Phone 907-563-2146
in the Region 1-800-478-5614
Working in partnership.
The Aleutian Housing Authority (AHA) was allocated over $3 million from the U.S. Department of Treasury for the implementation of the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program on behalf of our partner Tribes. The ERA program provides up to 12 months of financial assistance to eligible tribal and other AI/AN households residing in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands region. 

Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA)
Questions?  Comments?  Concerns? Need help completing an application?

Help is just a phone call away!  This is a sstessful time and we want this process to be as easy as possible.  Our team is here to assist you with any questions or concens that you may have.  if you need assistance completing the application, have questions regarding eligibility, or would like to discuss the options for submitting an application, please don't hesitate to call

                Melissa Robbins, Housing Director           907-644-6603
                Isabel Velez, Housing Assistant                        907-644-6622
​                Erin Wilson, Deputy Director                             907-644-6614 
About the Program

Completed applications, including all required documentation, can be submitted using one of the following methods:

            Fax:  1-833-899-8155

How do I submit my application?
When does the Application period close?  September 1, 2021 
I already applied for this program using AHFC's online portal, can I still submit an application to AHA?
AHA does business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law and Americans with Disabilities Acts and provides equal housing opportunities as applicable.  

Aleutian Housing Authority (c) 2018-2021

ERA assistance can be for the payment of RA assistance can be for the payment of  

Rent and rental arrears;
Utilities and home energy costs and arrears; and
Other expenses related to housing and incurred due directly, or indirectly, to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications will be accepted until September 1, 2021, or until program funds are spent. Subject to available funds and program availability, the application period and houshold elgibility requirements may be expanded.

Applications will be processed as they are received and will be pooled for prioritization and selection every 15 calendars (approximately) throughout the duration of the program.  
Preference will be given to an eligible household with at least one family member (regardless of age) who is a Tribal member of one of our regional Tribes. 

Download Fillable Application Form
Downloadable Forms and Info  

Frequently Asked Questions about STATUS

AHA will be working with our local Tribal partners to ensure that applications are readily available.  Please contact one of our team members and they will be able to assist you. 
I don't have internet access.   No problem!

No.  AHA is working with AHFC to ensure that every eligible household in our region has access to these funds.  If you already submitted an application using their online portal, please continue to work with AHFC directly.  To check the status of your application, please viisit by clicking:

If you have any questions regarding their process, feel free to reach out to one of our team members for assistance
How do I know if I am eligible?

You are eligible for this program if:  

1.  You or a member of your household meets at least one of the following criteria:
    •Qualifies for or is currently receiving unemployment benefits.
    •Has been or is currently unemployed.
    •Has lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    •Has incurred significant costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    •Has directly or indirectly experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2.You or members of your household can demonstrate a risk of homelessness or housing instability. To do so, at least one of the following statements must be true:
    •Has received a rental eviction notice.
    •Has received past-due rent or utility notice(s).
    •Is at an increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 due to overcrowding. 
    •Is delaying the purchase of essential goods/services to pay rent or utilities.
    •Is relying on credit cards or payday lenders to pay for rent or utilities.
    •Is depleting savings rather than wages to pay for rent or utilities.

3.Your household income is at or below 80 percent of the area median income (based on household size and the community you live in). See income limits below:

Aleutians East

Mail:     ATTN:  ERA Program
              Aleutian Housing Authority
              520 E 32nd Anvenue
              Anchorage, AK  99503

If you live:  
Akutan - Cold Bay - False Pass
King Cove - Nelson Lagoon
Aleutians West

If you live:  
Adak - Atka - Nikolski
St. George - St. Paul - Unalaska