Category: Community

Homebuying Myths: The 20% Down Payment - Posted November 18, 2022
There are many myths out there about buying a home. One of the most common is that you need a 20% down payment to get a loan. Get the facts behind the myths.
Younger Generations Lead in Home Loans - Posted November 8, 2022
Millennials have been the generation seeking the most AHFC home loans for the past five years. Now a younger generation is starting to make its presence felt, as the number of Gen Z primary borrowers is increasing rapidly.
Tumbling Toward a Dream - Posted November 4, 2022
Two young gymnasts benefit from Alaska Housing's Youth Summer Camp & Activity Scholarship.
Rent Relief Technology Makes an Impact - Posted November 2, 2022
Alaska Housing's innovative use of technology helped get rental assistance quickly to Alaskans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Helping Out First-Time Renters - Posted November 1, 2022
For someone renting for the first time, it can be an exciting but nerve-wracking experience. Landlords can help ease the transition with a few simple steps.
Appreciation for Homebuyer Education - Posted October 28, 2022
What do people most appreciate about Alaska Housing's free homebuyer education courses? Participants provide insights into what they learned about the homebuying process.
Working Together to Help Those in Need - Posted October 18, 2022
For more than 20 years, Jessica Stossel has been helping to improve lives for Fairbanks residents through her work at the Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living. Partnerships with organizations like Alaska Housing are playing an important role in assisting some of the community's most vulnerable residents.
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.
Recognizing the need to help Alaska's homeless population, AHFC developed an innovative Housing Stabilization and Recovery program with federal Emergency Rental Assistance funds.
Juneau has seen significant success with Alaska Housing Stabilization and Recovery since the program began in February 2022, thanks to the collaboration between Alaska Housing and nonprofit organizations in the city.
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.
Helping Tenants Get a New Start - Posted September 28, 2022
Alyssa is the third generation working in her family's property rental business in Fairbanks. One of the things she appreciates most about her work is being able to offer some tenants a fresh start.
Alaska Innovation Delivers for Homeowners - Posted September 21, 2022
Alaska has a history of taking care of its own, doing things differently, and tackling challenges head-on. This attribute was a game-changer when Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance funds were ready to be distributed.
Maximize Your Alaska Permanent Fund - Posted September 14, 2022
While it is an exciting time when Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend checks are due to arrive, financial experts also encourage people to be thoughtful in how they spend a sudden infusion of money. Here are some tips that can help people meet their financial goals.
A Hand Up at Helping Alaska - Posted September 12, 2022
Last year, Michael was struggling through the Fairbanks winter without housing. He connected with Helping Alaska and the staff stuck with him through some challenging times. Today, he has a home through AHFC's Housing Stabilization and Recovery program, a job and recently bought a truck.
Tackling Big Ideas to Help Alaskans - Posted September 7, 2022
Chelsea Arthur and the AHFC Planning Department have seen a number of challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, homelessness and affordable housing. Finding solutions for those challenges requires collaboration and innovative thinking.
Helping a Young Mother Open a New Door - Posted September 6, 2022
It's been a long road for Kristina to become financially self-sufficient. But working closely with Alaska Housing through the years, the mother of two young children went from public housing to realizing her dream of becoming a homeowner.
Alaska Housing's free homebuyer education courses – HomeChoice™ and FinallyHome! – provide information that can help prospective homebuyers better understand the process of buying a home.
Ketchikan's can-do spirit was demonstrated by First Bank, which was the first financial institution in the state to distribute Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance funds in conjunction with Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.
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.