Juneau Affordable Housing Commission

 

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History & Mission

On December 2, 2006, the Assembly held an Affordable Housing Summit in a joint meeting of the CBJ Assembly, Planning Commission, and the Affordable Housing Coalition. As an outcome of that Housing Summit, the Assembly adopted Resolution 2390 creating the Juneau Affordable Housing Commission. The Commission was established for a three-year period beginning January 2007 to make recommendations to the CBJ Assembly, through the Lands Committee, on all aspects of affordable housing. The Commission became a continuing CBJ Commission on November 23, 2009 with Resolution 2506 which repealed Resolution 2390.

 

Commissioners

The following is a list of the commissioners and liaisons to the commission:

  • Margaret O'Neal, Chair Mandy O'Neal Cole
    Wayne Coogan, Vice-Chair Tamara Rowcroft
      Russ McDougal
    Dave Hanna
    CBJ Liaisons: Kathleen Strasbaugh
    Assemblymember Norton Gregory Honey Bee Anderson
    Chief Housing Officer Scott Ciambor Frank Bergstrom

Comments for the commission should be directed to Scott Ciambor, Chief Housing Officer at Scott.Ciambor@juneau.org, via phone at 586-0220.

 

Meetings

Meetings are scheduled for the first Tuesday of every month at 5:15 p.m. in City Hall, Conference Room #224.  The public is welcome to attend these meetings. .

 

Hot Topics

City and Borough of Juneau Housing Action Plan

Housing Action Plan (Full Report)

 

Housing Programs

CBJ Mobile Home Down Payment Assistance Program

CBJ has partnered with True North Federal Credit Union (TNFCU) to create a program that will provide low interest loans to qualified residents for up to 50% of the down payment.  Residents must be able to match the other 50%. Loans will be available at 1% interest and are not to exceed $10,000. The borrower will have up to five (5) years to pay back the loan.

For more details on the program, please contact True North at (907) 523-4710.

 

CBJ Homeowner Accessory Apartment Incentive Grant Program

The Accessory Apartment Incentive Grant program provides $6,000 in grant funding for homeowners to add an accessory apartment to their home.

CBJ Homeowner Accessory Apartment Incentive Grant Program

 

Homeless Data

Annual HUD Point in Time Homeless Count Data

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night each January. In 2016, PIT data for the State of Alaska began to be broken out by community, including Juneau. Data quality is improving each year with the addition of a Tableau Public map of the PIT in Alaska

 

Project Homeless Connect Data - Juneau

Project Homeless Connect is a local event that connects the communities' most vulnerable residents with resources including housing applications, healthcare, haircuts, ID's, and many other services.  The Juneau Coalition on Housing and Homelessness times this event to coincide with the the Annual Point In Time Count in order to engage with as many residents as possible on that day. Note: The data below is for the PHC event only -- and is one part of the overall PIT Count.

 

Items of Interest

Juneau Affordable Housing Needs Assessment 2012

Juneau Affordable Housing Needs Assessment 2010

2013 Juneau Affordable Housing Commission Priority/Task List

Switzer Lands Development Study

Pederson Hill Land Development Study

Juneau Affordable Housing Fund