Category: Homeownership

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.
Alaska homeowners impacted by COVID-19 will soon have access to apply for mortgage and related assistance through Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance. The objective of the congressionally approved program is to reduce mortgage delinquencies, forbearances and foreclosures, as well as prevent loss of utilities or energy services, providing a new layer of security for Alaskans facing challenges due to the pandemic. Homeowners are encouraged to preregister at AlaskaHousingRelief.org beginning Feb. 28, 2022.
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.