Category: News Releases

June is National Homeownership Month, a time to reflect on how Alaskans are making the dream of homeownership come true.
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has completed its initial analysis of Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance applications, determining that all eligible applicants will receive some form of aid as part of the congressionally funded program.
Alaska Housing joined other community partners to help break ground on the Providence Alaska House in Anchorage.
People Drive Ideas at AHFC - Posted May 6, 2022
A year after joining Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Greg Holoman has made a significant contribution in multiple areas across the organization that have benefited Alaskans.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 31, 2022 – As Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance enters its final week of application acceptance, 8,582 applications have been submitted statewide to date. Alaska homeowners facing pandemic-related financial hardships such as mortgage delinquencies are encouraged to apply immediately. The online application process is easy to navigate and mobile-friendly — currently, roughly 71% of applications have been submitted by a mobile device. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 4, 2022, 11:59 p.m. AKDT, at AlaskaHousingRelief.org.
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation opened the pre-registration window for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. As of 9:30 this morning, 4,007 people have checked their eligibility. The majority represents interest from Anchorage, Mat-Su, Juneau, Fairbanks and Ketchikan. All Alaska homeowners financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to pre-register and check their eligibility at AlaskaHousingRelief.org in advance of the formal application window March 14 - April 4, 2022.
Alaska homeowners impacted by COVID-19 will soon have access to apply for mortgage and related assistance through Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance. The objective of the congressionally approved program is to reduce mortgage delinquencies, forbearances and foreclosures, as well as prevent loss of utilities or energy services, providing a new layer of security for Alaskans facing challenges due to the pandemic. Homeowners are encouraged to preregister at AlaskaHousingRelief.org beginning Feb. 28, 2022.
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 Finance Corporation closed its most recent Alaska Housing Rent Relief window Oct. 1, 2021. Distribution of federal emergency relief funds is already underway.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The deadline to apply for rent and utility relief through Alaska Housing Rent Relief is 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 5, 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.
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.