Alaska Ranks 2nd to Last in Census Count - Posted August 6, 2020
The 2020 Census will determine every state’s congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data impacting communities for the next 10 years, including education, public health, transportation, neighborhood improvements. Make sure you complete your census.
Cruising Car Show Delights Seniors - Posted August 5, 2020
On July 23rd, residents watched inside from their windows and distanced outside as of parade of classic Corvettes from the Anchorage Corvette Association cruised past the buildings providing relief for cooped up seniors.
Home Fire Prevention and Safety Tips - Posted July 15, 2020
It’s important to know how to prevent fires and be prepared in the event of a home fire to protect yourself and loved ones.
All Qualified Relief Applicants to Receive It - Posted July 1, 2020
Anchorage, Alaska, June 30, 2020 – Up to $1,200 in mortgage and rent relief was made available to eligible Alaskans through the federal CARES Act in response to COVID-19 hardship. Applications were accepted by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation from across the state for a two-week period from June 15-26, 2020.
Alaska Housing Relief Deadline Nears - Posted June 24, 2020
Alaskans who lost income have about 48-hours left to apply for up to $1,200 in mortgage and rent relief that was made possible through the federal CARES Act responding to COVID-19 hardship. AlaskaHousingRelief.org accepts applications until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020.
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.