Category: News Releases

Alaska Housing Relief Deadline Nears - Posted June 24, 2020
Alaskans who lost income have about 48-hours left to apply for up to $1,200 in mortgage and rent relief that was made possible through the federal CARES Act responding to COVID-19 hardship. AlaskaHousingRelief.org accepts applications until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020.
Twenty eight rental units will be constructed or rehabilitated for targeted professions that include teachers, nurses or other medical personnel, and public safety officers to fill a void in the housing stock in five Alaska communities. The 2020 grants totaling $2.17 million, coupled with $500,000 from the Denali Commission are expected to provide an economic impact to the state of more than $10.3 million...
Highlighted accomplishments include: $45.6 million dividend, an increase of $6.6 million compared to the previous year; Value of mortgage portfolio up 6% to $3.4 billion, bond portfolio increased 6% to $2.4 billion...
Buying a home in Alaska will be less complicated with modernized names for Alaska Housing Finance Corporation loans and free online resources that provide how-to information about budgeting for a future mortgage and home features that save money...
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported today that there was a decline in the number of homeless veterans in Alaska, Idaho and Washington state between the point-in-time counts conducted by HUD-funded local Continuums of Care in January 2018 and in January 2019...
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has announced that the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is among the first 11 public housing authorities nationwide that have been approved to participate in HUD’s Foster Youth to Independence initiative...
Signing of capital budget bill allows providers to deliver services to those in need. Responding to questions from homeless providers, advocacy organizations and philanthropic organizations across the state, the CEO/Executive Director of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation announces its plan...
Lottery will determine placement on affordable housing waitlist for low-income Alaskans. Landlords who accept the vouchers receive monthly rental payment directly from Alaska Housing as well as their tenant...
Applications will be accepted starting today for individuals who wish to move into Chugach Manor public housing that is owned and operated by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation. Eligibility requirements include income-qualified seniors age 62 or older or with a disability, and people requiring features of an accessible unit are invited to apply...
Ticktock, ticktock – oh my winter is just around the corner. Time is running out to make those home improvements you’ve been planning but just never got around to doing when the weather was so beautiful...
The free classes are designed to empower attendees with knowledge to make smart, informed decisions when making home upgrades or improving home comfort. Classes will cover lighting and appliances, air leakage and sealing, indoor air quality and crawl spaces...
When Christopher Carr and his family were considering the purchase of a home in Fairbanks that was built in 1969, they could see that the home was not insulated well and was losing energy out of every corner...
This year, our board of directors held their August meeting in Nome. For one meeting each year, the board meets in a community outside of Anchorage in order to experience the challenges and opportunities in other communities in Alaska that we serve...
Searching for the right home loan for what may be the biggest single purchase an Alaskan makes can feel intimidating and downright other-worldly. An online mortgage tool created by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation was released this fall to help Alaskans identify the right financing for their future home...
The Housing Choice Voucher program in Anchorage provides rental support for low-income Alaskans to obtain housing provided by landlords in the private sector. A lottery will determine participant placement...
Facility personnel from throughout Alaska have been invited to learn best practices from local experts and identify challenges when formulating a successful energy management strategy. A widely recognized expert in the field of energy management, Tim Janos, will also provide a national perspective...
Facility personnel from throughout Alaska have been invited to learn best practices from local experts and identify challenges when formulating a successful energy management strategy. A widely recognized expert in the field of energy management, Tim Janos, will also provide a national perspective...
One community is without a village public safety officer despite advertising for two years. Another community houses its two teachers in an aging mobile home that was severely damaged by a storm. Alaska Housing, in partnership with the Rasmuson Foundation, announces $2 million in THHP grants to support housing construction in four rural Alaska communities...
Today's challenges to housing in Alaska include affordability, old or inadequate construction, inefficient use of energy. Tomorrow's challenges include more aging Alaskans and a transient population that is impacting communities, according to a 2018 Housing Assessment...
Highlighted accomplishments published in the report include: A dividend of $29.4 million to the state; 209 units of affordable housing units developed or upgraded through the Greater Opportunities for Affordable Living program...