We wanted to take a moment to extend a very special "thank you" to all of the THRHA field crews performing maintenance, weatherization projects, NAHASDA rehabilitation projects and much, much more. There are more than 50 hard working men and women throughout the 13 represented communities of Southeast Alaska working hard to create safe, energy efficient homes for Alaskans.
Check out a special message from the CEO to our field crews by clicking the link HERE.
Happy 2013 to everyone. Of course this is that special time of the year where we make new promises to ourselves, set amazing goals and resolutions. How about some easy-to-do energy saving resolutions that can put a little bit more money back in your own pocket? Check out these energy saving tips and tricks HERE
During the fall of 2012, THRHA shifted the way we handled vacancies from the cumbersome waiting list process to a new method of apply per vacancy. This means that as each new vacancy comes available, you can apply for that specific vacancy. The benefits for this are a faster application process and a shorter determination and evaluation timeframe, which translates to moving families into our homes much faster than ever before.
We're still continuing to offer a variety of low income rentals, fair market rentals, home ownership and assistance programs for individuals and families in Southeast Alaska. Click below to view our Vacancy Listings or to download our form-fillable applications in Adobe Acrobat format.
Hi everyone, the 2012/2013 HAS or Energy Assistance Program is in full swing. Contact us and fill out the application today to see if your eligible for assistance with your heating, electricity or other expenses related to your home. LIHEAP or Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program along with CITGO make up the huge program which THRHA uses to help all qualifying Southeast Alaskans.
Due to the popularity of this program, the application process is very intestive for us at THRHA since we literally have thousands of Southeast Alaskans applying for heating assistance. As a result, we encourage you to read the application carefully, review the checklist and make sure you provide all information and attachments that we require so we can assist you as fast as possible. Click HERE to learn more about the program and apply.
Workshop presenter, Dr. Brian Hirsch is a Project Leader for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs Alaska Initiative, working with Alaska Native Tribes on development of local energy resources. There are three main workshops to be held in Angoon, Hoonah and Yakutat to bring the tribes of SE. Alaska together to have focused discussions on real energy alternatives.
You can view the flier to learn more about workshop dates and locations, and tribal partners HERE.
It's no surprise that Southeast Alaska experiences earthquakes just like every place else along the Pacific Rim, but what might surprise you is just how many we actually do receive and how often we receive them. According to the AK Seismic Hazards Safety Commission, Alaska is one of the most seismically active regions on the planet hosting more earthquakes than any other region in the U.S. At the time of this publishing, Southeast Alaska already was host to 5 quakes within the last 24 hours with the largest being a magnitude 5.62.
So how prepared are you? Earthquakes can not only generate devastating Tsunamis, but can disrupt access to vital power, water and medical needs. Here are some important links to help get you information that you need to stay informed and better prepare yourself iPhone/iPad and Android tablet users, there are free Apps you can download for our region to keep you updated on emergency alerts.
Alaska Earthquake Information Center
Earthquake Preparedness Guide