Category: Our Stories

When an opportunity came along with Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Tanya jumped at the chance to help people throughout her hometown of Juneau.
William said that his grandfather's advice motivated him to apply for a summer job at Alaska Housing, but it was the people he met on the job who inspired him to consider a career at the corporation.
Alaska’s senior population is unique and diverse, representing the many cultures and experiences that have shaped our state. Their contributions have been fundamental to Alaska’s ongoing success and development. May is Older Americans Month, which provides an opportunity to celebrate seniors while also highlighting the needs of this vibrant – and growing – population.
For more than four decades, NeighborWorks Alaska has been looking at ways to provide affordable housing for those who need it most.
When prospective homeowners have challenges finding home loans, Sarah Griffin can understand from first-hand experience. Today, Sarah is a loan officer in Ketchikan who helps others reach their dreams of homeownership.
On March 26, students from Stanford University's Alternative Spring Break program visited AHFC headquarters to learn more about Alaska's unique housing challenges.
National Siblings Day: Brother Bonds - Posted April 10, 2024
To celebrate National Siblings Day, here is a highlight on two brothers and AHFC employees - Andy and David.
Tracy's career took a number of different turns before leading her to Glacier View, Alaska Housing's housing assistance location in Seward for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Today she is helping find housing for some of her community's most vulnerable residents.
Putting His Best Efforts In For Residents - Posted February 7, 2024
As a Maintenance Mechanic for Glacier View, AHFC's housing location in Seward for seniors and individuals with disabilities, John knows others depend on him every day. It's a responsibility he takes seriously, managing maintenance requests “in a very swift and timely manner, leaving it better than when I found it.”
Using Her Skills to Help the Community - Posted January 3, 2024
As a member of AHFC's Audit department, Kaitlin Humphrey partners with grantees to make a difference in communities across the state.
2023: The Year in Stories - Posted December 29, 2023
As we look back at 2023, Alaska Housing had the privilege of telling some incredible stories about Alaskans.
Coming Home to Make a Difference - Posted December 19, 2023
Decades after his family lived in public housing in Ketchikan, Con McClennan is helping others in the same location as Lead Maintenance Mechanic. In doing so, Con is following in his grandfather's footsteps and continuing a tradition of ensuring Alaskans have access to safe, quality, affordable housing.
A Passion for Helping Others - Posted November 1, 2023
Administrative Services Manager Trishta Blizzard has participated in AHFC's mission from various departments and roles. Regardless of her title, she has seen how her work contributes to making a difference.
Realizing Her Goals - Posted October 18, 2023
In her nearly 30 years at AHFC, Holly Rutka has achieved her career goals of providing for her family, continuously learning, and helping her community.
Making Work an Adventure - Posted October 3, 2023
When Erin Toohey moved to Alaska, she was looking for new opportunities and adventure. At AHFC, she found fulfilling work and a way to contribute to programs serving Alaskans across the state.
Finding Inspiration at Alaska Housing - Posted September 20, 2023
Grants Administrator Brenda Vu says she did not know what she wanted for her future when she started as a temporary worker at Alaska Housing. Inspired by her clients and colleagues, she discovered a career she is passionate about.
Making an Impact Through Energy Efficiency - Posted September 7, 2023
As Energy Program Manager in the department of Research and Rural Development, Michael Spencer helps to find the balance between the parts of AHFC's mission statement.
Can Always Navigate Through - Posted September 1, 2023
For Lakesha, AHFC's public housing provided a safety net for her forward movement. Through the Step program, she found resources that are helping her on her path as an entrepreneur and business owner.
Finding Community at AHFC - Posted August 23, 2023
Budget Analyst Kang Her said she values being part of a team that makes an impact for Alaskans, but above all she is grateful for a work environment of kindness and support.
A Journey to Homeownership - Posted August 17, 2023
After finding a new career at Alaska Housing, Jamie Bordelon began to consider a goal that had previously felt out of reach — homeownership.