Category: COVID-19

Summary of Eviction FAQs for Renters - Posted October 21, 2020
To prevent further spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued an Order that temporarily halts residential evictions under certain circumstances. To help clarify the details of this Order, the CDC published additional guidance and answers to frequently asked questions. We've gone one step further and provided a summary of all this information for you, along with specific information and resources for Alaskan families.
Need Some Help Helping With Homework? - Posted October 14, 2020
Finding a balance with work and household responsibilities is a challenge, and adding homeschool or online coursework for your kids can feel overwhelming. We're here to help! Check out these free online resources that will get you and your young student going in the right direction.
Indoor Air Quality, Smoke and COVID-19 - Posted October 5, 2020
In the past, indoor air quality (IAQ) primarily related to indoor air pollutants such as mold, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), off-gassing from our flooring and furniture, and even the cleaning supplies we use. But COVID-19 has created another level of concern for IAQ.
Guidance for Landlords on Tenants and Rent - Posted September 22, 2020
Are you a landlord that partners with AHFC housing programs? Learn more about how we are supporting our tenants, and in turn, ensuring that landlords keep financially stable families in their units.
Voucher Recipients: Info on Rent & Eviction - Posted September 18, 2020
If you participate in the voucher program and are having trouble making your rent payment, we have specific guidance for you! Learn more about eviction bans, rent relief, and the steps you should take right now to keep your housing secure.
Rent Guidance for Public Housing Families - Posted September 17, 2020
If you live in AHFC Public Housing and are having trouble making your rent payment, we have specific guidance for you! Learn more about eviction bans, rent relief, and the steps you should take right now to keep your housing secure.
Where to Get Flu Shots & Other Vaccinations - Posted September 16, 2020
The flu shot is one of the most popular vaccinations this time of year, and for good reason! Learn why, and where in your community you can get your flu shot and other vaccinations.
Keeping your family safe and healthy is more important than ever. We’ve put together a list of resources with activities, advice, and people to help support you.
If you have school-aged children and were impacted by the COVID-19 related school closures in 2019-2020, you may be eligible for reimbursable food expenses. Learn more about the Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT).
Eviction Ban Extended for Renters - Posted September 4, 2020
The Trump administration issued an order banning landlords from evicting tenants from properties they can no longer afford to rent due to income lost to the coronavirus pandemic. Learn about the updated status of eviction moratoria, your rights as a renter, and what you can do right now keep your housing secure. 
Budgeting Made Easy - Posted September 3, 2020
Everyone can benefit from a creating a personal budget, and it's easier than you think! Learn how to track your spending, reduce costs, and plan for your financial future. We have all the resources you need to get started.
New Resource Library For Job Hunters - Posted September 2, 2020
Are you looking for your first job, transitioning to a new profession, or re-entering the work force after time away? Want to keep that job you love, develop your professional skill set, or further your education? This comprehensive online toolbox is just what you need! Through checklists, videos, and specific examples, the Jumpstart Library will give you the confidence to reach your career goals.
Painting? Color Choice Impacts Your Mood - Posted August 25, 2020
Thinking about getting a space ready for your child’s remote learning? Experts on color psychology say, the color of your environment can impact mood, behavior, memory and learning.
Cruising Car Show Delights Seniors - Posted August 5, 2020
On July 23rd, residents watched inside from their windows and distanced outside as of parade of classic Corvettes from the Anchorage Corvette Association cruised past the buildings providing relief for cooped up seniors.
Anchorage, Alaska, June 30, 2020 – Up to $1,200 in mortgage and rent relief was made available to eligible Alaskans through the federal CARES Act in response to COVID-19 hardship. Applications were accepted by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation from across the state for a two-week period from June 15-26, 2020.
The Multifamily Housing Office has released a search tool that enables families to search for a property to see if it is assisted by HUD and thus, subject to the federal eviction moratorium.
Alaska Housing Relief During COVID-19 - Posted June 10, 2020
The Alaska Housing Relief program will help those Alaskans who are struggling to pay for their rent or mortgage for a month. $10 million has been set aside for relief. A dedicated website will help individuals determine whether their household qualifies for this one-time financial assistance that could mean up to $1,200 per household that will be paid to their landlord or mortgage servicer.
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy and Alaska Housing Finance Corporation jointly announced today eligibility requirements and the process for Alaskans seeking financial relief from their rent and mortgage obligations.
Keep Your Social Circle Small - Posted June 7, 2020
As Alaska slowly reopens its economy and eases restrictions, some Alaskans are wondering how much socializing is reasonable if we hope to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder issued a warning on April 28 against predatory practices related to COVID-19 and housing. In a recent memorandum, Attorney General William Barr instructed every U.S. Attorney across the country to deploy all available enforcement tools against anyone who tries to capitalize on the current crisis by sexually harassing people in need of housing.