Category: Public Housing

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. 
Only hours are left for Alaska renters to apply for rent and utility relief through Alaska Housing Relief. This federally funded program may be able to provide up to 12 months of rent and utility assistance to Alaskans who have been impacted by COVID-19, meet certain financial criteria, live in an overcrowded household or are at risk of violence.
The deadline to apply for rent and utility relief through Alaska Housing Rent Relief is 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 5, 2021.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Educational Scholarships up to $2,500 - Posted October 1, 2020
Our Education Scholarship program is open and accepting applications. If you've been thinking about attending a trade or vocational school, traditional college, or other professional training, apply for up to $2,500 in educational funds. Applicants must reside in an assisted rental unit owned by AHFC or receive assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher program. Other eligibility requirements also apply.
Voucher Recipients: Info on Rent & Eviction - Posted September 18, 2020
If you participate in the voucher program and are having trouble making your rent payment, we have specific guidance for you! Learn more about eviction bans, rent relief, and the steps you should take right now to keep your housing secure.
Rent Guidance for Public Housing Families - Posted September 17, 2020
If you live in AHFC Public Housing and are having trouble making your rent payment, we have specific guidance for you! Learn more about eviction bans, rent relief, and the steps you should take right now to keep your housing secure.