Is Your Rental Covered by the CARES Act? - Posted June 23, 2020
The Multifamily Housing Office has released a search tool that enables families to search for a property to see if it is assisted by HUD and thus, subject to the federal eviction moratorium.
Alaska Housing Relief During COVID-19 - Posted June 10, 2020
The Alaska Housing Relief program will help those Alaskans who are struggling to pay for their rent or mortgage for a month. $10 million has been set aside for relief. A dedicated website will help individuals determine whether their household qualifies for this one-time financial assistance that could mean up to $1,200 per household that will be paid to their landlord or mortgage servicer.
Celebrating 49 Years in the 49th State - Posted June 9, 2020
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation was born out of necessity. Lack of affordable housing for low- and moderate income Alaskans prompted the Legislature to pass what is now Alaska Statute 18.56.010, creating AHFC.
Up to $1,200 in Housing Relief for Alaskans - Posted June 8, 2020
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy and Alaska Housing Finance Corporation jointly announced today eligibility requirements and the process for Alaskans seeking financial relief from their rent and mortgage obligations.
Keep Your Social Circle Small - Posted June 7, 2020
As Alaska slowly reopens its economy and eases restrictions, some Alaskans are wondering how much socializing is reasonable if we hope to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Beware! Predators in Housing Situation - Posted June 4, 2020
U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder issued a warning on April 28 against predatory practices related to COVID-19 and housing. In a recent memorandum, Attorney General William Barr instructed every U.S. Attorney across the country to deploy all available enforcement tools against anyone who tries to capitalize on the current crisis by sexually harassing people in need of housing.
Fire Preparedness Tips and Prevention - Posted June 3, 2020
As we head into another potential summer fire season there is always a real threat of wildfires. It’s time to think about preparedness in the event of a wildfire.
HUD Strong Families Youth Art Competition - Posted May 26, 2020
Given that many remain under stay-at-home orders, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development wanted to help get young people up and moving to ease the boredom by doing something unique and creative. Consider painting, drawing, sketching, or photography, and enter the first ever HUD Public and Indian Housing Youth Art Competition!
Hans Hits the Ground Running for Housing - Posted May 14, 2020
Monday, May 5 was an important day for Hans Nelson. At exactly 8:15 a.m. he entered the Northwest Iñupiat Housing Authority building on Turf Street in Kotzebue.
Summer Jobs for Teens & Young Adults - Posted May 13, 2020
AHFC has a number of summer job opportunities for responsible teens or young adults between the ages of 16 and 22. Summer student hires have the opportunity to learn new skills including groundskeeping, building maintenance or office work.
5 Ideas for Family Fun While Hunkering Down - Posted May 8, 2020
Have you been itching to get outdoors Alaska? Here are some ideas to enjoy our beautiful state.
Essential Services Continue During COVID-19 - Posted May 8, 2020
While our doors remain physically closed due to COVID-19 for the foreseeable future, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation remains open for business. We provide essential services to Alaskans that include financing mortgage loans, administering public housing programs, responding to questions about energy efficiency, grants, tax credits and more.
Home Caulking Saves Energy and Looks Good - Posted April 28, 2020
Caulking is a low-cost project and something many people can do themselves to improve the look and energy efficiency of their home.
COVID-19 and Your Mortgage Payments - Posted April 27, 2020
These are unprecedented times, and many Alaska homeowners have questions about their mortgage. Should I keep paying my mortgage? What happens if I lost my job and can't afford my monthly payments? Can I postpone them? Who can help me? There's a lot of confusing information out there, so the experts at Alaska Housing prepared this article to guide Alaskans through the options.
Feeding the Hungry in Alaska - Posted April 22, 2020
Nearly 100,000 Alaskans struggle with hunger, and one in five children live in homes that may not have enough food, according to the Food Bank of Alaska. That's in normal circumstances. But we're living in extraordinary times, with COVID-19 shuttering businesses and leaving many Alaskans out of work or facing reduced hours. The threat of hunger is worse now.
Financial Resources and Your Housing - Posted April 21, 2020
We understand that these are unprecedented times, and many Alaska homeowners and renters have questions. This collection of resources can help you find ways to save money and to relieve debt.
Family and Youth Resources - Posted April 20, 2020
This collection of links and groups can help you find advice, activities, and other people to support your family and children during these uncertain times.
Receiving an Economic Impact Payment? - Posted April 13, 2020
The IRS has begun depositing Economic Impact Payments into people's bank accounts as part of the $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief package. To help Alaskans understand this program and any steps they may need to take, Alaska Housing offers this summary of the program.
COVID-19 Resources for Our Tenants - Posted April 5, 2020
AHFC has compiled our COVID-19 resources in one place. Find information on AHFC's operating hours, tenant policies and information on other programs here.
Resources for Your Health and Wellness - Posted April 4, 2020
Find resources for mental and emotional health, recovery resources, physical well-being, and food and nutrition — including food assistance programs.