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.
Collaboration Leads to more Teacher, Health Professional and Public Safety Housing in Five Alaskan Communities - Posted April 1, 2020
Twenty eight rental units will be constructed or rehabilitated for targeted professions that include teachers, nurses or other medical personnel, and public safety officers to fill a void in the housing stock in five Alaska communities.
Responding to Homebuyer Habits Online Are Priorities for Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Posted April 1, 2020
Buying a home in Alaska will be less complicated with modernized names for Alaska Housing Finance Corporation loans and free online resources that provide how-to information about budgeting for a future mortgage and home features that save money.
Betty's Energy Corner: Long-time AHFC staff honored with national accolades - Posted April 1, 2020
Congratulations to AHFC’s Weatherization Program Manager Mimi Burbage! Mimi was recently awarded the Jean Diggs Award for weatherization advocacy from National Association of State Community Services Program at their conference in Washington DC.
Collaboration Leads to more Teacher, Health Professional and Public Safety Housing in Five Alaskan Communities - Posted March 4, 2020
Twenty eight rental units will be constructed or rehabilitated for targeted professions that include teachers, nurses or other medical personnel, and public safety officers to fill a void in the housing stock in five Alaska communities. The 2020 grants totaling $2.17 million, coupled with $500,000 from the Denali Commission are expected to provide an economic impact to the state of more than $10.3 million...
Alaska Housing releases annual report, $46 million dividend - Posted February 19, 2020
Highlighted accomplishments include: $45.6 million dividend, an increase of $6.6 million compared to the previous year; Value of mortgage portfolio up 6% to $3.4 billion, bond portfolio increased 6% to $2.4 billion...
Standing Strong Together - Posted February 4, 2020
The earth shook, the federal government shutdown and at the end of fiscal year 2019, wildfires ravaged parts of the state. It was a year not to be forgotten. The earthquake affected families in 41 homes financed by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation with 13 properties severely damaged. Our mortgage department worked tirelessly with each and every family whose home was damaged by the earthquake...
‘Hand up’ for Fairbanks mother leads to homeownership - Posted February 4, 2020
Pregnant with twins and with eight months of sobriety under her belt, Jennifer was looking for a stable home to raise her babies in Fairbanks. She needed a way to pay rent and save money; she signed up for affordable housing with Alaska Housing. Stability in housing provided by Alaska Housing plus lots of hard work allowed Jennifer to move through the ranks at the company where she was working...
$12 Million in Housing Grants and Tax Credits awarded for Low Income Families and Seniors - Posted February 4, 2020
2020 Greater Opportunities for Affordable Living grants and tax credit have been selected by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and will be awarded across the state. Eight affordable housing projects in Wasilla, Petersburg, Eagle River, Homer, Kenai, and Anchorage were awarded a total of $12 million to project sponsors for affordable rental and supportive housing...
Responding to Homebuyer Habits Online Are Priorities for Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Posted January 30, 2020
Buying a home in Alaska will be less complicated with modernized names for Alaska Housing Finance Corporation loans and free online resources that provide how-to information about budgeting for a future mortgage and home features that save money...
Trump Administration Announces Continued decline in Veteran Homelessness - Posted November 14, 2019
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported today that there was a decline in the number of homeless veterans in Alaska, Idaho and Washington state between the point-in-time counts conducted by HUD-funded local Continuums of Care in January 2018 and in January 2019...
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Awarded HUD Funds to Help Young People Aging-Out of Foster Care Avoid Homelessness - Posted November 14, 2019
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has announced that the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is among the first 11 public housing authorities nationwide that have been approved to participate in HUD’s Foster Youth to Independence initiative...
Data Provides Efficiencies - Posted October 15, 2019
Alaska Housing created the open-source Building Monitoring System known as BMON that measures real-time energy use to provide a summary of building operational performance. Energy use of Alaska Housing properties, including its headquarters, are managed by the system and data is provided publicly. With a click of a button, Alaska Housing can review energy-use trends and identify signs of potential problems in heat and electric supplies across its senior and public housing units.
Shelters Prepare for Winter - Posted October 15, 2019
Shelters around the state prepare for families in need during the colder months The Emergency Cold Weather Shelter System has opened in Anchorage. Families seeking shelter are encouraged to dial 2-1-1, an Alaska-specific helpline that connects Alaskans with services, providers and other resources in their community.
3 Things Every Homeowner Should Do This Fall - Posted October 15, 2019
Leaves are falling and temperatures are dropping. Take this opportunity to look around your home and make sure you’re winter ready.
Youth Take Energy Pledge Statewide - Posted October 15, 2019
Many Alaskans simply pay electric bills each month without a second thought as to which appliances are eating up the most electricity. A lesson in energy efficiency and learning how to calculate the cost of electricity for everyday appliances could help lower monthly bills.