Apply Today for Interior Regional Housing Authority Homeowner Assistance
Are you a homeowner and enrolled tribal member struggling to pay your mortgage, utility or home-heating fuel bills as a result of COVID-19? If so, now is the time to check your eligibility and apply for Interior Regional Housing Authority Homeowner Assistance.
What is Interior Regional Housing Authority Homeowner Assistance?
IRHA Homeowner Assistance is federally funded by U.S. Treasury as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Designed to help homeowners avoid mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures, it may also aid in the prevention of past due property taxes and the loss of critical utilities. Assistance in paying for home-heating fuel may be available as well.
Approved payments will be distributed by IRHA and its partners directly to mortgage servicers, utility companies and vendors.
Am I Eligible?
Basic eligibility requirements are listed below. You can quickly and securely determine your eligibility at irha.org.
- You must be a homeowner and applying for aid in your primary residence. Enrolled tribal members who are homeowners and live in select regions that have IRHA as their Tribally Designated Housing Entity are eligible to apply.
- You must be able to demonstrate tribal enrollment.
- You must satisfy minimum federal and IRHA requirements:
- Have experienced a coronavirus-related financial hardship after Jan. 21, 2020.
- Not exceed the maximum household income as required by U.S. Treasury.
- At least one person per household must be directly or indirectly financially impacted by COVID-19.
- Demonstrated risk of housing instability or homelessness.
Friday, December 1, 2023 at 11:59 Alaska time
What if I Have Questions?
A list of frequently asked questions is available to help provide insights about the program and the process. Have a question not answered in the FAQs? Call 1-833-912-2452 toll free for assistance or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for this program but are in need of assistance, we encourage you to contact Alaska 2-1-1. This free, confidential resource can help you to locate assistance in your home community. Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221 or visit alaska211.org.