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The Biden administration extended an order to temporarily halt rental evictions, allowing eligible tenants to stay in their housing through June 30, 2021. Renters will find details about qualifying for eviction protection, how to inform their landlord, and opportunities for assistance with rent. Property owners will learn how the eviction protection impacts them, advice on how to continue receiving rental payments, and more.
The federally funded Housing Choice Voucher program that provides housing options for eligible families and a steady income stream for participating landlords is accepting applications for the Anchorage waiting list through April 30.
Housing Choice Vouchers help eligible low-income Alaskans lease rentals in the private rental market, and the waiting list for vouchers in the Anchorage area is now open! Learn more about your eligibility, the application process, and how a voucher may help you secure rental housing.
Congress recently passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 which includes funds to help families struggling to pay their rent or mortgage and to provide immediate and direct housing relief. While the previous funds were only available to renters, the American Rescue Plan is a new federal program that will distribute over $200 million in additional housing relief to renters and homeowners.
To accommodate the diverse housing needs of Alaskans and to ensure that all residents have access to safe, quality, affordable rentals, AHFC offers a wide variety of rental programs. One of these, Step, goes beyond just providing rental assistance and gives participants a clear path to long-term housing security. 
Do you have questions about what happens now that you've submitted an application for Alaska Housing Rent Relief? Learn how to check the status of your application, what additional information you might need to provide, how relief payments are distributed, and more.
Calculate Income & Apply for Rent Relief - Posted February 23, 2021
If you are struggling to make rent and/or utility payments, you have until March 5th to apply for Alaska Housing Rent Relief. Learn more about how to check your eligibility and the application process. Get started today!
Apply Now for Rent & Utilities Relief - Posted February 16, 2021
Are you an Alaskan renter struggling with rent or utilities? The application period for Alaska Housing Rent Relief is now open and you can start applying today! Read on to learn more about this new rent relief program available to all eligible Alaskans.
The application period opens for renters to apply for rent and/or utility relief through Alaska Housing Relief, a federally funded COVID-19 response program, administered by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation at 8 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb., 16, 2021.
Check Your Eligibility for New Rent Relief - Posted February 8, 2021
Are you an Alaskan renter struggling to pay rent or utilities? You may be eligible for up to 12 months of rent and/or utility assistance through Alaska Housing Rent Relief. The application opens February 16th but you can check your eligibility and pre-register today!
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 27, 2021 – Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has been authorized by Governor Dunleavy and the Legislature to administer up to $200 million in federal funds to eligible Alaskan renters who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
Eviction & Foreclosure Moratorium Extended - Posted January 24, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a statement extending the original moratorium on rental evictions through March 31, 2021 — and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced an extension of the original Federal Housing Administration (FHA) eviction and foreclosure moratorium on federally-backed single family mortgages through March 31, 2021.
Did you know that any Alaskan can get tested for COVID-19? You do not need a referral from a doctor or medical provider at most testing sites, and many offer testing free of charge. Read on to find a testing site near you.
Rent Relief & Eviction Ban Extended - Posted December 28, 2020
Alaskans living in rental housing and struggling to pay their rent will have continued protections into 2021 under the renewed ban on evictions. Learn more about the recent bill signed by the Trump Administration, which also includes rent relief funding for those in need.
Get Help Paying Your Utility Bills - Posted December 27, 2020
With Alaskans still being impacted by the lengthy COVID-19 pandemic, many are struggling financially. Learn about the resources available to help you stay on top of your utility bills this winter!
Food Assistance Programs for Alaskans - Posted December 23, 2020
As we near the end of what has been a most challenging year, we want to let everyone know that there are free food resources available in communities across Alaska. Here is a list of where you can get free staple foods to prepare and eat in your home. Most provide pantry foods year-round.
Statewide Rent & Mortgage Relief Info - Posted December 4, 2020
Whether you are in need of funding to help make your rent or mortgage payment, clear advice on how eviction or foreclosure may apply to you, or links to free legal aid, you'll find all this and more on AHFC's new online resource, Alaska Housing Relief.
How To Spot Predatory Lenders and Scams - Posted December 3, 2020
Threats from predatory lenders are on the rise. Especially common during the holiday season, scammers offer loans that claim to give easy access to cash but are usually too good to be true. Learn about how to spot these scams and keep your finances secure!
Violence At Home? There May Be Help. - Posted December 1, 2020
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, the Empowering Choice Housing Program may offer a way out. Learn about this program and other resources for families in need of safe housing.
To address the increased need and challenges of serving Juneau’s homeless population during the COVID-19 crisis, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is announcing award of a federally-funded grant.