Category: Homeownership

Get To Know AHFC Home Loans & Lenders - Posted November 22, 2021
When considering buying a new home, you want to work with people that understand what it means to live and work in Alaska. AHFC has you covered with a variety of specialized loan programs, as well as a list of lenders with a history of supporting Alaskan homebuyers. Learn more today!
Thinking of Buying A Home? HomeChoice Helps - Posted November 20, 2021
Understanding the steps needed to transition to homeownership can make the journey more successful — especially for first-time buyers. AHFC offers two free classes to help prospective homebuyers work their way through the decisions and steps of buying a home, including how to save money on closing costs. Learn more today!
5 Tips for Getting Your Home Winter Ready - Posted November 17, 2021
Your kids may be ready for the snow, but is your home? Here are a few easy steps you can take now to ensure that your family stays warm when the temperatures drop.
Answering the call to serve military families moving to the North Pole-Fairbanks area, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation today announces a new loan available to investors wishing to finance two-to-four unit residences in Alaska’s designated Military Facility Zone.
Three of First Bank’s mortgage originators received top honors for production in Southeast Alaska from Alaska Housing Finance Corporation for its fiscal year 2021.
While many families are struggling to keep up with mortgage payments, Alaskan homeowners have proven less likely to face foreclosure than the rest of the country. And with home prices hitting record highs, home sales are still on the rise. Learn why in this update on Alaska's housing market.
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.
Eviction & Foreclosure Moratorium Extended - Posted January 24, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a statement extending the original moratorium on rental evictions through March 31, 2021 — and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced an extension of the original Federal Housing Administration (FHA) eviction and foreclosure moratorium on federally-backed single family mortgages through March 31, 2021.
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!
Statewide Rent & Mortgage Relief Info - Posted December 4, 2020
Whether you are in need of funding to help make your rent or mortgage payment, clear advice on how eviction or foreclosure may apply to you, or links to free legal aid, you'll find all this and more on AHFC's new online resource, Alaska Housing Relief.
The Good Neighbor's Guide to Halloween - Posted October 30, 2020
This year big parties and public celebrations are off but Halloween is still on! Celebrating any holiday during COVID-19 can be fun while taking steps to keep everyone safe.
Get Your Home Ready for Winter - Posted October 6, 2020
Is your home ready for winter? Get some tips on how ensure that your family stays warm when temperatures drop.
Indoor Air Quality, Smoke and COVID-19 - Posted October 5, 2020
In the past, indoor air quality (IAQ) primarily related to indoor air pollutants such as mold, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), off-gassing from our flooring and furniture, and even the cleaning supplies we use. But COVID-19 has created another level of concern for IAQ.
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.
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.
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.
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.