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Shakira Kazmer Quintana has a number of roles with Alaska Housing. Almost all of them come down to one simple concept: "I just want to work now to help others."
It’s Home Show Season! - Posted March 16, 2023
Spring is home show season in Alaska. Here are three reasons why home shows can be such popular and valuable attractions.
Janet Carr-Campbell created The Music Machine four decades ago, a place where kids could participate in theater and music. In 2022 that included a recipient of the Alaska Housing Youth Summer Camp and Activity Scholarship.
Protecting Your Home From Ice Dams - Posted March 8, 2023
The icicles hanging off your roof may look pretty, but they can be damaging to your home. Find out the causes of icicles and ice dams, how to prevent them and why that's important for your house's well-being.
Growing a Career at AHFC - Posted March 2, 2023
When Mike Carlson joined Alaska Housing a decade ago, he was looking for opportunities to grow his career and be part of 'something bigger than just me.' He's found just that in his time at AHFC.
Thinking about making improvements to increase your home's energy efficiency? Recent changes to the tax law will allow homeowners to receive more tax credits for qualified energy efficiency improvements.
Came for Opportunity, Stayed for Community - Posted February 22, 2023
Alaska Housing's longest-serving employee, Phill Adams, reflects on his 34-year career in the mortgage department and how the industry and the corporation have changed over the years.
An Alaska Housing Love Story - Posted February 14, 2023
In times of joy and sadness, Linda has found support from her community at Alaska Housing's Golden Towers property in Fairbanks. She also found something she hadn't expected – love!
Tips to Avoid Rental Scams - Posted February 10, 2023
When it comes to housing rentals, if it sounds too good to be true that may just be the case. Here are some tips to help you spot a scam and avoid them.
New Resources Available for Landlords - Posted February 7, 2023
New resources are now available for Alaska landlords on AHFC's website. Check out our landlord toolkit and more!
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.
Living the Mission, Loving the Work - Posted January 26, 2023
As Risk Manager for Alaska Housing, Chris Tillman plays a vital role in the organization's mission to provide safe, quality, affordable housing to Alaskans. It's a perfect fit for someone who "always had the feeling that I could help someone."
Making a Difference for Her Community - Posted January 18, 2023
For Karlene Maxwell, her work is an opportunity to help the community she serves.
Kids Taking the Reins - Posted January 11, 2023
For youths attending this summer camp, working with horses helps them build confidence, work ethic and important values. Kayzlee has been able to attend thanks to the Alaska Housing Youth Camp & Activities Scholarship, making connections that can last a lifetime.
Taking the Right Steps - Posted January 4, 2023
John was living in a family member's car when he found a life-changing opportunity with Alaska Housing Stabilization and Recovery. After learning about the program through Helping Alaska in Fairbanks, John is grateful for having a place to call home.
Homeowner Assistance Funds Help Alaskans - Posted January 3, 2023
As Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance has progressed and the needs of eligible applicants have been met in accordance with the guidelines set by U.S. Treasury, AHFC has been able to identify and apply additional assistance in select areas for eligible applicants.
12 Stories to Cheer in 2022 - Posted December 30, 2022
As we look back on 2022, there were tremendous stories Alaska Housing had the privilege of telling.
Understanding Predatory Lending - Posted December 16, 2022
When shopping for a home loan, understanding what predatory lending is and what some of the signs may be can be important.
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.
An Unexpected Journey with AHFC - Posted December 7, 2022
Madison Smith didn't plan to have a job in the public housing sector. However, an internship with Alaska Housing started a journey that has led to fulfilling career.