Home: The Foundation for Stable Families and Strong Communities
Everyone deserves safe, healthy and affordable housing
We know communities are better and stronger when everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home. Housing promotes an array of positive outcomes. Children in stable homes achieve more in school. Healthy habits take root more easily. Stable homes make communities safer. Affordable homes allow the elderly to age with dignity and the care they deserve. Housing provides a strong foundation to succeed in the workforce.
Anchorage has a shortage of affordable housing. Household income is not keeping up with housing costs. Business leaders say the housing market is affecting the ability to attract and keep a talented workforce. Housing Anchorage is a community effort to break the gridlock in our housing market and increase the availability of affordable housing.
Rethinking Housing Community Conversations
Anchorage’s shortage of affordable housing was the subject of Re-Thinking Housing, a recent series of community conversations. Housing Anchorage leaders facilitated discussions about ways to break the gridlock in our housing market and increase the availability of affordable housing.
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Housing Anchorage partners Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Anchorage Community Development Authority, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Cook Inlet Housing Authority, Rasmuson Foundation, and United Way are working together on three goals:
- Build 18,000 net new units of housing by 2030.
- Decrease the number of people burdened by housing costs.
- Raise community awareness of the necessity of quality, affordable workforce housing.