Category: Renting

Alaska Housing received nearly $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide access to permanent affordable housing for non-elderly individuals with disabilities.
When presented with the opportunity to distribute nearly $300 million in federal rental assistance to Alaskans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Alaska Housing used innovative thinking and collaboration to make it happen. Recently, AHFC was recognized nationally for those efforts and its impact on Alaskans.
A Story of Tenacity - Posted November 29, 2022
Robert battled alcohol and drug use, served time in prison, and battled depression, anxiety and insomnia. Eventually, he recognized the need to change the way he was living. Robert used resources available to him, including Alaska Housing Rent Relief, to help forge a new future.
Housing Rental Market Facing Challenges - Posted November 16, 2022
The housing rental market has been challenging for people across the United States, including Alaska, due to a variety of factors.
Helping Out First-Time Renters - Posted November 1, 2022
For someone renting for the first time, it can be an exciting but nerve-wracking experience. Landlords can help ease the transition with a few simple steps.
The designation means borrowers can take advantage of Alaska Housing's Military Facility Zone Program, which will allow increased financing opportunities for investors building residences in the area.
Alaska Housing was recognized nationally for its work in helping Alaskans facing homelessness. Alaska Housing Stabilization and Recovery was cited by the Council of State Community Development Agencies for providing assistance to Alaska residents.
Helping Tenants Get a New Start - Posted September 28, 2022
Alyssa is the third generation working in her family's property rental business in Fairbanks. One of the things she appreciates most about her work is being able to offer some tenants a fresh start.
Maximize Your Alaska Permanent Fund - Posted September 14, 2022
While it is an exciting time when Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend checks are due to arrive, financial experts also encourage people to be thoughtful in how they spend a sudden infusion of money. Here are some tips that can help people meet their financial goals.
Sarah Terwilliger's desire to help others and her commitment to ensuring Alaskans have access to safe, affordable and quality housing, has given her opportunities to find professional growth with AHFC.
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.
Know a teen or young adult looking for summer work? Alaska Housing’s Summer Student Program may have the right opportunity for them. Hear from past summer hires about their experience, and see if AHFC is hiring in your community!
For more than a decade, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has been helping kids have access to camps through the Youth Summer Camp and Activity Scholarship. Hear from the campers themselves as they share their experiences.
Since 2011, AHFC's Youth Summer Camp and Activity Scholarship has helped more than 1,000 young Alaskans attend a summer camp. Learn more about the many opportunities available, as well as eligibility and the deadline to apply for summer 2022.
Whether looking to buy or to rent, the costs and lack of availability have made it difficult for many Alaskans to find safe, affordable housing. Mark Romick, Alaska Housing Deputy Executive Director, shares why the issue is even more serious when it comes to affordable housing for lower income families.
The application period for Alaska Housing Education Scholarships is open for families in public housing until May 31, 2022. Learn more about how these scholarships are benefiting students, as well as eligibility and how to apply.
AHFC encourages families to continue their education and advance career goals. Read how the Alaska Housing Education Scholarship helped one Alaskan earn degrees and build his professional development.
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has announced the distribution of nearly $44 million in funding to assist organizations across the state in their efforts to provide affordable housing for low- to moderate-income families and seniors.
New Housing In Palmer for Senior Alaskans - Posted February 4, 2022
Whispering Winds is an 84 unit, independent living community for Alaskans 55 years of age and above. Jim McCall in Alaska Housing’s Senior Housing Office shares why this new facility is a great place to call home.
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.