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.
Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web
Alaska Youth Advocates
Anchorage Community Mental Health Svcs.
Catholic Social Services
New Life Development
Partners for Progress
Safe Harbor Inn
Shiloh Community Housing, Inc.
The Salvation Army – McKinnell
Tundra Women’s Coalition
Fairbanks Rescue Mission
Fairbanks Youth Advocates
Interior Center for Non-Violent Living
The Salvation Army – Fairbanks
South Peninsula Haven House
Gastineau Human Services
Love INC of the Kenai Peninsula
The Lee Shore Center
Love INC Gateway Affiliate
Kodiak Brother Francis Shelter
Nome Emergency Shelter Team – NEST
Valley Charities, Inc.
The Salvation Army – Sitka
The Salvation Army – Small Community
Contact: Soren Johansson
Public Relations Manager
907-540-2000 or sjohansson (at) ahfc (dot) us