HAPPP Accepting Grant Applications for Housing Projects - Posted May 31, 2023
Housing Alaskans: A Public-Private Partnership (HAPPP) is accepting grant applications for “top- off” funding of up to $150,000 for new construction and rehabilitation housing projects. The grant will provide funds for qualified housing projects ready to break ground or be completed in June 2023. The application deadline is Sunday, June 4, 2023.
Home Renovation Trends: Sustainable, Smart and More - Posted April 21, 2023
Sustainability, energy efficiency and functional living space that can serve multiple purposes are some of the home renovation trends for 2023.
Prep Your House to Avoid Spring Melt Problems - Posted April 7, 2023
As spring starts to make its appearance, now is a good time to prepare your house before the snow and ice begin to melt. Here are some tips from Alaska Housing experts.
Home Renovations Remain Popular - Posted March 31, 2023
While the booming real estate market has received much of the attention nationally over the past few years, the home renovation market has been equally hot.
It’s Home Show Season! - Posted March 16, 2023
Spring is home show season in Alaska. Here are three reasons why home shows can be such popular and valuable attractions.
Tax Saving Opportunities for Energy Efficiency Improvements - Posted February 24, 2023
Thinking about making improvements to increase your home's energy efficiency? Recent changes to the tax law will allow homeowners to receive more tax credits for qualified energy efficiency improvements.
New Resources Available for Landlords - Posted February 7, 2023
New resources are now available for Alaska landlords on AHFC's website. Check out our landlord toolkit and more!
HUD Vouchers to Assist Alaskans with Disabilities - Posted February 1, 2023
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.
AHFC Nationally Recognized for Innovative Programs - Posted December 9, 2022
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.
Empowering Alaska Borrowers With Information To Save Money - Posted October 12, 2022
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.
Military Zone Designation Can Boost Fairbanks Housing - Posted October 10, 2022
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.
AHFC Nationally Recognized for Helping Communities - Posted September 29, 2022
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.
HUD Senior Official Discusses Housing in Native Villages - Posted August 15, 2022
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.