Category: Our Stories
Staff Story: Penny Allen - Posted November 9, 2021
If something needs to get done, Penny is your go-to gal and the only female on AHFC maintenance crews in the state.
Staff Story: Cathy Stone - Posted November 1, 2021
Many of AHFC’s employees volunteer and help raise money for worthy causes. Learn how Cathy Stone, director of public housing and Daniel Delfino, director of planning did their part!
Staff Story: Cindi Sowder - Posted October 26, 2021
Say hello to Iggy, AHFC’s Gnome from Nome, lovingly created by administrative services knitting needle wizard Cindi Sowder.
Staff Story: Andy Morton - Posted October 20, 2021
Whatever you do after 5 p.m. should be fun. Andy Morton, who works in AHFC’s administrative services, finds bowling to be right up his alley!
Staff Story: Kaylee Williams - Posted September 15, 2021
Kaylee Williams works in AHFC’s mortgage department. She has a big heart. And some serious talent as seamstress.
Back To The Future: 50 Years of Opening Doors for Alaskans - Posted August 17, 2021
Alaska Housing celebrates 50 years of serving the people of Alaska with everything from mortgages, public housing, energy efficiency expertise, support for those who are homeless, and more. Learn about our history through an interactive timeline that showcases five decades of Alaska Housing milestones.
Cultivating Connection in Fairbanks - Posted July 19, 2021
On June 8, 2021 Calypso Farm and Wild Rose Farm donated starter plants and seeds to residents. Wild Rose Farm shared and demonstrated gardening tips and tricks to help Southhall Manor’s garden grow and flourish.
A Public Housing Success Story - Posted October 29, 2020
As a single mom, RaShawn said transitioning from the emergency shelter for mothers and children to AHFC’s public housing, then enrolling in Jumpstart, was a changing point in her life.
Senior Housing Office, 30 Years Later - Posted October 6, 2020
A pearl is traditionally associated with a 30th Anniversary. Signifying purity, honesty and wisdom, it seems appropriate for an office that has worked to provide adequate, accessible, secure, and affordable housing on behalf of Alaska’s Senior Citizens for three decades.
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...
‘Hand up’ for Fairbanks mother leads to homeownership - Posted February 4, 2020
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...
$12 Million in Housing Grants and Tax Credits awarded for Low Income Families and Seniors - Posted February 4, 2020
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...
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. With a click of a button, Alaska Housing can review energy-use trends and identify signs of potential problems in heat and electric supplies across its senior and public housing units.
Spotlight on the Board: Meet Commissioner Tangeman - Posted October 15, 2019
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...
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...
3 Things Every Homeowner Should Do This Fall - Posted October 15, 2019
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 Enchants Fairgoers with Loan Wizard - Posted October 15, 2019
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...
Spotlight on the Board: Meet Health Commissioner Adam Crum - Posted July 31, 2019
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...
Maria's Seven Tips for the Savvy Homebuyer - Posted July 31, 2019
Alaska Housing Outreach Specialist and instructor of HomeChoice™, Maria Celli, shares her top seven tips for savvy homebuyers...