Category: COVID-19

New Rent Relief Application Period Open - Posted September 13, 2021
AHFC is accepting applications 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. AHFC is dedicated to providing an accessible process to quickly assist people in our statewide communities who may be dealing with anxieties associated with job loss as a result of the pandemic.
With an established and streamlined rent and mortgage relief assistance program firmly in place, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is poised to efficiently move forward and address concerns raised by the recent Supreme Court ruling ending the eviction moratorium.
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.
The eviction moratorium enacted through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 expires on July 31, 2021. Get up-to-date information for both renters and landlords, including guidance on eviction, information about legal rights & aid, and resources for those with immediate need. Find out today what steps you can take to keep your housing secure.
Alaska Housing Rent Relief has helped tens of thousands of Alaskan renters keep their housing secure by distributing millions in federal emergency rental assistance. Learn more about the status of this program, including the number of applications received and total funds distributed.
The Biden administration extended an order to temporarily halt rental evictions, allowing eligible tenants to stay in their housing through July 31, 2021. Renters will find details about qualifying for eviction protection, how to inform their landlord, and opportunities for assistance with rent. Property owners will learn how the eviction protection impacts them, advice on how to continue receiving rental payments, and more.
Do you need help paying for your internet service? Apply now for the FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit, which provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
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.
Do you have questions about what happens now that you've submitted an application for Alaska Housing Rent Relief? Learn how to check the status of your application, what additional information you might need to provide, how relief payments are distributed, and more.
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.
Calculate Income & Apply for Rent Relief - Posted February 23, 2021
If you are struggling to make rent and/or utility payments, you have until March 5th to apply for Alaska Housing Rent Relief. Learn more about how to check your eligibility and the application process. Get started today!
Apply Now for Rent & Utilities Relief - Posted February 16, 2021
Are you an Alaskan renter struggling with rent or utilities? The application period for Alaska Housing Rent Relief is now open and you can start applying today! Read on to learn more about this new rent relief program available to all eligible Alaskans.
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.
Check Your Eligibility for New Rent Relief - Posted February 8, 2021
Are you an Alaskan renter struggling to pay rent or utilities? You may be eligible for up to 12 months of rent and/or utility assistance through Alaska Housing Rent Relief. The application opens February 16th but you can check your eligibility and pre-register today!
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.
Eviction & Foreclosure Moratorium Extended - Posted January 24, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a statement extending the original moratorium on rental evictions through March 31, 2021 — and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced an extension of the original Federal Housing Administration (FHA) eviction and foreclosure moratorium on federally-backed single family mortgages through March 31, 2021.
Did you know that any Alaskan can get tested for COVID-19? You do not need a referral from a doctor or medical provider at most testing sites, and many offer testing free of charge. Read on to find a testing site near you.
Rent Relief & Eviction Ban Extended - Posted December 28, 2020
Alaskans living in rental housing and struggling to pay their rent will have continued protections into 2021 under the renewed ban on evictions. Learn more about the recent bill signed by the Trump Administration, which also includes rent relief funding for those in need.