TNHA does not have an emergency housing program. There are instances, due to extraordinary circumstances, in which a waiver can be obtained to bypass the waitlist in a given program. These are usually due to a catastrophic event, like a home lost to fire.
TNHA does not have a home repair program for the general public. Homebuyers currently in TNHA programs are responsible for their own home maintenance. Within certain program limits, TNHA will conduct repairs at the homebuyer’s expense or within a funded upgrade project. TNHA rental units are maintained by TNHA.
Waitlists can change daily. The 2-bedroom Market-Based program waitlist has had in excess of 40 families. In the Low Rent Program for Low-Income Native families, the waitlist can be 1 to 20 families, depending on bedroom size. Families drop off of the waitlists by finding other housing, no longer meeting eligibility requirements, or moving off-Slope. Apply and timely update your application for best results.
TNHA’s programs are federally funded through HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) with very strict guidelines. Unfortunately, there is no flexibility outside of HUD rules or TNHA would be at risk of losing funding.
Contact the North Slope Borough Housing Department at (907) 852-0203 for more information on housing assistance offered through the borough.
TNHA performs a background check on all adult applicants. There are guidelines followed for eligibility with many factors considered. Much depends on these factors.