Category: Homeownership

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. 
Anchorage, Alaska, June 30, 2020 – Up to $1,200 in mortgage and rent relief was made available to eligible Alaskans through the federal CARES Act in response to COVID-19 hardship. Applications were accepted by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation from across the state for a two-week period from June 15-26, 2020.
Alaska Housing Relief During COVID-19 - Posted June 10, 2020
The Alaska Housing Relief program will help those Alaskans who are struggling to pay for their rent or mortgage for a month. $10 million has been set aside for relief. A dedicated website will help individuals determine whether their household qualifies for this one-time financial assistance that could mean up to $1,200 per household that will be paid to their landlord or mortgage servicer.
As we head into another potential summer fire season there is always a real threat of wildfires. It’s time to think about preparedness in the event of a wildfire.
COVID-19 and Your Mortgage Payments - Posted April 27, 2020
These are unprecedented times, and many Alaska homeowners have questions about their mortgage. Should I keep paying my mortgage? What happens if I lost my job and can't afford my monthly payments? Can I postpone them? Who can help me? There's a lot of confusing information out there, so the experts at Alaska Housing prepared this article to guide Alaskans through the options.
The in-person homebuyer education class, HomeChoiceTM, is cancelled for the foreseeable future but taught via webinar. Another alternative that’s perfect for home study is the online course Finally Home!
Pregnant with twins and with eight months of sobriety under her belt, Jennifer was looking for a stable home to raise her babies in Fairbanks. She needed a way to pay rent and save money; she signed up for affordable housing with Alaska Housing. Stability in housing provided by Alaska Housing plus lots of hard work allowed Jennifer to move through the ranks at the company where she was working...
Leaves are falling and temperatures are dropping. Take this opportunity to look around your home and make sure you’re winter ready. Here are three easy items to check off your list...
Alaska Housing Outreach Specialist and instructor of HomeChoice™, Maria Celli, shares her top seven tips for savvy homebuyers...
Why an Alaska Housing Loan? - Posted July 31, 2019
Buying a new home can be like traveling through unknown terrain. Alaska Housing is a buyer’s navigator, outfitting her with homebuying tools such as competitive financing and comprehensive homebuyer education...
Springtime for Homebuying - Posted March 14, 2019
It may still look like winter but spring is in sight and prospective homebuyers will soon make it busy season for real estate professionals, lenders, home inspectors, appraisers and others involved in the homebuying process. The Alaska market has remained stable, interest rates are low and steady, and the number of millennials in prime homebuying age is growing...
Brian's Road to Homeownership - Posted January 10, 2019
Millennials and first-time homebuyers make up half of Alaska Housing’s more than 15,000 mortgages. Brian Remley from Wasilla is one of them. The 34-year-old bought his first home in 2018 after taking Alaska Housing’s HomeChoice™ class...