Category: Community

Keeping your family safe and healthy is more important than ever. We’ve put together a list of resources with activities, advice, and people to help support you.
If you have school-aged children and were impacted by the COVID-19 related school closures in 2019-2020, you may be eligible for reimbursable food expenses. Learn more about the Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT).
Budgeting Made Easy - Posted September 3, 2020
Everyone can benefit from a creating a personal budget, and it's easier than you think! Learn how to track your spending, reduce costs, and plan for your financial future. We have all the resources you need to get started.
New Resource Library For Job Hunters - Posted September 2, 2020
Are you looking for your first job, transitioning to a new profession, or re-entering the work force after time away? Want to keep that job you love, develop your professional skill set, or further your education? This comprehensive online toolbox is just what you need! Through checklists, videos, and specific examples, the Jumpstart Library will give you the confidence to reach your career goals.
Painting? Color Choice Impacts Your Mood - Posted August 25, 2020
Thinking about getting a space ready for your child’s remote learning? Experts on color psychology say, the color of your environment can impact mood, behavior, memory and learning.
Future Comes with a Place Called Home - Posted August 19, 2020
Every year 1000s of adults younger than 25 years old leave the foster care system in the U.S. Between 11 and 37% can expect to experience homelessness according to U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. That’s where the Foster Youth to Independence comes in.
Buying a home is a big financial decision – probably one of the biggest you’ll ever make. Home loan rates are incredibly low right now so it’s likely that someone has encouraged you to look into a new home or you’ve been wondering if it’s the right step for you.
Homes were “smart” way before Alexa, security systems and smart TVs. A “smart home” is an energy efficient home, which is good for your bank account and for the environment.
A lot has changed in the past few months, including how people are earning and spending money. Are you keeping track of your spending? Don't risk coming up short at the end of the month! Read on to learn the warning signs — and what you can do right now to get back on track.
The 2020 Census will determine every state’s congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data impacting communities for the next 10 years, including education, public health, transportation, neighborhood improvements. Make sure you complete your census.
Cruising Car Show Delights Seniors - Posted August 5, 2020
On July 23rd, residents watched inside from their windows and distanced outside as of parade of classic Corvettes from the Anchorage Corvette Association cruised past the buildings providing relief for cooped up seniors.
Home Fire Prevention and Safety Tips - Posted July 15, 2020
It’s important to know how to prevent fires and be prepared in the event of a home fire to protect yourself and loved ones. 
Alaska Housing Relief Deadline Nears - Posted June 24, 2020
Alaskans who lost income have about 48-hours left to apply for up to $1,200 in mortgage and rent relief that was made possible through the federal CARES Act responding to COVID-19 hardship. AlaskaHousingRelief.org accepts applications until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020.
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation was born out of necessity. Lack of affordable housing for low- and moderate income Alaskans prompted the Legislature to pass what is now Alaska Statute 18.56.010, creating AHFC.
Keep Your Social Circle Small - Posted June 7, 2020
As Alaska slowly reopens its economy and eases restrictions, some Alaskans are wondering how much socializing is reasonable if we hope to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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.
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!
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.
Have you been itching to get outdoors Alaska? Here are some ideas to enjoy our beautiful state.