Advocacy

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.

Federal & State Priorities

2020 Federal Legislative Priorities

Priority # 1: Fund NAHASDA's Native American Housing Block Grant (NAHBG) at $800 million.   

Priority # 2: Appropriate NAHBG competitive funding at $100 million.

Priority # 3: Support the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Housing Improvement Program (BIA HIP).

2021 State Legislative Priorities

Priority #1: AAHA strongly supports the AHFC Supplemental Housing Development Grant (SHDG) in the amount of $3 million in the FY 2021 Capital Budget. 

 

Priority #2: AAHA strongly supports restoring funding to the AHFC Weatherization (Wx) Program in the amount of $5 million in the FY 2021 Capital Budget.

Priority #3: AAHA strongly supports the AHFC Senior Citizens Housing Development Grant Program (SCHDF) for $1.75 million in the FY 2021 Capital Budget.

Priority #4: AAHA strongly supports the AHFC Teacher, Health Professional, and Public Safety Housing Grant Program (THHP) for $1.75 million in the FY 2021 Capital Budget.

Economic Impact of Alaska Housing Authorities

The Association of Alaska Housing Authorities' (AAHA) membership includes 14 regional housing authorities (RHAs) and the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC). AAHA provides unified state and federal legislative advocacy, affordable housing development and funding information, and training and technical assistance, all in an effort to increase the supply of safe, sanitary and affordable housing and community development in the state of Alaska.

2018 Alaska Housing Assessment

This report offers a snapshot of housing characteristics across the state and focuses AHFC and other partners in work to achieve positive outcomes. It provides data that informs resource allocation, program management and evaluation decisions.