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Alaska Housing received nearly $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide access to permanent affordable housing for non-elderly individuals with disabilities.
Homeowner Assistance Funds Help Alaskans - Posted January 3, 2023
As Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance has progressed and the needs of eligible applicants have been met in accordance with the guidelines set by U.S. Treasury, AHFC has been able to identify and apply additional assistance in select areas for eligible applicants.
Understanding Predatory Lending - Posted December 16, 2022
When shopping for a home loan, understanding what predatory lending is and what some of the signs may be can be important.
When presented with the opportunity to distribute nearly $300 million in federal rental assistance to Alaskans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Alaska Housing used innovative thinking and collaboration to make it happen. Recently, AHFC was recognized nationally for those efforts and its impact on Alaskans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More Than 1,000 Homeless Alaskans Assisted - Posted September 1, 2022
More than 1,000 people are currently being supported statewide by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s Housing Stabilization and Recovery program.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman visited Alaska in mid-August to discuss housing supply needs for Native Alaskans across the state.
Alaska Housing's Building Monitoring (BMON) system allows rural healthcare provider to track facility maintenance needs remotely, saving time and resources while solving problems in real time.
Flying High at Summer Camp - Posted July 22, 2022
Participants in Alaska Housing's Youth Summer Camp & Activity Scholarships get an opportunity to soar.
Youth Summer Camps Bring Growth, Joy - Posted July 21, 2022
Alaska Housing’s Youth Summer Camp & Activity Scholarships have been making summer camp a reality for hundreds of Alaska families for more than a decade.
Alaska Mortgage Servicers have been at the forefront of Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance efforts. They have worked closely with Alaska Housing to share information, review applications, and expedite payments to Alaska homeowners.
Choosing Her Own Path - Posted July 15, 2022
Tabatha's journey with Alaska Housing helped her land a new career and on a path toward financial independence. Her words of advice to others who may be facing personal or financial challenges? "Don't be afraid to reach out and let people help you through the tough times."
Alaska Housing's Building Monitoring (BMON) system uses technology to help manage facilities remotely, saving time and preventing issues before they happen.
A Commitment to Learning - Posted July 12, 2022
Alaska Housing has been helping individuals grow and thrive through its Education Scholarships for 22 years.