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Juneau Affordable Housing Fund Awards $2 Million to Local Affordable Housing Projects

December 13, 2022 – News

The Juneau Affordable Housing Fund has awarded a total of $2 million in project funding to AWARE, Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority, Rooftop Properties, and St. Vincent de Paul following the 2022 competitive funding round. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly approved the final list of projects at an Assembly meeting on Monday, December 12.

CBJ created the Juneau Affordable Housing Fund (JAHF) to promote the creation of affordable housing in the Capital City. On July 6, 2022 the CBJ Assembly made available $2,000,000 in funding for use by for-profit and non-profit organizations, public and regional housing authorities, and tribal governments interested in the creation of affordable and middle-income housing in the City and Borough of Juneau.

Seven applications were received and reviewed by committee. Each application was scored based on the guidelines and goals of the JAHF. Of the seven applications received, the top four were recommended to the Lands, Housing, and Economic Development Committee (LHEDC).

On November 28, the LHEDC forwarded review committee recommendations to the full Assembly.

On December 12, the full Assembly approved committee recommendations to provide funding to the four projects recommended by the review committee:

  • AWARE: $200,000 for the Cordova Street Project
  • Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority: $500,000 for Kowee Phase 1
  • Rooftop Properties: $1.2 million for the Ridgeview Project
  • St. Vincent de Paul: $100,000 for preservation of affordable housing

All complete project applications are available to the public on the JAHF website under the “Round Two Applications (2022)” sidebar tab.

For more information about the Juneau Affordable Housing Fund, including eligibility guidelines and applications process, please visit the JAHF website.