Category: Renting

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.
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.
Reliable Rental Income for Landlords - Posted December 16, 2021
Are you an Alaska landlord looking for reliable income from your rental properties? If you want to ensure monthly rent payments while also helping Alaskans secure quality housing, consider enrolling as a participating landlord in the Housing Choice Voucher program.
Security Deposit Assistance Deadline 12/23 - Posted December 9, 2021
AHFC Security Deposit Assistance will expire on December 31. If you are participating in AHFC's Housing Choice Voucher program and would like to use this assistance, you have until December 23 to finalize your shopping process and submit required paperwork.
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.
Thinking of Buying A Home? HomeChoice Helps - Posted November 20, 2021
Understanding the steps needed to transition to homeownership can make the journey more successful — especially for first-time buyers. AHFC offers two free classes to help prospective homebuyers work their way through the decisions and steps of buying a home, including how to save money on closing costs. Learn more today!
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.
Like many expectant parents, the pandemic made the circumstances particularly challenging for Alonzo and her family. Learn how they found the assistance they needed through Alaska Housing Rent Relief.
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation closed its most recent Alaska Housing Rent Relief window Oct. 1, 2021. Distribution of federal emergency relief funds is already underway.