Beware! Sex Predators in the COVID-19 Housing Situation - Posted June 4, 2020
U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder issued a warning on April 28 against predatory practices related to COVID-19 and housing. In a recent memorandum, Attorney General William Barr instructed every U.S. Attorney across the country to deploy all available enforcement tools against anyone who tries to capitalize on the current crisis by sexually harassing people in need of housing.
HUD Strong Families Youth Art Competition - Posted May 26, 2020
Given that many remain under stay-at-home orders, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development wanted to help get young people up and moving to ease the boredom by doing something unique and creative. Consider painting, drawing, sketching, or photography, and enter the first ever HUD Public and Indian Housing Youth Art Competition!
Hans Hits the Ground Running for Housing - Posted May 14, 2020
Monday, May 5 was an important day for Hans Nelson. At exactly 8:15 a.m. he entered the Northwest Iñupiat Housing Authority building on Turf Street in Kotzebue.
Summer Jobs for Teens & Young Adults - Posted May 13, 2020
AHFC has a number of summer job opportunities for responsible teens or young adults between the ages of 16 and 22. Summer student hires have the opportunity to learn new skills including groundskeeping, building maintenance or office work.
5 Ideas for Family Fun While Hunkering Down - Posted May 8, 2020
Have you been itching to get outdoors Alaska? Here are some ideas to enjoy our beautiful state.
Home Caulking Saves Energy and Looks Good - Posted April 28, 2020
Caulking is a low-cost project and something many people can do themselves to improve the look and energy efficiency of their home.
COVID-19 and Your Mortgage Payments - Posted April 27, 2020
These are unprecedented times, and many Alaska homeowners have questions about their mortgage. Should I keep paying my mortgage? What happens if I lost my job and can't afford my monthly payments? Can I postpone them? Who can help me? There's a lot of confusing information out there, so the experts at Alaska Housing prepared this article to guide Alaskans through the options.
Feeding the Hungry in Alaska - Posted April 22, 2020
Nearly 100,000 Alaskans struggle with hunger, and one in five children live in homes that may not have enough food, according to the Food Bank of Alaska. That's in normal circumstances. But we're living in extraordinary times, with COVID-19 shuttering businesses and leaving many Alaskans out of work or facing reduced hours. The threat of hunger is worse now.
Financial Resources and Your Housing - Posted April 21, 2020
We understand that these are unprecedented times, and many Alaska homeowners and renters have questions. This collection of resources can help you find ways to save money and to relieve debt.
Family and Youth Resources - Posted April 20, 2020
This collection of links and groups can help you find advice, activities, and other people to support your family and children during these uncertain times.
Are You Struggling to Pay Your Rent? - Posted April 6, 2020
COVID-19 has hit Alaskan communities hard, resulting in lay-offs without pay and reductions in work hours. Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has implemented a special hardship process to provide immediate rental relief to our families affected by income loss due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Resources for Our Tenants - Posted April 5, 2020
AHFC has compiled our COVID-19 resources in one place. Find information on AHFC's operating hours, tenant policies and information on other programs here.
Resources for Your Health and Wellness - Posted April 4, 2020
Find resources for mental and emotional health, recovery resources, physical well-being, and food and nutrition — including food assistance programs.
Learning at Home from Preschool to Adult - Posted April 4, 2020
Educational resources for preschool through adult, including free e-books, science experiments, movies etc.
Steps We are Taking in Response to COVID-19 - Posted April 2, 2020
Physical access to all of our buildings is curtailed while the state and individual communities respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. No new appointments or walk-in traffic will be allowed until further notice or by exception.
Collaboration Leads to more Teacher, Health Professional and Public Safety Housing in Five Alaskan Communities - Posted April 1, 2020
Twenty eight rental units will be constructed or rehabilitated for targeted professions that include teachers, nurses or other medical personnel, and public safety officers to fill a void in the housing stock in five Alaska communities.
Responding to Homebuyer Habits Online Are Priorities for Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Posted April 1, 2020
Buying a home in Alaska will be less complicated with modernized names for Alaska Housing Finance Corporation loans and free online resources that provide how-to information about budgeting for a future mortgage and home features that save money.
Betty's Energy Corner: Long-time AHFC staff honored with national accolades - Posted April 1, 2020
Congratulations to AHFC’s Weatherization Program Manager Mimi Burbage! Mimi was recently awarded the Jean Diggs Award for weatherization advocacy from National Association of State Community Services Program at their conference in Washington DC.
Shelters Prepare for Winter - Posted October 15, 2019
Shelters around the state prepare for families in need during the colder months The Emergency Cold Weather Shelter System has opened in Anchorage. Families seeking shelter are encouraged to dial 2-1-1, an Alaska-specific helpline that connects Alaskans with services, providers and other resources in their community.
3 Things Every Homeowner Should Do This Fall - Posted October 15, 2019
Leaves are falling and temperatures are dropping. Take this opportunity to look around your home and make sure you’re winter ready.