Category: Renting

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.
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.
Violence At Home? There May Be Help. - Posted December 1, 2020
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, the Empowering Choice Housing Program may offer a way out. Learn about this program and other resources for families in need of safe housing.
Tips for Preventing Falls This Winter - Posted November 5, 2020
Experienced Alaskans know what's coming … and while we can't stop from slipping into winter, we can help stop ourselves from slipping and falling onto the cold, hard ground.
The Good Neighbor's Guide to Halloween - Posted October 30, 2020
This year big parties and public celebrations are off but Halloween is still on! Celebrating any holiday during COVID-19 can be fun while taking steps to keep everyone safe.
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.
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.
Educational Scholarships up to $2,500 - Posted October 1, 2020
Our Education Scholarship program is open and accepting applications. If you've been thinking about attending a trade or vocational school, traditional college, or other professional training, apply for up to $2,500 in educational funds. Applicants must reside in an assisted rental unit owned by AHFC or receive assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher program. Other eligibility requirements also apply.
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.
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.