Category: Community

Since 2011, AHFC's Youth Summer Camp and Activity Scholarship has helped more than 1,000 young Alaskans attend a summer camp. Learn more about the many opportunities available, as well as eligibility and the deadline to apply for summer 2022.
The application period for Alaska Housing Education Scholarships is open for families in public housing until May 31, 2022. Learn more about how these scholarships are benefiting students, as well as eligibility and how to apply.
Remembering Representative Don Young - Posted April 6, 2022
Congressman Young’s legacy in Alaska is far-reaching and will be ever-present in our history. Bryan Butcher, AHFC CEO/Executive Director, shares memories about this "fierce defender of our great state."
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 31, 2022 – As Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance enters its final week of application acceptance, 8,582 applications have been submitted statewide to date. Alaska homeowners facing pandemic-related financial hardships such as mortgage delinquencies are encouraged to apply immediately. The online application process is easy to navigate and mobile-friendly — currently, roughly 71% of applications have been submitted by a mobile device. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 4, 2022, 11:59 p.m. AKDT, at AlaskaHousingRelief.org.
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has announced the distribution of nearly $44 million in funding to assist organizations across the state in their efforts to provide affordable housing for low- to moderate-income families and seniors.
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation opened the pre-registration window for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. As of 9:30 this morning, 4,007 people have checked their eligibility. The majority represents interest from Anchorage, Mat-Su, Juneau, Fairbanks and Ketchikan. All Alaska homeowners financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to pre-register and check their eligibility at AlaskaHousingRelief.org in advance of the formal application window March 14 - April 4, 2022.
Alaska homeowners impacted by COVID-19 will soon have access to apply for mortgage and related assistance through Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance. The objective of the congressionally approved program is to reduce mortgage delinquencies, forbearances and foreclosures, as well as prevent loss of utilities or energy services, providing a new layer of security for Alaskans facing challenges due to the pandemic. Homeowners are encouraged to preregister at AlaskaHousingRelief.org beginning Feb. 28, 2022.
New Housing In Palmer for Senior Alaskans - Posted February 4, 2022
Whispering Winds is an 84 unit, independent living community for Alaskans 55 years of age and above. Jim McCall in Alaska Housing’s Senior Housing Office shares why this new facility is a great place to call home.
Timely Distribution Keeps Funding In AK - Posted January 20, 2022
Among the first administering agencies to accept applications in the nation, AHFC worked quickly to distribute allocated federal funds through Alaska Housing Rent Relief. Learn more about the success of this program and how working together helped keep Alaskans in their homes.
Staff Story: Derrick Chan - Posted January 3, 2022
Work performance can be hard to measure but Daniel Delfino, director of AHFC’s planning department, found a unique way to bring attention to employee Derrick Chan’s contributions to AHFC.
Staff Story: Mark Romick - Posted December 31, 2021
Raising awareness and combating homelessness are top priorities for AHFC. Learn how Deputy Executive Director Mark Romick made a difference during a national fundraising event.
AHFC Employees Bring Holiday Cheer - Posted December 28, 2021
Christmas may only come once a year, but for two AHFC employees the planning for holiday fun lasted throughout the year. Read how they brought the cheer to one Juneau Public Housing Complex.
Staff Story: Sandra Palmer - Posted December 20, 2021
Every February Sandra Palmer in AHFC’s Executive Office celebrates a very special day — Rita Pitka Blumenstein Day. Learn about Sandra's mother Rita, and how her basket weaving and skin sewing found its way to the White House Christmas tree.
COVID Challenges Bring Positive Change - Posted December 17, 2021
During the pandemic, Mindy Pruitt, executive director, Kodiak Island Housing Authority (KIHA), knew that her community was feeling the impact of COVID, including her employees. Read how her small but dedicated team figured out how to make things work — for the better.
Reliable Rental Income for Landlords - Posted December 16, 2021
Are you an Alaska landlord looking for reliable income from your rental properties? If you want to ensure monthly rent payments while also helping Alaskans secure quality housing, consider enrolling as a participating landlord in the Housing Choice Voucher program.
Staff Story: Chris Tillman - Posted December 14, 2021
Chris Tillman's extensive background in safety landed him a job as a Risk Management Specialist at AHFC. And as an assistant instructor of Tae Kwon Do, he knows a fair bit about managing risk outside of the office as well. Learn more about Chris – and his favorite action star.
Security Deposit Assistance Deadline 12/23 - Posted December 9, 2021
AHFC Security Deposit Assistance will expire on December 31. If you are participating in AHFC's Housing Choice Voucher program and would like to use this assistance, you have until December 23 to finalize your shopping process and submit required paperwork.
Evictions Down In Alaska - Posted December 2, 2021
While renters struggled with financial impacts of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put in place an eviction moratorium that was extended multiple times throughout the pandemic. On Aug. 26, 2021, the United States Supreme Court ended the moratorium.
Staff Story: Celia Shannon - Posted December 1, 2021
Celia Shannon got into art 15 years ago, and it's been part of her life ever since. Read how Celia passes her time when not behind her desk in AHFC's public housing department.
Get To Know AHFC Home Loans & Lenders - Posted November 22, 2021
When considering buying a new home, you want to work with people that understand what it means to live and work in Alaska. AHFC has you covered with a variety of specialized loan programs, as well as a list of lenders with a history of supporting Alaskan homebuyers. Learn more today!