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The Association of Alaska Housing Authorities' (AAHA) membership includes fourteen regional housing authorities and the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation. AAHA provides unified state and federal legislative advocacy, affordable housing development and funding information, and training and technical assistance, all in an effort to increase the supply of safe, sanitary and affordable housing and community development in the state of Alaska.
Alaska's regional housing authorities play a key role in increasing the supply of quality, affordable housing. They build, renovate and weatherize homes, provide assistance in purchasing a home, offer renter and homebuyer education, develop infrastructure for housing development, build community facilities and provide employment for thousands of Alaskans each year.
AAHA is seeking an independent, self-motivated and organized Rural Housing Coordinator (RHC) located in Kotzebue or Utqiagvik. The Rural Housing Coordinator will work with communities and statewide partners to identify relevant community-based needs and potential solutions to address housing and homelessness within rural Alaskan communities. The RHC will: improve data collection regarding overcrowding and/or substandard living conditions; connect communities with funding opportunities to improve resources for low-income Alaskans or Alaskan families living in extreme overcrowding situations; and, document best practices of community/regional systems that can be shared/transferrable to other regions. The salary is negotiable and although the location of the position is flexible (Kotzebue or Utqiagvik) the position will include significant travel.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree is preferred; High School Diploma and a valid Alaska Driver’s License is required. A minimum of five years of experience required, preferably in a community or tribal engagement/advocacy role. Applicants must have knowledge of community and regional structures in Rural Alaska and experience working with Alaska Native communities, cultures and customs.
Free On-site Technical Assistance and Training is Available for IHBG Recipients
The Association and its partners are pleased to announce the reception of an award to deliver free training and free on-site technical assistance to Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) recipients in Alaska. For a list of upcoming training events, please click here.