Category: News Releases
Evictions Down In Alaska - Posted December 2, 2021
While renters struggled with financial impacts of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put in place an eviction moratorium that was extended multiple times throughout the pandemic. On Aug. 26, 2021, the United States Supreme Court ended the moratorium.
Alaska Housing Rent Relief Second Distribution Successfully Underway Statewide - Posted October 26, 2021
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation closed its most recent Alaska Housing Rent Relief window Oct. 1, 2021. Distribution of federal emergency relief funds is already underway.
Military Facility Zone Lending: Exclusive to North Pole - Posted September 14, 2021
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.
AHFC Invites New Rent Relief Applications - Posted September 13, 2021
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) is accepting applications for a new Alaska Housing Rent Relief period beginning Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2021, and closing Oct. 1, 2021, providing up to three months of rent relief to eligible applicants who meet the federal requirements. The program, a new segment of the federal COVID-19 relief package passed at year-end 2020, offers protection for renters/tenants vulnerable to eviction by providing direct rent relief payments to qualifying landlords and utility companies.
Alaska’s Rent Relief Assistance Program Reaches Milestone Providing $100+ Million to 46,000 Residents - Posted August 17, 2021
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, working collaboratively with statewide nonprofit partners immersed in homelessness prevention, has distributed more than $100 million in Alaska Housing Rent Relief assistance to 18,087 households totaling 46,708 residents.
All Alaska Housing Rent Relief Applicants Contacted - Posted August 2, 2021
While the federal eviction moratorium expired on Saturday, July 31, 2021 Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has contacted all 30,000 applicants in Alaska Housing Rent Relief, reviewed all requests for past-due rent and paid $85.2 million.
Southeast mortgage originators take top honors with Alaska Housing - Posted July 27, 2021
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.
Applications Accepted for Voucher program that Injects $30 Million Annually into Private Housing Sector Deadline is April 30, 2021 - Posted April 1, 2021
The federally funded Housing Choice Voucher program that provides housing options for eligible families and a steady income stream for participating landlords is accepting applications for the Anchorage waiting list through April 30.
$200 Million in New Rent & Mortgage Relief - Posted March 19, 2021
Congress recently passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 which includes funds to help families struggling to pay their rent or mortgage and to provide immediate and direct housing relief. While the previous funds were only available to renters, the American Rescue Plan is a new federal program that will distribute over $200 million in additional housing relief to renters and homeowners.
Time Is Running out to Apply for Alaska Housing Rent Relief - Posted March 3, 2021
Only hours are left for Alaska renters to apply for rent and utility relief through Alaska Housing Relief. This federally funded program may be able to provide up to 12 months of rent and utility assistance to Alaskans who have been impacted by COVID-19, meet certain financial criteria, live in an overcrowded household or are at risk of violence.
Last Week to Apply for Alaska Housing Rent Relief - Posted February 26, 2021
The deadline to apply for rent and utility relief through Alaska Housing Rent Relief is 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 5, 2021.
15,000 Pre-Register for Alaska Housing Relief - Posted February 16, 2021
The application period opens for renters to apply for rent and/or utility relief through Alaska Housing Relief, a federally funded COVID-19 response program, administered by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation at 8 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb., 16, 2021.
Eligible Alaskans will soon benefit from federal Emergency Rental Assistance - Posted January 27, 2021
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 27, 2021 – Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has been authorized by Governor Dunleavy and the Legislature to administer up to $200 million in federal funds to eligible Alaskan renters who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
Bethel Winter House to receive $1 million - Posted December 2, 2020
Bethel Winter House has applied for a $1 million competitive grant from Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to acquire the old Senior Center and renovate it to accommodate up to 32 clients who are currently or at risk of becoming homeless.
Native Village of Kotzebue to receive $398K - Posted December 1, 2020
Rental assistance and mortgage/rental arrears/community food service and warm weather gear and emergency shelter collaboration are among the resources to be supported under a federally-funded grant from Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to the Native Village of Kotzebue.
Juneau Non-profits Partners to receive $868K - Posted November 25, 2020
To address the increased need and challenges of serving Juneau’s homeless population during the COVID-19 crisis, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is announcing award of a federally-funded grant.
IAC to be Awarded $1.1 million Grant - Posted November 25, 2020
Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and stalking victims will be better served by Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living thanks to the nonprofits’ grant application and successful award.
AHFC awards $5 million in federal grants - Posted November 19, 2020
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is announcing grants under HUD’s Emergency Solutions Grants-CV program to help seven nonprofit organizations around Alaska provide rapid rehousing efforts and homelessness prevention for vulnerable populations impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
MyHouse to be Awarded $690,808 - Posted November 19, 2020
A federally-funded grant will help MyHouse to address the increased needs and challenges of taking care of the Mat-Su’s homeless youth during the COVID-19 crisis. Mat-Su’s homeless and at-risk homeless youth will be better served by MyHouse thanks to the nonprofits’ grant application and successful award of nearly $700,000 of $5 million awarded statewide from Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.
WISH to be Awarded $704,569 Grant from AHFC - Posted November 18, 2020
To address increased needs and challenges of serving Ketchikan’s at- risk and homeless population during the COVID-19 crisis, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation announces the award of a federally-funded grant that will help Women In Safe Homes renovate a new shelter for families and individuals experiencing domestic violence/ sexual assault and offer a rapid rehousing and homeless prevention program to the community at large.