Category: Community

Timely Distribution Keeps Funding In AK - Posted January 20, 2022
Among the first administering agencies to accept applications in the nation, AHFC worked quickly to distribute allocated federal funds through Alaska Housing Rent Relief. Learn more about the success of this program and how working together helped keep Alaskans in their homes.
Staff Story: Derrick Chan - Posted January 3, 2022
Work performance can be hard to measure but Daniel Delfino, director of AHFC’s planning department, found a unique way to bring attention to employee Derrick Chan’s contributions to AHFC.
Staff Story: Mark Romick - Posted December 31, 2021
Raising awareness and combating homelessness are top priorities for AHFC. Learn how Deputy Executive Director Mark Romick made a difference during a national fundraising event.
AHFC Employees Bring Holiday Cheer - Posted December 28, 2021
Christmas may only come once a year, but for two AHFC employees the planning for holiday fun lasted throughout the year. Read how they brought the cheer to one Juneau Public Housing Complex.
Staff Story: Sandra Palmer - Posted December 20, 2021
Every February Sandra Palmer in AHFC’s Executive Office celebrates a very special day — Rita Pitka Blumenstein Day. Learn about Sandra's mother Rita, and how her basket weaving and skin sewing found its way to the White House Christmas tree.
COVID Challenges Bring Positive Change - Posted December 17, 2021
During the pandemic, Mindy Pruitt, executive director, Kodiak Island Housing Authority (KIHA), knew that her community was feeling the impact of COVID, including her employees. Read how her small but dedicated team figured out how to make things work — for the better.
Reliable Rental Income for Landlords - Posted December 16, 2021
Are you an Alaska landlord looking for reliable income from your rental properties? If you want to ensure monthly rent payments while also helping Alaskans secure quality housing, consider enrolling as a participating landlord in the Housing Choice Voucher program.
Staff Story: Chris Tillman - Posted December 14, 2021
Chris Tillman's extensive background in safety landed him a job as a Risk Management Specialist at AHFC. And as an assistant instructor of Tae Kwon Do, he knows a fair bit about managing risk outside of the office as well. Learn more about Chris – and his favorite action star.
Security Deposit Assistance Deadline 12/23 - Posted December 9, 2021
AHFC Security Deposit Assistance will expire on December 31. If you are participating in AHFC's Housing Choice Voucher program and would like to use this assistance, you have until December 23 to finalize your shopping process and submit required paperwork.
Evictions Down In Alaska - Posted December 2, 2021
While renters struggled with financial impacts of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put in place an eviction moratorium that was extended multiple times throughout the pandemic. On Aug. 26, 2021, the United States Supreme Court ended the moratorium.
Staff Story: Celia Shannon - Posted December 1, 2021
Celia Shannon got into art 15 years ago, and it's been part of her life ever since. Read how Celia passes her time when not behind her desk in AHFC's public housing department.
Get To Know AHFC Home Loans & Lenders - Posted November 22, 2021
When considering buying a new home, you want to work with people that understand what it means to live and work in Alaska. AHFC has you covered with a variety of specialized loan programs, as well as a list of lenders with a history of supporting Alaskan homebuyers. Learn more today!
It Feels Good To Make A Difference - Posted November 21, 2021
As a former journalist, Andrew Kenneson spent the early part of his career writing a story for others to experience. Now an Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) navigator for Kodiak Island Housing Authority, he is living an experience that is directly and positively impacting the lives of others.
Thinking of Buying A Home? HomeChoice Helps - Posted November 20, 2021
Understanding the steps needed to transition to homeownership can make the journey more successful — especially for first-time buyers. AHFC offers two free classes to help prospective homebuyers work their way through the decisions and steps of buying a home, including how to save money on closing costs. Learn more today!
The Power of Partnerships - Posted November 19, 2021
As the Chief Executive Officer of TNHA, Griffin Hagle had a front row seat to the pandemic and its devastating effects on residents of the Arctic Slope. Learn how TNHA’s partnership with AHFC allowed them to take swift advantage of Alaska Housing Rent Relief, and quickly serve several dozen renters in the area.
Staff Story: Jimmy Ord - Posted November 18, 2021
As part of AHFC's 50th Anniversary we're sharing more about our staff! Find out what Jimmy Ord gets up to when he’s not at his desk working on energy efficiency issues.
5 Tips for Getting Your Home Winter Ready - Posted November 17, 2021
Your kids may be ready for the snow, but is your home? Here are a few easy steps you can take now to ensure that your family stays warm when the temperatures drop.
Mindy Pruitt, executive director, Kodiak Island Housing Authority (KIHA), understands first-hand the tremendous impact generated by Congress’ approval of emergency rent relief aid. Read about the positive influence Alaska Housing Rent Relief has had in her community.
Staff Story: Andy Petroni - Posted November 13, 2021
We're sharing stories about our staff as part of AFHC's 50th Anniversary. Find out what brought Andy Petroni of the planning department to Alaska, and where you'll find him when not in the office!
Like many expectant parents, the pandemic made the circumstances particularly challenging for Alonzo and her family. Learn how they found the assistance they needed through Alaska Housing Rent Relief.