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In rural areas individuals struggling without shelter often find haven inside the home of another family member or friend. Without a nonprofit shelter and in some of the most extreme climates on earth, families don’t have another choice.
Department of Revenue Commissioner Bruce Tangeman joined the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s seven-member board of directors in 2019. As a board director, Commissioner Tangeman uses his vast experience in finance and public and private sectors to contribute to Alaska Housing’s success...
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...
Leaves are falling and temperatures are dropping. Take this opportunity to look around your home and make sure you’re winter ready. Here are three easy items to check off your list...
Alaska Housing hasn’t had a presence at the Alaska State Fair for 20 years. That changed in August with the presence of the Loan Wizard. It’s an easy-to-use digital tool, developed by Alaska Housing, that assists borrowers and lenders to find what may be the right loan for a given situation...
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...
Signing of capital budget bill allows providers to deliver services to those in need. Responding to questions from homeless providers, advocacy organizations and philanthropic organizations across the state, the CEO/Executive Director of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation announces its plan...
Adam Crum serves as commissioner for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. He was born and raised in Alaska and has more than a decade of experience in the private sector...
Alaska Housing Outreach Specialist and instructor of HomeChoice™, Maria Celli, shares her top seven tips for savvy homebuyers...
Why an Alaska Housing Loan? - Posted July 31, 2019
Buying a new home can be like traveling through unknown terrain. Alaska Housing is a buyer’s navigator, outfitting her with homebuying tools such as competitive financing and comprehensive homebuyer education...
The federally funded Housing Choice Voucher program supports landlords with a monthly rental payment paid by Alaska Housing as well as a portion from their tenants...
Alaska Housing by the Numbers - Posted July 31, 2019
Alaska Housing provides mortgage financing, public housing, energy efficiency programs, senior housing, and other housing-related services, including administrator of federal housing tax credits. According to an analysis by UA’s Center for Economic Development, the corporation’s economic impact highlights for Fiscal Year 2018 include...
Alaska Housing's Role in the State - Posted July 31, 2019
As a state agency charged with responsibly administering corporate and federal dollars, I am proud of the work we do in public housing that both meets our mission and incentivizes families to work toward financial self-sufficiency, while also injecting nearly $3 million each month into the private sector...
Lottery will determine placement on affordable housing waitlist for low-income Alaskans. Landlords who accept the vouchers receive monthly rental payment directly from Alaska Housing as well as their tenant...
The State of Alaska has invested in the income-based Weatherization program. Since 2008 the Legislature has made more than $355 million available for energy efficiency in residential homes of low-income Alaskans...
Growth of Alaska’s senior population outpacing available living options. Anchorage's senior community is growing at triple the rate of the national average. Two new senior living facilities are being built in Anchorage to support Alaska’s fastest-growing population...
AHFC’s seven-member board of directors is comprised of three commissioners as well as four members from the public appointed by the Governor. Join us in welcoming...
Have Questions? Call Betty - Posted May 13, 2019
Betty Hall’s title is energy information specialist but it could be “librarian”. Hall is the sole staff to AHFC’s Research Information Center, RIC for short. If you need information connected to building science, she and RIC are invaluable...
The work that our staff does to improve the lives of thousands of Alaskans – whether through a first-time home loan, sparking ideas that result in energy efficiency at home, or providing support that keeps a young family out of homelessness – we know the work matters...