Kodiak Island Housing Authority has more than just affordable rentals, rental assistance, and elder housing. We also offer specialty programs. Some are ongoing and some are short-term due to funding availability. Current programs that provide unique assistance are listed below.

Life Builders Program


  • Must be 18 to 24 years old
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Must be willing to comply with program expectations
  • Must have a strong desire to engage in post-secondary education or training and work toward self-sufficiency

Homeowner Assistance Fund

The Homeowner Assistance Fund Program, or HAF Program, helps Alaska Native and American Indian homeowners in Kodiak who have been negatively affected by COVID-19 with eligible household expenses. This program is funded by U.S. Department of the Treasury via the American Rescue Plan Act enacted on March 11, 2021.


  • Must be enrolled in a federally-recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribe
  • Must live in the Kodiak region
  • Applicant must own and occupy the property as their primary residence
  • Must have experienced a Qualified Financial Hardship after January 21, 2020. (A reduction in income or an increase in living expenses due to COVID-19 pandemic.)
  • Must income qualify. Homeowners who make 150% or less of Kodiak’s Area Median Income may qualify.

Weatherization & Renovation Program


  • Must provide proof of enrollment in a federally-recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribe
  • Applicant must own and occupy the home as their primary residence.
  • Must make 80% or less of the Area Median Income as established by HUD. (Applicants over the age of 62 whose income is 80% to 100% of the AMI may qualify.)
  • Must agree to a deed of trust or other security for a period of 10 years if the work completed exceeds $15,000.