Home Caulking Saves Energy and Looks Good - Posted April 28, 2020
Caulking is a low-cost project and something many people can do themselves to improve the look and energy efficiency of their home.
COVID-19 and Your Mortgage Payments - Posted April 27, 2020
These are unprecedented times, and many Alaska homeowners have questions about their mortgage. Should I keep paying my mortgage? What happens if I lost my job and can't afford my monthly payments? Can I postpone them? Who can help me? There's a lot of confusing information out there, so the experts at Alaska Housing prepared this article to guide Alaskans through the options.
Feeding the Hungry in Alaska - Posted April 22, 2020
Nearly 100,000 Alaskans struggle with hunger, and one in five children live in homes that may not have enough food, according to the Food Bank of Alaska. That's in normal circumstances. But we're living in extraordinary times, with COVID-19 shuttering businesses and leaving many Alaskans out of work or facing reduced hours. The threat of hunger is worse now.
Financial Resources and Your Housing - Posted April 21, 2020
We understand that these are unprecedented times, and many Alaska homeowners and renters have questions. This collection of resources can help you find ways to save money and to relieve debt.
Family and Youth Resources - Posted April 20, 2020
This collection of links and groups can help you find advice, activities, and other people to support your family and children during these uncertain times.
Receiving an Economic Impact Payment? - Posted April 13, 2020
The IRS has begun depositing Economic Impact Payments into people's bank accounts as part of the $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief package. To help Alaskans understand this program and any steps they may need to take, Alaska Housing offers this summary of the program.
Are You Struggling to Pay Your Rent? - Posted April 6, 2020
COVID-19 has hit Alaskan communities hard, resulting in lay-offs without pay and reductions in work hours. Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has implemented a special hardship process to provide immediate rental relief to our families affected by income loss due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Resources for Our Tenants - Posted April 5, 2020
AHFC has compiled our COVID-19 resources in one place. Find information on AHFC's operating hours, tenant policies and information on other programs here.
Resources for Your Health and Wellness - Posted April 4, 2020
Find resources for mental and emotional health, recovery resources, physical well-being, and food and nutrition — including food assistance programs.
Learning at Home from Preschool to Adult - Posted April 4, 2020
Educational resources for preschool through adult, including free e-books, science experiments, movies etc.
Bryan Butcher on COVID-19 and Housing - Posted April 3, 2020
The spread of (COVID-19) coronavirus underscores the importance of us delivering on our mission to “provide Alaskans access to safe, quality and affordable housing.” I’m grateful for the partnership we share with you, whether you work in homeless prevention and treatment programs, as one of our landlords, an underwriter, at a government agency, as an Alaskan who trusts us as the investor in your loan, or as one of our employees.
Governor Fast-Tracks Homeless Funding - Posted April 3, 2020
On March 16, 2020 Governor Dunleavy signed HB 206 that included Homeless Assistance Program funding. Two days later, Alaska Housing’s Planning department sent grant agreements totaling $7.2 million to 35 nonprofit providers in 13 communities that provide emergency or transitional housing and/or services to prevent homelessness or rehouse those who have been displaced.
Take Homebuyer Education Classes at Home - Posted April 3, 2020
The in-person homebuyer education class, HomeChoiceTM, is cancelled for the foreseeable future but taught via webinar. Another alternative that’s perfect for home study is the online course Finally Home!
Steps We are Taking in Response to COVID-19 - Posted April 2, 2020
Physical access to all of our buildings is curtailed while the state and individual communities respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. No new appointments or walk-in traffic will be allowed until further notice or by exception.
Collaboration Leads to more Teacher, Health Professional and Public Safety Housing in Five Alaskan Communities - Posted April 1, 2020
Twenty eight rental units will be constructed or rehabilitated for targeted professions that include teachers, nurses or other medical personnel, and public safety officers to fill a void in the housing stock in five Alaska communities.
Responding to Homebuyer Habits Online Are Priorities for Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Posted April 1, 2020
Buying a home in Alaska will be less complicated with modernized names for Alaska Housing Finance Corporation loans and free online resources that provide how-to information about budgeting for a future mortgage and home features that save money.
Betty's Energy Corner: Long-time AHFC staff honored with national accolades - Posted April 1, 2020
Congratulations to AHFC’s Weatherization Program Manager Mimi Burbage! Mimi was recently awarded the Jean Diggs Award for weatherization advocacy from National Association of State Community Services Program at their conference in Washington DC.
Collaboration Leads to more Teacher, Health Professional and Public Safety Housing in Five Alaskan Communities - Posted March 4, 2020
Twenty eight rental units will be constructed or rehabilitated for targeted professions that include teachers, nurses or other medical personnel, and public safety officers to fill a void in the housing stock in five Alaska communities. The 2020 grants totaling $2.17 million, coupled with $500,000 from the Denali Commission are expected to provide an economic impact to the state of more than $10.3 million...
Alaska Housing releases annual report, $46 million dividend - Posted February 19, 2020
Highlighted accomplishments include: $45.6 million dividend, an increase of $6.6 million compared to the previous year; Value of mortgage portfolio up 6% to $3.4 billion, bond portfolio increased 6% to $2.4 billion...
Standing Strong Together - Posted February 4, 2020
The earth shook, the federal government shutdown and at the end of fiscal year 2019, wildfires ravaged parts of the state. It was a year not to be forgotten. The earthquake affected families in 41 homes financed by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation with 13 properties severely damaged. Our mortgage department worked tirelessly with each and every family whose home was damaged by the earthquake...