July 30, 2021

Alaska HUD Voucher Program (Section 8)

The Alaska Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Alaska Section 8, is a federal assistance program administered by the state that helps individuals on a low income with the payment of their rent. Alaska Section 8 program participants are responsible for finding their own housing and contributing a percentage of their income toward the cost of rent. The Housing Choice Voucher program is then responsible for paying the remaining percentage directly to the participant’s landlord.

Alaska HUD Voucher Program - Section 8

In order to participate in the program, one must meet the Alaska Housing Choice Voucher program eligibility requirements. Eligibility is determined based on the annual gross income and size of the household. Generally, the income should not exceed 50% of the median income for the county of desired residence. Median income levels are determined by your local HUD office or housing authority, and are likely to vary by location.

Before you can be approved to participate in the Alaska Housing Choice Voucher program, your financial information will be examined by your local housing authority. Your bank, employer and other government agencies may be contacted during this process. Note that Section 8 applicants must be U.S. Citizens or fall into a category of specified non-citizens who are eligible for immigration.

If you are eligible for the Housing Choice Voucher program, you will either begin receiving assistance or your name will be placed on a waiting list. How much assistance you receive will be mathematically determined by your local housing authority.

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  1. Selita Helm says:

    I am unable to find a place for the amount I was awarded. I asked if I could pay a $20.00 difference to be able to get into a place I have found to meet my needs. I was told I could not. Everyone is charging so much for a simple place to live. Please assist me with any information. I lost my home in the tornado in Louisiana and relocated to anchorage, Alaska. It has been 10 years and my name came up. I need help. Please reply.

  2. Sherri says:

    Does my PFD payment counts towards calculating out my income?

  3. Matalena Kline says:

    Good afternoon,

    I am Matalena Kline, currently reside in 4031 E 5th Street, Anchorage, with family memebers. I just want to know how to apply for this great opportunity, Section 8. Please give me more information of how to apply to this Section 8. I have 5 little ones and they need a home for themselves. I really need your help. I am also a Veteran, and am willing to apply if anything available as soon as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact me. 907-744-2199

    Thank you

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