Technical Assistance for Affordable and Accessible Housing Focus Area

Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP), Karluk Manor Housing First Program (2009-2010)
In 2010, Agnew::Beck assisted RurAL CAP in program design, operations plan, feasibility analysis, and a pro forma to secure a $4 million dollar grant through the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s Special Needs Housing grant program for RurAL CAP. Funding was secured for the acquisition and rehabilitation of a 56-unit building to provide permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals with disabilities. The grant award included $1.8 million in capital funding and over $2 million for housing operations and project-based vouchers for a three-year period. Following the rehabilitation of the building, the project included 48 units of supportive housing with rental subsidy for 35 units. Partners for the project included the applicant organization, the State of Alaska Division of Behavioral Health’s Supportive Housing Program Coordinator, Barnes Architect, and Agnew::Beck Consulting. Melissa Rodriguez, Senior Associate with Agnew::Beck, was the project lead and responsible for leading project meetings, developing the grant writing timeline, drafting the narrative, collecting and organizing the required attachments, assembling the grant package and submitting the grant.

Tundra Women’s Coalition Shelter (2006)
Through this contract, Agnew::Beck helped the Tundra Women’s Coalition in Bethel raise approximately $7 million to complete the design and construction of a replacement domestic violence shelter and transitional housing units in Bethel, Alaska.