Category: COVID-19

The Biden administration extended an order to temporarily halt rental evictions, allowing eligible tenants to stay in their housing through June 30, 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.
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.
Get Help Paying Your Utility Bills - Posted December 27, 2020
With Alaskans still being impacted by the lengthy COVID-19 pandemic, many are struggling financially. Learn about the resources available to help you stay on top of your utility bills this winter!
Statewide Rent & Mortgage Relief Info - Posted December 4, 2020
Whether you are in need of funding to help make your rent or mortgage payment, clear advice on how eviction or foreclosure may apply to you, or links to free legal aid, you'll find all this and more on AHFC's new online resource, Alaska Housing Relief.
Bethel Winter House to receive $1 million - Posted December 2, 2020
Bethel Winter House has applied for a $1 million competitive grant from Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to acquire the old Senior Center and renovate it to accommodate up to 32 clients who are currently or at risk of becoming homeless.
Rental assistance and mortgage/rental arrears/community food service and warm weather gear and emergency shelter collaboration are among the resources to be supported under a federally-funded grant from Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to the Native Village of Kotzebue.
To address the increased need and challenges of serving Juneau’s homeless population during the COVID-19 crisis, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is announcing award of a federally-funded grant.
IAC to be Awarded $1.1 million Grant - Posted November 25, 2020
Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and stalking victims will be better served by Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living thanks to the nonprofits’ grant application and successful award.
AHFC awards $5 million in federal grants - Posted November 19, 2020
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is announcing grants under HUD’s Emergency Solutions Grants-CV program to help seven nonprofit organizations around Alaska provide rapid rehousing efforts and homelessness prevention for vulnerable populations impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.