RurAL CAP’s housing programs address the physical, mental, and financial needs of individuals and families. Our services fall under Homeless, Housing, & Shelter Services; Homeownership; and Home Improvement.
Homeless, Housing, & Shelter Services
Through homeless and housing services, we support individuals and families in accessing and maintaining safe and affordable housing statewide.
We are a leader in preserving multi-family rental housing in Anchorage through our Affordable Housing program for low-income and special needs households including those with limited credit and/or rental history.
Our Supportive Housing facilities provide housing and resources for maximizing economic and human potential by addressing the commonly interrelated challenges of homelessness, disability, unemployment, mental illness, and alcohol/substance abuse. Specialized medical, social, and employment services are available on-site and based upon the principles of self-advocacy and skill building as pathways to permanent housing and recovery.
Serving as a bridge between service providers and individuals living on the streets of Anchorage, we provide Homeless Outreach to maximize their access to resources.
Bay Haven Women's Domestic Violence Shelter
We recently opened a women’s shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Hooper Bay. Bay Haven is a trauma-informed and culturally relevant shelter facility that provides services for those residing in Hooper Bay and the surrounding villages of Chevak and Scammon Bay.
We increase access to affordable housing for low-income individuals and families through Mutual Self Help Housing and Certified Loan Packaging.
Mutual Self-Help Housing Program
Our Mutual Self-Help Housing program provides low-income families with the opportunity to participate in the construction of their single-family homes, earning sweat equity in return for a cost-effective mortgage loan.
Certified Loan Packaging
We are certified to work with rural communities and families in Alaska to package United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) 502 Direct Mortgage Loans. Our affordable credit counseling service helps clients work toward being eligible for the mortgage loan they need to build or buy their home.
Our Home Improvement programs enhance the efficiency and accessibility of homes for low-income Alaskans statewide. Prioritizing health and safety, we implement Weatherization, Home Modifications and Upgrades, Mobile Home Repair, and Senior Access.
Weatherization increases home energy efficiency through various improvements at no charge in Juneau, Anchorage, and northern and western Alaska.
Home Modification & Upgrades
We complete modifications and upgrades to the homes of individuals living with physical disabilities in order to improve the residents’ quality of life.
Mobile Home Repair
Our Mobile Home Repair program improves the safety of mobile homes, owned by low-income families.
We modify the homes of low-income individuals age 55 and older, allowing current resident seniors to remain safely at home for as long as possible.