Category: Our Stories

Standing Strong Together - Posted February 4, 2020
The earth shook, the federal government shutdown and at the end of fiscal year 2019, wildfires ravaged parts of the state. It was a year not to be forgotten. The earthquake affected families in 41 homes financed by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation with 13 properties severely damaged. Our mortgage department worked tirelessly with each and every family whose home was damaged by the earthquake...
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...
2020 Greater Opportunities for Affordable Living grants and tax credit have been selected by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and will be awarded across the state. Eight affordable housing projects in Wasilla, Petersburg, Eagle River, Homer, Kenai, and Anchorage were awarded a total of $12 million to project sponsors for affordable rental and supportive housing...
Department of Revenue Commissioner Bruce Tangeman joined the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s seven-member board of directors in 2019. As a board director, Commissioner Tangeman uses his vast experience in finance and public and private sectors to contribute to Alaska Housing’s success...
Data Provides Efficiencies - Posted October 15, 2019
Alaska Housing created the open-source Building Monitoring System known as BMON that measures real-time energy use to provide a summary of building operational performance. Energy use of Alaska Housing properties, including its headquarters, are managed by the system and data is provided publicly...
Shelters Prepare for Winter - Posted October 15, 2019
Shelters around the state prepare for families in need during the colder months The Emergency Cold Weather Shelter System has opened in Anchorage. Families seeking shelter are encouraged to dial 2-1-1, an Alaska-specific helpline that connects Alaskans with services, providers and other resources in their community...
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 hasn’t had a presence at the Alaska State Fair for 20 years. That changed in August with the presence of the Loan Wizard. It’s an easy-to-use digital tool, developed by Alaska Housing, that assists borrowers and lenders to find what may be the right loan for a given situation...
Youth Take Energy Pledge Statewide - Posted October 15, 2019
Many Alaskans simply pay electric bills each month without a second thought as to which appliances are eating up the most electricity. A lesson in energy efficiency and learning how to calculate the cost of electricity for everyday appliances could help lower monthly bills...
Adam Crum serves as commissioner for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. He was born and raised in Alaska and has more than a decade of experience in the private sector...
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...
The federally funded Housing Choice Voucher program supports landlords with a monthly rental payment paid by Alaska Housing as well as a portion from their tenants...
Alaska Housing by the Numbers - Posted July 31, 2019
Alaska Housing provides mortgage financing, public housing, energy efficiency programs, senior housing, and other housing-related services, including administrator of federal housing tax credits. According to an analysis by UA’s Center for Economic Development, the corporation’s economic impact highlights for Fiscal Year 2018 include...
Alaska Housing's Role in the State - Posted July 31, 2019
As a state agency charged with responsibly administering corporate and federal dollars, I am proud of the work we do in public housing that both meets our mission and incentivizes families to work toward financial self-sufficiency, while also injecting nearly $3 million each month into the private sector...
The State of Alaska has invested in the income-based Weatherization program. Since 2008 the Legislature has made more than $355 million available for energy efficiency in residential homes of low-income Alaskans...
Growth of Alaska’s senior population outpacing available living options. Anchorage's senior community is growing at triple the rate of the national average. Two new senior living facilities are being built in Anchorage to support Alaska’s fastest-growing population...
AHFC’s seven-member board of directors is comprised of three commissioners as well as four members from the public appointed by the Governor. Join us in welcoming...
Have Questions? Call Betty - Posted May 13, 2019
Betty Hall’s title is energy information specialist but it could be “librarian”. Hall is the sole staff to AHFC’s Research Information Center, RIC for short. If you need information connected to building science, she and RIC are invaluable...
The work that our staff does to improve the lives of thousands of Alaskans – whether through a first-time home loan, sparking ideas that result in energy efficiency at home, or providing support that keeps a young family out of homelessness – we know the work matters...