Category: Public Housing

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.
Whether looking to buy or to rent, the costs and lack of availability have made it difficult for many Alaskans to find safe, affordable housing. Mark Romick, Alaska Housing Deputy Executive Director, shares why the issue is even more serious when it comes to affordable housing for lower income families.
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.
AHFC encourages families to continue their education and advance career goals. Read how the Alaska Housing Education Scholarship helped one Alaskan earn degrees and build his professional development.
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.
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.
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.
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation closed its most recent Alaska Housing Rent Relief window Oct. 1, 2021. Distribution of federal emergency relief funds is already underway.
For more than a decade, Alaska Housing has helped more than 1,000 young Alaskans attend a summer camp, take part in an activity, or participate in a sport of their choosing through the Youth Summer Camp and Activities Scholarship. Read about one young Alaskan's experience!
The eviction moratorium enacted through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 expires on July 31, 2021. Get up-to-date information for both renters and landlords, including guidance on eviction, information about legal rights & aid, and resources for those with immediate need. Find out today what steps you can take to keep your housing secure.
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.
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.
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. 
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.