Working Together To Find Affordable Housing Solutions - Posted April 26, 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.
Homebuyer Education by the Numbers - Posted April 18, 2022
Understanding the process of purchasing a home can be an important investment. Alaska Housing’s free homebuyer education courses are helping residents across the state learn the information they need. Get the statistics behind our HomeChoice™️ and Finally Home! courses.
AHFC Homebuyer Education Trends - Posted April 18, 2022
Across the state, Alaskans are taking advantage of homebuyer education programs that provide important information about purchasing a home. Learn more about who is participating in Alaska Housing’s homebuyer education courses and how they are helping people like you.
Up to $2,500 Available in Education Scholarships - Posted April 15, 2022
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.
Education Scholarship Leads to Opportunity - Posted April 15, 2022
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.
Remembering Representative Don Young - Posted April 6, 2022
Congressman Young’s legacy in Alaska is far-reaching and will be ever-present in our history. Bryan Butcher, AHFC CEO/Executive Director, shares memories about this "fierce defender of our great state."
More than 8,500 Applications Received for Alaska Homeowner Assistance - Posted March 31, 2022
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 31, 2022 – As Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance enters its final week of application acceptance, 8,582 applications have been submitted statewide to date. Alaska homeowners facing pandemic-related financial hardships such as mortgage delinquencies are encouraged to apply immediately. The online application process is easy to navigate and mobile-friendly — currently, roughly 71% of applications have been submitted by a mobile device. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 4, 2022, 11:59 p.m. AKDT, at AlaskaHousingRelief.org.
Deadline April 4th for Homeowner Assistance - Posted March 28, 2022
The application period for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance closes Monday, April 4, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. AKDT. If you are a homeowner experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for mortgage and related assistance. Learn more and apply today.
Mortgage Counseling Can Benefit Homeowners - Posted March 25, 2022
For homeowners who might be struggling financially, mortgage counseling may help you understand what options are available and evaluate steps you can take to remain securely housed.
Avoiding Mortgage Assistance Scams - Posted March 22, 2022
Unfortunately, monetary scams are not new. If you or someone you know is applying for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance, learn more about how to recognize scam tactics and how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.
Real Estate Stays Hot in Alaska Through End of 2021 - Posted March 15, 2022
Real estate statistics from the Fourth Quarter of 2021 show another banner period of activity across all rail-belt communities, while Southeast Alaska continues to have the highest average sales prices of homes in Alaska.
Apply Now for Homeowner Assistance - Posted March 14, 2022
The application period for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance is now open. If you or someone you know is a homeowner and struggling to make ends meet, there may be assistance available and you can check your eligibility and apply today. The application period closes on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. AKST.
Alaska Housing Announces Funding For Low-Income And Senior Housing Projects - Posted March 11, 2022
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.
Mortgage Lenders Vs. Servicers: What's The Difference? - Posted March 10, 2022
Whether you already own a home or are on the path to homeownership, if you’ve been approved for a home loan, you'll want to know who your lender is, who services that mortgage, and what your relationship is with both. Learn the difference between a lender and a servicer and who to contact if you are struggling to make your mortgage payments.
First Week of Pre-registrations for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance Results in 4,000 Eligibility Checks - Posted March 7, 2022
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation opened the pre-registration window for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. As of 9:30 this morning, 4,007 people have checked their eligibility. The majority represents interest from Anchorage, Mat-Su, Juneau, Fairbanks and Ketchikan. All Alaska homeowners financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to pre-register and check their eligibility at AlaskaHousingRelief.org in advance of the formal application window March 14 - April 4, 2022.
Pre-register Today for Homeowner Assistance - Posted March 4, 2022
Pre-registering for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance allows homeowners who have been impacted financially by COVID-19 to see if they are eligible to receive assistance. It also allows them to start providing important information, saving time when the application period officially opens on March 14, 2022.
Class Is In Session For Prospective Homebuyers - Posted March 3, 2022
Ready to learn more about the homebuying process? Register for one of our education sessions! Learn which loans may be right for you, what inspections need to take place and how energy efficient homes can free your money for other priorities.
Mortgage Help for Alaska Homeowners - Posted February 24, 2022
Alaska homeowners will soon have access to apply for mortgage and related assistance through Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance. Homeowners are encouraged to pre-register and check their eligibility beginning Monday, February 28, 2022.
Mortgage Related Pandemic Relief Soon Available From Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Posted February 18, 2022
Alaska homeowners impacted by COVID-19 will soon have access to apply for mortgage and related assistance through Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance. The objective of the congressionally approved program is to reduce mortgage delinquencies, forbearances and foreclosures, as well as prevent loss of utilities or energy services, providing a new layer of security for Alaskans facing challenges due to the pandemic. Homeowners are encouraged to preregister at AlaskaHousingRelief.org beginning Feb. 28, 2022.