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The collaboration between the Association of Alaska Housing Authorities (AAHA) and Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) has benefited countless individuals across the state. That partnership was especially evident in Alaska Housing Rent Relief and has strengthened the bond between the two organizations.
A Story of Tenacity - Posted November 29, 2022
Robert battled alcohol and drug use, served time in prison, and battled depression, anxiety and insomnia. Eventually, he recognized the need to change the way he was living. Robert used resources available to him, including Alaska Housing Rent Relief, to help forge a new future.
Homebuying Myths: The 20% Down Payment - Posted November 18, 2022
There are many myths out there about buying a home. One of the most common is that you need a 20% down payment to get a loan. Get the facts behind the myths.
Housing Rental Market Facing Challenges - Posted November 16, 2022
The housing rental market has been challenging for people across the United States, including Alaska, due to a variety of factors.
Younger Generations Lead in Home Loans - Posted November 8, 2022
Millennials have been the generation seeking the most AHFC home loans for the past five years. Now a younger generation is starting to make its presence felt, as the number of Gen Z primary borrowers is increasing rapidly.
Tumbling Toward a Dream - Posted November 4, 2022
Two young gymnasts benefit from Alaska Housing's Youth Summer Camp & Activity Scholarship.
Rent Relief Technology Makes an Impact - Posted November 2, 2022
Alaska Housing's innovative use of technology helped get rental assistance quickly to Alaskans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Helping Out First-Time Renters - Posted November 1, 2022
For someone renting for the first time, it can be an exciting but nerve-wracking experience. Landlords can help ease the transition with a few simple steps.
Appreciation for Homebuyer Education - Posted October 28, 2022
What do people most appreciate about Alaska Housing's free homebuyer education courses? Participants provide insights into what they learned about the homebuying process.
Working Together to Help Those in Need - Posted October 18, 2022
For more than 20 years, Jessica Stossel has been helping to improve lives for Fairbanks residents through her work at the Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living. Partnerships with organizations like Alaska Housing are playing an important role in assisting some of the community's most vulnerable residents.
Rising interest rates and their impact is a big topic for Alaska homeowners and those looking to enter the housing market. Now, the most recent energy ratings -- if they exist -- for single family homes for sale are readily accessible to real estate professionals and appraisers, empowering their borrowers to save money and make more educated purchasing decisions. Alaska Multiple Listing Service has integrated its database of homes for sale with Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s Alaska Retrofit Information Systems database, commonly known as ARIS.
Recognizing the need to help Alaska's homeless population, AHFC developed an innovative Housing Stabilization and Recovery program with federal Emergency Rental Assistance funds.
The designation means borrowers can take advantage of Alaska Housing's Military Facility Zone Program, which will allow increased financing opportunities for investors building residences in the area.
Juneau has seen significant success with Alaska Housing Stabilization and Recovery since the program began in February 2022, thanks to the collaboration between Alaska Housing and nonprofit organizations in the city.
Finding Happiness in Helping Others - Posted October 5, 2022
Once a participant in Alaska Housing programs, Sammie Wright now helps others find life-changing resources as an AHFC employee.
Funds Boost Weatherization Program - Posted September 30, 2022
Alaska Weatherization Assistance, which is intended to help low-income households reduce utility costs and meet vital needs, recently received an $18 million commitment from the federal government.
Alaska Housing was recognized nationally for its work in helping Alaskans facing homelessness. Alaska Housing Stabilization and Recovery was cited by the Council of State Community Development Agencies for providing assistance to Alaska residents.
Helping Tenants Get a New Start - Posted September 28, 2022
Alyssa is the third generation working in her family's property rental business in Fairbanks. One of the things she appreciates most about her work is being able to offer some tenants a fresh start.
Opening of Ch'bala Corners Celebrated - Posted September 22, 2022
The Cook Inlet Housing Authority recently held a grand opening ceremony for its new affordable housing property, Ch'bala Corners, in Anchorage.
Alaska Innovation Delivers for Homeowners - Posted September 21, 2022
Alaska has a history of taking care of its own, doing things differently, and tackling challenges head-on. This attribute was a game-changer when Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance funds were ready to be distributed.