Alaska's regional housing authorities play a key role in increasing the supply of quality, affordable housing. They build, renovate and weatherize homes, provide assistance in purchasing a home, offer renter and homebuyer education, develop infrastructure for housing development, build community facilities and provide employment for thousands of Alaskans each year.
AAHA offers a comprehensive and Alaska specific training and technical assistance program for Indian Housing Block recipients. The services are delivered in close collaboration with the Alaska HUD Office of Native American Programs (HUD ONAP), Alaska Regional Housing Authorities, and housing experts. The program builds capacity and improves effectiveness of Alaska’s affordable housing programs and has a special emphasis on individualized on-site assistance.
AAHA provides unified state and federal legislative advocacy about policy issues that impact affordable housing in Alaska. AAHA develops advocacy material, submits verbal and written testimony to state and federal legislative committees, and updates the AAHA membership about action from local, state and federal government agencies.