Category: Our Stories

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.
An Eye-Opening Internship - Posted August 9, 2023
In 2022, an internship at Alaska Housing provided Caitlin Vance with new inspiration and valuable learning opportunities.
For Jolie Andon, a temporary position at AHFC during the COVID-19 pandemic led to opportunities in a field she hadn't previously considered.
Pat Verdugo has spent the past two decades with Alaska Housing, working in a variety of roles for AHFC’s Public Housing Department in Fairbanks. At 78 years old, she's not showing any signs of slowing down.
Redefining What Is Possible - Posted June 21, 2023
As Alaska Housing worked to get federal financial assistance to Alaskans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it helped redefine Donald Gotchal's work – for the better.
Twenty-five years after starting with Alaska Housing as a maintenance laborer, Pat Cochran has worked in a number of positions within the organization – allowing him to see the impact AHFC makes from many different perspectives.
Jerusha Gatfield has spent much of her career ensuring people have access to safe, quality, affordable housing.
Shakira Kazmer Quintana has a number of roles with Alaska Housing. Almost all of them come down to one simple concept: "I just want to work now to help others."
Protecting Your Home From Ice Dams - Posted March 8, 2023
The icicles hanging off your roof may look pretty, but they can be damaging to your home. Find out the causes of icicles and ice dams, how to prevent them and why that's important for your house's well-being.