Category: Homeownership

This National Homeownership Month, we looked at some of the facts and figures behind homeownership in Alaska. That included how AHFC's homebuyer education programs have helped provide Alaskans with important information about the homebuying process.
Nearly 11,000 Alaskans submitted applications for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance.
June is National Homeownership Month, a time to reflect on how Alaskans are making the dream of homeownership come true.
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has completed its initial analysis of Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance applications, determining that all eligible applicants will receive some form of aid as part of the congressionally funded program.
Designed to reduce mortgage delinquencies, forbearances and foreclosures, federally funded Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance has entered the application review stage. Once complete, distribution of funds will begin to assist Alaskan homeowners.
People Drive Ideas at AHFC - Posted May 6, 2022
A year after joining Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Greg Holoman has made a significant contribution in multiple areas across the organization that have benefited Alaskans.
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.
Homebuyer Education by the Numbers - Posted April 18, 2022
Understanding the process of purchasing a home can be an important investment. Alaska Housing’s free homebuyer education courses are helping residents across the state learn the information they need. Get the statistics behind our HomeChoice™️ and Finally Home! courses.
AHFC Homebuyer Education Trends - Posted April 18, 2022
Across the state, Alaskans are taking advantage of homebuyer education programs that provide important information about purchasing a home. Learn more about who is participating in Alaska Housing’s homebuyer education courses and how they are helping people like you.
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.
The application period for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance closes Monday, April 4, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. AKDT. If you are a homeowner experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for mortgage and related assistance. Learn more and apply today.
For homeowners who might be struggling financially, mortgage counseling may help you understand what options are available and evaluate steps you can take to remain securely housed.
Avoiding Mortgage Assistance Scams - Posted March 22, 2022
Unfortunately, monetary scams are not new. If you or someone you know is applying for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance, learn more about how to recognize scam tactics and how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.
Real estate statistics from the Fourth Quarter of 2021 show another banner period of activity across all rail-belt communities, while Southeast Alaska continues to have the highest average sales prices of homes in Alaska.
Apply Now for Homeowner Assistance - Posted March 14, 2022
The application period for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance is now open. If you or someone you know is a homeowner and struggling to make ends meet, there may be assistance available and you can check your eligibility and apply today. The application period closes on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. AKST.
Whether you already own a home or are on the path to homeownership, if you’ve been approved for a home loan, you'll want to know who your lender is, who services that mortgage, and what your relationship is with both. Learn the difference between a lender and a servicer and who to contact if you are struggling to make your mortgage payments.
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.
Pre-registering for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance allows homeowners who have been impacted financially by COVID-19 to see if they are eligible to receive assistance. It also allows them to start providing important information, saving time when the application period officially opens on March 14, 2022.
Ready to learn more about the homebuying process? Register for one of our education sessions! Learn which loans may be right for you, what inspections need to take place and how energy efficient homes can free your money for other priorities.
Mortgage Help for Alaska Homeowners - Posted February 24, 2022
Alaska homeowners will soon have access to apply for mortgage and related assistance through Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance. Homeowners are encouraged to pre-register and check their eligibility beginning Monday, February 28, 2022.