2018 Federal Legislative Priorities
- Reauthorize appropriations for the Indian Housing Block Grant Program.
- Inadequate NAHASDA funding levels.
- Ensure that the Census Bureau data on Alaska Natives and American Indians is accurate throughout Alaska.
- Support the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Housing Improvement Program (BIA-HIP)
- Informational Item: Communities threatened by slow moving disasters due to Climate Change in Alaska are not eligible for assistance under the Stafford Act.
2019 State Legislative Priorities
- AAHA strongly supports the Governor’s request that the Legislature fund the AHFC Supplemental Housing Development Grant (SHDG) in the amount of $3 million for FY2019, a 74% reduction in funding since 2011. AAHA urges the Legislature to fund the SHDG through the State Capital Budget, as it has for many years.
- AAHA strongly supports continued state investment for the AHFC Weatherization Program in the FY2019 Capital Budget and in the Governor’s Budget Request under the Alaska Economic Recovery Act, Maintenance Capital Fund.
AAHA strongly supports the Governor’s Budget Request for the AHFC Senior Citizens Housing Development Grant Program (SCHDGP) for $2 million to be funded in the FY2019 Capital Budget to meet the rapidly growing need for senior housing in Alaska.
AAHA strongly supports the Governor’s Budget Request for the AHFC Teacher, Health Professional, and Public Safety Housing Grant Program for $1.75 million for communities throughout Alaska to recruit and retain teachers, health, and public safety professionals.
Support the passage of HB 81 which expands the eligibility for the Alaska Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund (AEERLF) to include non-profit entities, federally recognized tribes and Regional Housing Authorities.
Economic Impact of Alaska Housing Authorities