Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.

Senior Access Program

WHO: The Senior Housing Accessibility Modification Program assists low to moderate income households with seniors age 55 + with home accessibility. The program is available to homeowners, renters and individuals living in small state-licensed assisted living facilities having 5 or fewer beds. Dwellings can include; single family homes, cabins, mobile or manufactured homes, condominiums and multifamily dwellings.

WHAT: The primary goal of the Senior Access Program is to make modifications to existing housing for the purpose of increasing accessibility to allow current resident seniors to remain safely at home for as long as possible. The program is grant authorized by the State of Alaska, funded by Alaska Housing Finance Cooperation (AHFC) and is administered by RurAL CAP. Home modifications may include when justified, as funding allows, a stairway modification (stair or chair lift), ramp installation or modification, widened doorways/hallways, and/or installation of permanent fixtures, appliances or technological features.

COSTS? There is NO COST to you to participate in the program, however only low and moderate income households will qualify. Income is based on that of each member of the household’s earned and unearned income. Applicants living in state-licensed assisted living home must apply as individuals and are considered a household of 1.

PRIORITY STATUS is based on a first come, first serve bases with individuals who have a completed application within the given grant year timeline. Once capacity has been reached, applicants will go on the waitlist for the following grant program year.