Category: Community

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.
IAC to be Awarded $1.1 million Grant - Posted November 25, 2020
Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and stalking victims will be better served by Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living thanks to the nonprofits’ grant application and successful award.
MyHouse to be Awarded $690,808 - Posted November 19, 2020
A federally-funded grant will help MyHouse to address the increased needs and challenges of taking care of the Mat-Su’s homeless youth during the COVID-19 crisis. Mat-Su’s homeless and at-risk homeless youth will be better served by MyHouse thanks to the nonprofits’ grant application and successful award of nearly $700,000 of $5 million awarded statewide from Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.
WISH to be Awarded $704,569 Grant from AHFC - Posted November 18, 2020
To address increased needs and challenges of serving Ketchikan’s at- risk and homeless population during the COVID-19 crisis, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation announces the award of a federally-funded grant that will help Women In Safe Homes renovate a new shelter for families and individuals experiencing domestic violence/ sexual assault and offer a rapid rehousing and homeless prevention program to the community at large.
Tips for Preventing Falls This Winter - Posted November 5, 2020
Experienced Alaskans know what's coming … and while we can't stop from slipping into winter, we can help stop ourselves from slipping and falling onto the cold, hard ground.
Need help providing holiday gifts? - Posted November 5, 2020
This year has brought unprecedented times for many Alaskan families. Register for the Salvation Army's holiday gift assistance for children ages 0 - 14 years old.
The Good Neighbor's Guide to Halloween - Posted October 30, 2020
This year big parties and public celebrations are off but Halloween is still on! Celebrating any holiday during COVID-19 can be fun while taking steps to keep everyone safe.
A Public Housing Success Story - Posted October 29, 2020
As a single mom, RaShawn said transitioning from the emergency shelter for mothers and children to AHFC’s public housing, then enrolling in Jumpstart, was a changing point in her life.
Summary of Eviction FAQs for Renters - Posted October 21, 2020
To prevent further spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued an Order that temporarily halts residential evictions under certain circumstances. To help clarify the details of this Order, the CDC published additional guidance and answers to frequently asked questions. We've gone one step further and provided a summary of all this information for you, along with specific information and resources for Alaskan families.
Need Some Help Helping With Homework? - Posted October 14, 2020
Finding a balance with work and household responsibilities is a challenge, and adding homeschool or online coursework for your kids can feel overwhelming. We're here to help! Check out these free online resources that will get you and your young student going in the right direction.
Senior Housing Office, 30 Years Later - Posted October 6, 2020
A pearl is traditionally associated with a 30th Anniversary. Signifying purity, honesty and wisdom, it seems appropriate for an office that has worked to provide adequate, accessible, secure, and affordable housing on behalf of Alaska’s Senior Citizens for three decades.
Get Your Home Ready for Winter - Posted October 6, 2020
Is your home ready for winter? Get some tips on how ensure that your family stays warm when temperatures drop.
Indoor Air Quality, Smoke and COVID-19 - Posted October 5, 2020
In the past, indoor air quality (IAQ) primarily related to indoor air pollutants such as mold, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), off-gassing from our flooring and furniture, and even the cleaning supplies we use. But COVID-19 has created another level of concern for IAQ.