Cook Inlet Housing Authority: Were trying to do something about the housing shortage


by Whitney LB Miller

ANCHORAGE - The crunch for housing in Anchorage is growing tighter by the minute. When it comes to affordable housing that pinch is even tighter.

The Cook Inlet Housing Authority tells Your Alaska Link that they are trying to do something about the shortage.

The municipality released a study that shows there is only a three percent vacancy rate within the city.

The housing company which owns at least a thousand properties in the cook inlet is now in the process of building more units and homes.

Sezy Gerow-Hanson says "were working along with developers private developers and public to create more housing of all price ranges; rentals and homes for sale."

"that's going to be what helps us, were trying to find solutions that make sense for everyone to spur that development to happen sooner rather than later before we really are in a crisis."

Wednesday the authority only had two vacancies for family housing.

At the end of April they will unveil 28 new units in Eagle River, Which they are currently accepting applications for now.

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