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Pat Verdugo has spent the past two decades with Alaska Housing, working in a variety of roles for AHFC’s Public Housing Department in Fairbanks. At 78 years old, she's not showing any signs of slowing down.
AHFC outreach specialists help prospective homebuyers see what is possible through HomeChoice™, a no-cost homebuyer education class. Now, the class has returned with an option for in-person learning.
The Benefits of Home Renovations - Posted June 26, 2023
There are plenty of reasons why homeowners consider renovating their homes, whether to improve functionality or make it a more comfortable living space. Here are five potential benefits of home improvements.
Maintaining proper insulation and air sealing are essential steps in creating an energy efficient home. Homeowners who make energy efficiency improvements can not only save on utility costs, they may also benefit from federal income tax credits.
The deadline to apply for a Youth Summer Camp and Activity Scholarship is June 30, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Alaska Time. Funds are available on a first come, first served basis and can be used toward a summer camp, activity, or sport of your choosing. Check eligibility and apply today!
When looking for a mortgage loan, there are several important factors to consider. Here are five important things to keep in mind as you consider a loan to buy a home.
Redefining What Is Possible - Posted June 21, 2023
As Alaska Housing worked to get federal financial assistance to Alaskans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it helped redefine Donald Gotchal's work – for the better.
Purchasing a new home can be an exhilarating experience. But it can also be overwhelming, especially when faced with real estate terms that may not be familiar to everyone. Here is a list of common terms that are helpful for prospective homeowners to know.
Twenty-five years after starting with Alaska Housing as a maintenance laborer, Pat Cochran has worked in a number of positions within the organization – allowing him to see the impact AHFC makes from many different perspectives.
There are a lot of things to consider when buying a home. Here are five tips and some valuable resources from AHFC that can help you in the decision-making process.
Housing Alaskans: A Public-Private Partnership (HAPPP) is accepting grant applications for “top- off” funding of up to $150,000 for new construction and rehabilitation housing projects. The grant will provide funds for qualified housing projects ready to break ground or be completed in June 2023. The application deadline is Sunday, June 4, 2023.
Investing in upgrades to make your home more energy efficient can help manage costs over time.
Apply before May 31, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Alaska Time for an Education Scholarship! Awardees can receive up to $2,500 to help pay for tuition, books and fees directly related to their education.
Alaska Housing’s Summer Student Program offers temporary work for teens and young adults.
Making Dreams a Reality - Posted May 11, 2023
For Radames Mercado-Barbosa, education is an opportunity to realize his dreams. Recently, the junior at University of Alaska Anchorage received assistance from Alaska Housing to help him in that journey.
Jerusha Gatfield has spent much of her career ensuring people have access to safe, quality, affordable housing.
Celebrating Older Americans in May - Posted May 5, 2023
May is Older Americans Month, a time to recognize the contributions of seniors in Alaska. This year we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Older Americans Month.
The Youth Summer Camp and Activity Scholarship makes it possible for young Alaskans to attend a summer camp, take part in an activity, or participate in a sport of their choosing. In 2023 AHFC celebrates 12 years of offering this scholarship, with awards of up to $500.00 per youth.
If you're a landlord looking to receive consistent rent payments while helping Alaskans secure quality housing, it takes a few simple steps to participate.
“Team AHFC” – a group of Alaska Housing employees and their family members – participated in Covenant House's Sleep Out to raise awareness and funds for youth facing homelessness in Alaska.