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Pregnant with twins and with eight months of sobriety under her belt, Jennifer was looking for a stable home to raise her babies in Fairbanks. She needed a way to pay rent and save money; she signed up for affordable housing with Alaska Housing. Stability in housing provided by Alaska Housing plus lots of hard work allowed Jennifer to move through the ranks at the company where she was working...
2020 Greater Opportunities for Affordable Living grants and tax credit have been selected by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and will be awarded across the state. Eight affordable housing projects in Wasilla, Petersburg, Eagle River, Homer, Kenai, and Anchorage were awarded a total of $12 million to project sponsors for affordable rental and supportive housing...
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...
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported today that there was a decline in the number of homeless veterans in Alaska, Idaho and Washington state between the point-in-time counts conducted by HUD-funded local Continuums of Care in January 2018 and in January 2019...
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has announced that the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is among the first 11 public housing authorities nationwide that have been approved to participate in HUD’s Foster Youth to Independence initiative...
Data Provides Efficiencies - Posted October 15, 2019
Alaska Housing created the open-source Building Monitoring System known as BMON that measures real-time energy use to provide a summary of building operational performance. Energy use of Alaska Housing properties, including its headquarters, are managed by the system and data is provided publicly. With a click of a button, Alaska Housing can review energy-use trends and identify signs of potential problems in heat and electric supplies across its senior and public housing units. 
Shelters Prepare for Winter - Posted October 15, 2019
Shelters around the state prepare for families in need during the colder months The Emergency Cold Weather Shelter System has opened in Anchorage. Families seeking shelter are encouraged to dial 2-1-1, an Alaska-specific helpline that connects Alaskans with services, providers and other resources in their community.
Leaves are falling and temperatures are dropping. Take this opportunity to look around your home and make sure you’re winter ready.
Youth Take Energy Pledge Statewide - Posted October 15, 2019
Many Alaskans simply pay electric bills each month without a second thought as to which appliances are eating up the most electricity. A lesson in energy efficiency and learning how to calculate the cost of electricity for everyday appliances could help lower monthly bills.
In rural areas individuals struggling without shelter often find haven inside the home of another family member or friend. Without a nonprofit shelter and in some of the most extreme climates on earth, families don’t have another choice.
Department of Revenue Commissioner Bruce Tangeman joined the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s seven-member board of directors in 2019. As a board director, Commissioner Tangeman uses his vast experience in finance and public and private sectors to contribute to Alaska Housing’s success...
Shelters Prepare for Winter - Posted October 15, 2019
Shelters around the state prepare for families in need during the colder months The Emergency Cold Weather Shelter System has opened in Anchorage. Families seeking shelter are encouraged to dial 2-1-1, an Alaska-specific helpline that connects Alaskans with services, providers and other resources in their community...
Leaves are falling and temperatures are dropping. Take this opportunity to look around your home and make sure you’re winter ready. Here are three easy items to check off your list...
Alaska Housing hasn’t had a presence at the Alaska State Fair for 20 years. That changed in August with the presence of the Loan Wizard. It’s an easy-to-use digital tool, developed by Alaska Housing, that assists borrowers and lenders to find what may be the right loan for a given situation...
Youth Take Energy Pledge Statewide - Posted October 15, 2019
Many Alaskans simply pay electric bills each month without a second thought as to which appliances are eating up the most electricity. A lesson in energy efficiency and learning how to calculate the cost of electricity for everyday appliances could help lower monthly bills...
Signing of capital budget bill allows providers to deliver services to those in need. Responding to questions from homeless providers, advocacy organizations and philanthropic organizations across the state, the CEO/Executive Director of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation announces its plan...
Adam Crum serves as commissioner for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. He was born and raised in Alaska and has more than a decade of experience in the private sector...
Alaska Housing Outreach Specialist and instructor of HomeChoice™, Maria Celli, shares her top seven tips for savvy homebuyers...
Why an Alaska Housing Loan? - Posted July 31, 2019
Buying a new home can be like traveling through unknown terrain. Alaska Housing is a buyer’s navigator, outfitting her with homebuying tools such as competitive financing and comprehensive homebuyer education...