AHFC Invites New Rent Relief Applications - Posted September 13, 2021
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) is accepting applications for a new Alaska Housing Rent Relief period beginning Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2021, and closing Oct. 1, 2021, providing up to three months of rent relief to eligible applicants who meet the federal requirements. The program, a new segment of the federal COVID-19 relief package passed at year-end 2020, offers protection for renters/tenants vulnerable to eviction by providing direct rent relief payments to qualifying landlords and utility companies.
New Rent Relief Application Period Open - Posted September 13, 2021
AHFC is accepting applications beginning Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2021, and closing Oct. 1, 2021, providing up to three months of rent relief to eligible applicants who meet the federal requirements. AHFC is dedicated to providing an accessible process to quickly assist people in our statewide communities who may be dealing with anxieties associated with job loss as a result of the pandemic.
Military Facility Zone Lending: Exclusive to North Pole - Posted September 10, 2021
Answering the call to serve military families moving to the North Pole-Fairbanks area, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation today announces a new loan available to investors wishing to finance two-to-four unit residences in Alaska’s designated Military Facility Zone.
Alaska Well-Positioned for End of Eviction Moratorium - Posted September 1, 2021
With an established and streamlined rent and mortgage relief assistance program firmly in place, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is poised to efficiently move forward and address concerns raised by the recent Supreme Court ruling ending the eviction moratorium.
Alaska’s Rent Relief Assistance Program Reaches Milestone Providing $100+ Million to 46,000 Residents - Posted August 17, 2021
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, working collaboratively with statewide nonprofit partners immersed in homelessness prevention, has distributed more than $100 million in Alaska Housing Rent Relief assistance to 18,087 households totaling 46,708 residents.
Back To The Future: 50 Years of Opening Doors for Alaskans - Posted August 17, 2021
Alaska Housing celebrates 50 years of serving the people of Alaska with everything from mortgages, public housing, energy efficiency expertise, support for those who are homeless, and more. Learn about our history through an interactive timeline that showcases five decades of Alaska Housing milestones.
Student Summer Scholarships Take Center Stage - Posted August 10, 2021
For more than a decade, Alaska Housing has helped more than 1,000 young Alaskans attend a summer camp, take part in an activity, or participate in a sport of their choosing through the Youth Summer Camp and Activities Scholarship. Read about one young Alaskan's experience!
All Alaska Housing Rent Relief Applicants Contacted - Posted August 2, 2021
While the federal eviction moratorium expired on Saturday, July 31, 2021 Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has contacted all 30,000 applicants in Alaska Housing Rent Relief, reviewed all requests for past-due rent and paid $85.2 million.
Guidance On Rental Evictions As Moratorium Ends - Posted July 30, 2021
The eviction moratorium enacted through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 expires on July 31, 2021. Get up-to-date information for both renters and landlords, including guidance on eviction, information about legal rights & aid, and resources for those with immediate need. Find out today what steps you can take to keep your housing secure.
Southeast mortgage originators take top honors with Alaska Housing - Posted July 27, 2021
Three of First Bank’s mortgage originators received top honors for production in Southeast Alaska from Alaska Housing Finance Corporation for its fiscal year 2021.
Cultivating Connection in Fairbanks - Posted July 19, 2021
On June 8, 2021 Calypso Farm and Wild Rose Farm donated starter plants and seeds to residents. Wild Rose Farm shared and demonstrated gardening tips and tricks to help Southhall Manor’s garden grow and flourish.
Alaska Leads Nation In Distribution of Rent Relief - Posted July 12, 2021
Alaska Housing Rent Relief has helped tens of thousands of Alaskan renters keep their housing secure by distributing millions in federal emergency rental assistance. Learn more about the status of this program, including the number of applications received and total funds distributed.
Eviction Ban Extended for Renters Until July 31, 2021 - Posted June 24, 2021
The Biden administration extended an order to temporarily halt rental evictions, allowing eligible tenants to stay in their housing through July 31, 2021. Renters will find details about qualifying for eviction protection, how to inform their landlord, and opportunities for assistance with rent. Property owners will learn how the eviction protection impacts them, advice on how to continue receiving rental payments, and more.
An Update On Alaska's Housing Market: Delinquencies and Foreclosures; Sales and Inventory - Posted June 8, 2021
While many families are struggling to keep up with mortgage payments, Alaskan homeowners have proven less likely to face foreclosure than the rest of the country. And with home prices hitting record highs, home sales are still on the rise. Learn why in this update on Alaska's housing market.
Apply for Emergency Broadband Internet Assistance - Posted May 13, 2021
Do you need help paying for your internet service? Apply now for the FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit, which provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
New Education Scholarships up to $2,500 - Posted May 3, 2021
AHFC encourages families to advance their career goals through an Education Scholarship. Successful applicants can receive assistance up to $2,500 to help them achieve a variety of career goals — from technical training to college tuition.
Youth Summer Camp & Activity Scholarships - Posted April 26, 2021
AHFC is celebrating our 10th anniversary offering this scholarship, with awards of up to $500.00 per youth. From swim lessons, to computer camps, to outdoor adventure trips, there are opportunities for all interests and abilities. What have you always dreamed of doing? Apply today and let’s see if we can make it happen!
Applications Accepted for Voucher program that Injects $30 Million Annually into Private Housing Sector Deadline is April 30, 2021 - Posted April 1, 2021
The federally funded Housing Choice Voucher program that provides housing options for eligible families and a steady income stream for participating landlords is accepting applications for the Anchorage waiting list through April 30.
Apply for Anchorage Housing Choice Vouchers - Posted April 1, 2021
Housing Choice Vouchers help eligible low-income Alaskans lease rentals in the private rental market, and the waiting list for vouchers in the Anchorage area is now open! Learn more about your eligibility, the application process, and how a voucher may help you secure rental housing.
$200 Million in New Rent & Mortgage Relief - Posted March 19, 2021
Congress recently passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 which includes funds to help families struggling to pay their rent or mortgage and to provide immediate and direct housing relief. While the previous funds were only available to renters, the American Rescue Plan is a new federal program that will distribute over $200 million in additional housing relief to renters and homeowners.