Juneau Affordable Housing Fund

The City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) created the Juneau Affordable Housing Fund (JAHF) to promote the creation of affordable housing in the Capital City. On July 19, 2010, the CBJ Assembly passed an ordinance that steered $400,000 into the JAHF to begin funding local projects that promote and provide affordable housing in Juneau.

In 2012, CBJ received $90,000 through a State of Alaska legislative grant for use through the Fund. In 2015, the CBJ Accessory Apartment Incentive Grant Program was created and provides $6000 in grant funding for homeowners that add an accessory apartment to their home. In 2016, CBJ partnered with True North Federal Credit Union to create a program that offers low interest loans to qualified residents for use as down payment assistance for a mobile home.

In 2017, the CBJ Assembly recommended and CBJ voters approved $2 million of the 1% Special Sales Tax renewal funds to go into the JAHF over five years (FY19-FY23). In 2018, the Assembly continued the CBJ Accessory Apartment Incentive Grant Program to be used for a five year period or until funds are expended.

For more information, contact Chief Housing Officer Scott Ciambor at (907) 586-0220 or by email at scott.ciambor@juneau.org.