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.
Learning at Home from Preschool to Adult - Posted April 4, 2020
Educational resources for preschool through adult, including free e-books, science experiments, movies etc.
Bryan Butcher on COVID-19 and Housing - Posted April 3, 2020
The spread of (COVID-19) coronavirus underscores the importance of us delivering on our mission to “provide Alaskans access to safe, quality and affordable housing.” I’m grateful for the partnership we share with you, whether you work in homeless prevention and treatment programs, as one of our landlords, an underwriter, at a government agency, as an Alaskan who trusts us as the investor in your loan, or as one of our employees.
Governor Fast-Tracks Homeless Funding - Posted April 3, 2020
On March 16, 2020 Governor Dunleavy signed HB 206 that included Homeless Assistance Program funding. Two days later, Alaska Housing’s Planning department sent grant agreements totaling $7.2 million to 35 nonprofit providers in 13 communities that provide emergency or transitional housing and/or services to prevent homelessness or rehouse those who have been displaced.
Take Homebuyer Education Classes at Home - Posted April 3, 2020
The in-person homebuyer education class, HomeChoiceTM, is cancelled for the foreseeable future but taught via webinar. Another alternative that’s perfect for home study is the online course Finally Home!
Steps We are Taking in Response to COVID-19 - Posted April 2, 2020
Physical access to all of our buildings is curtailed while the state and individual communities respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. No new appointments or walk-in traffic will be allowed until further notice or by exception.