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The commission's nine members, Republican and Democrats, were appointed by President Obama and the majority and minority leaders of both houses of Congress. They worked as volunteers, had no offices and spent most of Although Alaska has 229 of the

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Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) has announced its 2014 Greater Opportunities for Affordable Living (GOAL) grants and tax credits, totaling $33.2 million and benefiting five communities across the state. The projects will develop or upgrade a

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including guaranteeing a developer's profits. House Finance Committee member Rep. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, tried to salvage the project's credibility by introducing a bill transferring the project to the well-regarded Alaska Housing Finance

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Fueled by soaring stock market, Alaska's net worth climbs to $103000 per person In addition, the state has roughly another $10 billion in net assets here and there, in its general fund and in things like the Alaska Housing Finance Corp. with $1.5 billion in equity and in the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority with

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - "Unpacking"

The US is relocating an entire town because of climate change. And this is just the beginning

The water has been inching closer to Rita Falgout’s house, lapping at the edges of her front yard. Her home is one of 29 in Isle de Jean Charles , a narrow island in the bayous of southeastern Louisiana that is slowly sinking into the Gulf of Mexico. The island, home to members of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw and the United Houma Nation tribes, is reached by a lone road that passes through the marshland with water on either side. Since 1955, the island has lost 98% of its land .

“Now there’s just a little strip of land left,” Falgout, 81, tells Quartz. “That’s all we have. There’s water all around us.” She’s one of just 100 people who lives in Isle de Jean Charles. Few outside know or care what’s going on there. “I’m anxious to go,” she says.

On the other side of the US, a small village of approximately 350 people on the Ninglick river on the western edge of Alaska faces similar troubles ahead. In Newtok, rising seas and melting permafrost caused by climate change have meant the Ninglick is gradually eroding the land. “They see the river bearing down on them. They all accept it, they all know they have to leave,” said Joel Neimeyer, the co-chair of the Denali Commission, a federal agency tasked with coordinating government assistance for coastal resilience in Alaska. “The river is coming at 70 feet a year. You can just take out a tape measure and measure it.

Growing senior population faces housing hurdles

On any given afternoon, the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center pulses with activity.

Inside the bright front lobby, people play card games, read, catch up with friends and family or exchange jokes with senior center staff. For 89-year-old Gloria Fierro and dozens of other Chugiak-Eagle River residents, the senior center is home.

Fierro moved in nearly a decade ago, transplanted to Chugiak from California.

“I went from the ridiculous to the sublime,” she said, laughing.

It was a Thursday afternoon in late May, and Fierro sat in an armchair in the lobby, waiting for a ride to the store. Much of her family still lives in California, she said, but she had a son who’d lived in Alaska for years. He convinced her to follow.

“I was already a widow, and as I got older, he thought I should be closer to him,” she said.

In Chugiak, she’s part of the fastest-growing senior population in the country.

Alaska’s per-capita senior population growth has led the nation for seven years and counting, according to the Alaska Commission on Aging’s FY 2016 annual report. Between 2004 and 2014, Alaska was one of only three states to see the number of residents age 65 and above increase by 50 percent or more.