Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.


Weatherization workers build a wheel-chair ramp in Quinhagak as a part of the Home Modifications program. Photo by Charlie Ess

Weatherization workers build a wheel-chair ramp in Quinhagak as a part of the Home Modifications program. Photo by Charlie Ess

RurAL CAP provides weatherization services to homes in northern and western Alaska, Juneau and Anchorage. Weatherization is the Planning and Construction Division’s longest-standing program. The focus of weatherization is to increase the energy-efficiency, safety, comfort and life expectancy of the homes. A customized assessment is made of each home to determine what improvements will best meet these goals.

Typical improvements include the caulking and sealing of windows and doors, adding insulation to walls, floors and ceilings, and improving the efficiency of heating systems. By making homes more energy-efficient, families spend less for heating, freeing up more household income for other basic necessities, expenditures which help support local economies.

2017-18 Weatherization Communities

Southcentral Region

  • Anchorage

Southeast Region

  • Juneau

Northwest Arctic Region

  • Kotzebue

Bering Straits Region

  • Nome

Western Wade Hampton Region

  • Mountain Village

Western Bethel Region

  • Quinhagak
2016 Weatherization Communities
Mountain Village
Stony River


RurAL CAP manages a state program administered by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation that offers free weatherization services for low and middle-income residents in western and northern Alaska, the Municipality of Anchorage and the City and Borough of Juneau. An Anchorage family of four with income up to $84,900 qualifies.

Weatherization will save you money, improve the energy-efficiency, safety, comfort, air quality, and life expectancy of your home at no cost to you!

Common improvements include, but are not limited to:

  • Insulating attics, crawl spaces, and ceilings
  • Proper ventilation to improve air quality
  • Improving heating system efficiency
  • Installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Air sealing and caulking

Find out more about weatherization in your area by clicking on the Weatherization offices (at right) or by contacting us at:

equalhousinglogosmRurAL CAP’s Anchorage Weatherization Program
731 East 8th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 279-2511 phone
(907) 865-7294 fax

For questions about weatherization services in Alaska that you cannot locate within this website, please visit the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s website for listings of weatherization agencies across the state or see our listing of weatherization agencies and regional housing authorities by clicking here.