Category: Community

Three of First Bank’s mortgage originators received top honors for production in Southeast Alaska from Alaska Housing Finance Corporation for its fiscal year 2021.
Cultivating Connection in Fairbanks - Posted July 19, 2021
On June 8, 2021 Calypso Farm and Wild Rose Farm donated starter plants and seeds to residents. Wild Rose Farm shared and demonstrated gardening tips and tricks to help Southhall Manor’s garden grow and flourish.
Alaska Housing Rent Relief has helped tens of thousands of Alaskan renters keep their housing secure by distributing millions in federal emergency rental assistance. Learn more about the status of this program, including the number of applications received and total funds distributed.
The Biden administration extended an order to temporarily halt rental evictions, allowing eligible tenants to stay in their housing through July 31, 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.
While many families are struggling to keep up with mortgage payments, Alaskan homeowners have proven less likely to face foreclosure than the rest of the country. And with home prices hitting record highs, home sales are still on the rise. Learn why in this update on Alaska's housing market.
Do you need help paying for your internet service? Apply now for the FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit, which provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
AHFC encourages families to advance their career goals through an Education Scholarship. Successful applicants can receive assistance up to $2,500 to help them achieve a variety of career goals — from technical training to college tuition.
AHFC is celebrating our 10th anniversary offering this scholarship, with awards of up to $500.00 per youth. From swim lessons, to computer camps, to outdoor adventure trips, there are opportunities for all interests and abilities. What have you always dreamed of doing? Apply today and let’s see if we can make it happen!
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.