Category: COVID-19

Nearly 11,000 Alaskans submitted applications for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance.
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.
Designed to reduce mortgage delinquencies, forbearances and foreclosures, federally funded Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance has entered the application review stage. Once complete, distribution of funds will begin to assist Alaskan homeowners.
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.
The application period for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance closes Monday, April 4, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. AKDT. If you are a homeowner experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for mortgage and related assistance. Learn more and apply today.
For homeowners who might be struggling financially, mortgage counseling may help you understand what options are available and evaluate steps you can take to remain securely housed.
Avoiding Mortgage Assistance Scams - Posted March 22, 2022
Unfortunately, monetary scams are not new. If you or someone you know is applying for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance, learn more about how to recognize scam tactics and how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.
Apply Now for Homeowner Assistance - Posted March 14, 2022
The application period for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance is now open. If you or someone you know is a homeowner and struggling to make ends meet, there may be assistance available and you can check your eligibility and apply today. The application period closes on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. AKST.
Whether you already own a home or are on the path to homeownership, if you’ve been approved for a home loan, you'll want to know who your lender is, who services that mortgage, and what your relationship is with both. Learn the difference between a lender and a servicer and who to contact if you are struggling to make your mortgage payments.
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.
Pre-registering for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance allows homeowners who have been impacted financially by COVID-19 to see if they are eligible to receive assistance. It also allows them to start providing important information, saving time when the application period officially opens on March 14, 2022.
Mortgage Help for Alaska Homeowners - Posted February 24, 2022
Alaska homeowners will soon have access to apply for mortgage and related assistance through Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance. Homeowners are encouraged to pre-register and check their eligibility beginning Monday, February 28, 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.
Timely Distribution Keeps Funding In AK - Posted January 20, 2022
Among the first administering agencies to accept applications in the nation, AHFC worked quickly to distribute allocated federal funds through Alaska Housing Rent Relief. Learn more about the success of this program and how working together helped keep Alaskans in their homes.
COVID Challenges Bring Positive Change - Posted December 17, 2021
During the pandemic, Mindy Pruitt, executive director, Kodiak Island Housing Authority (KIHA), knew that her community was feeling the impact of COVID, including her employees. Read how her small but dedicated team figured out how to make things work — for the better.
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.
It Feels Good To Make A Difference - Posted November 21, 2021
As a former journalist, Andrew Kenneson spent the early part of his career writing a story for others to experience. Now an Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) navigator for Kodiak Island Housing Authority, he is living an experience that is directly and positively impacting the lives of others.
The Power of Partnerships - Posted November 19, 2021
As the Chief Executive Officer of TNHA, Griffin Hagle had a front row seat to the pandemic and its devastating effects on residents of the Arctic Slope. Learn how TNHA’s partnership with AHFC allowed them to take swift advantage of Alaska Housing Rent Relief, and quickly serve several dozen renters in the area.
Mindy Pruitt, executive director, Kodiak Island Housing Authority (KIHA), understands first-hand the tremendous impact generated by Congress’ approval of emergency rent relief aid. Read about the positive influence Alaska Housing Rent Relief has had in her community.