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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.
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.
Find resources for mental and emotional health, recovery resources, physical well-being, and food and nutrition — including food assistance programs.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.