Calculate Income & Apply for Rent Relief

How To Verify Income Apply

Alaska Housing Rent Relief provides up to 12 months of rent and/or utility relief to eligible Alaskan renters who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The application period closes to new applications on March 5th, 2021. Learn how to calculate your income and check your eligibility today! 

How To Calculate Your Household Income

To qualify, there is a maximum household income level which varies, depending on where you live. You are asked you to provide your household income so that we can determine if you are eligible for rent and/or utility relief. The following sources are examples of what you should include when determining your income.

  • Wages, salaries, tips
  • Unemployment benefits (excluding COVID-related stimulus money)
  • Permanent Fund Dividends

You can also deduct certain expenses, such as college tuition and work expenses.

Not Absolutely Certain About Your Income? No Problem! 

We encourage you to calculate income information for your household to the best of your knowledge. The application is not an official tax document and you will have the opportunity to make adjustments if needed.

How To Check Your Income Eligibility

We have a simple eligibility checker that will show you if your household income meets the requirement. Just click the link below to get started — it takes less than 5 minutes! If you are qualified based on your income and a few other criteria, you will be guided through the application process.

The important thing is check your eligibility and start applying today. We'll help you with the details! Note: Deadline to apply was March 5, 2021.

What Happens After You Apply

After confirming your eligibility and completing your application, we will ask for supporting documentation to verify your income. You'll receive specific guidance on how to do this and what documents we need, but here are some examples: 

  • Recent Pay Stubs
  • IRS Form 1040, W-2, or 1099
  • 2020 Federal Tax Return
  • Bank Statements

Following the March 5th application deadline, completed applications will go into the verification process. At that time we will ask you for additional details and connect you with a relief specialist who will finalize your assistance. They will help you complete the application by gathering information about your current rental and utilities, any past-due amounts or future payment needs, and any additional documentation needed to complete your application. Once approved, your rent and/or utility relief payments will be made directly to your landlords and utility companies. 

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Editor's Note: Disabled links that led to 'check your eligibility', as the deadline to apply expired March 5, 2021.