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.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors — The Alaskan Way - Posted November 16, 2021
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.
Rent Relief Helps A Growing Family Make Ends Meet - Posted November 11, 2021
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 Rent Relief Second Distribution Successfully Underway Statewide - Posted October 26, 2021
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.
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.
Alaska Well-Positioned for End of Eviction Moratorium - Posted September 1, 2021
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’s Rent Relief Assistance Program Reaches Milestone Providing $100+ Million to 46,000 Residents - Posted August 17, 2021
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.
Student Summer Scholarships Take Center Stage - Posted August 10, 2021
For more than a decade, Alaska Housing has helped more than 1,000 young Alaskans attend a summer camp, take part in an activity, or participate in a sport of their choosing through the Youth Summer Camp and Activities Scholarship. Read about one young Alaskan's experience!
All Alaska Housing Rent Relief Applicants Contacted - Posted August 2, 2021
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.
Guidance On Rental Evictions As Moratorium Ends - Posted July 30, 2021
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 Leads Nation In Distribution of Rent Relief - Posted July 12, 2021
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.
Eviction Ban Extended for Renters Until July 31, 2021 - Posted June 24, 2021
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.
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