Energy Rebates,...
Anchorage, Friday, May 02, 2008 – Alaskans soon will have access to a well funded, multi-million dollar state weatherization program and to an equally well funded home energy rebate program, according to Dan Fauske, CEO/Executive Director of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.
Anchorage, Thursday, April 03, 2008 – Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) on March 27 awarded $34.5 million in grants and federal tax credits to communities across the state, which will generate $62.7 million in new housing for Alaskans. The $34.5 million from AHFC will be combined with $28.2 million in loans, sponsor contributions and grants from other agencies and foundations to fund both new construction and renovation.