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.
New Housing In Palmer for Senior Alaskans - Posted February 4, 2022
Whispering Winds is an 84 unit, independent living community for Alaskans 55 years of age and above. Jim McCall in Alaska Housing’s Senior Housing Office shares why this new facility is a great place to call home.
Timely Distribution Keeps Funding In AK - Posted January 20, 2022
Among the first administering agencies to accept applications in the nation, AHFC worked quickly to distribute allocated federal funds through Alaska Housing Rent Relief. Learn more about the success of this program and how working together helped keep Alaskans in their homes.
Staff Story: Derrick Chan - Posted January 3, 2022
Work performance can be hard to measure but Daniel Delfino, director of AHFC’s planning department, found a unique way to bring attention to employee Derrick Chan’s contributions to AHFC.
Staff Story: Mark Romick - Posted December 31, 2021
Raising awareness and combating homelessness are top priorities for AHFC. Learn how Deputy Executive Director Mark Romick made a difference during a national fundraising event.
AHFC Employees Bring Holiday Cheer - Posted December 28, 2021
Christmas may only come once a year, but for two AHFC employees the planning for holiday fun lasted throughout the year. Read how they brought the cheer to one Juneau Public Housing Complex.
Staff Story: Sandra Palmer - Posted December 20, 2021
Every February Sandra Palmer in AHFC’s Executive Office celebrates a very special day — Rita Pitka Blumenstein Day. Learn about Sandra's mother Rita, and how her basket weaving and skin sewing found its way to the White House Christmas tree.
COVID Challenges Bring Positive Change - Posted December 17, 2021
During the pandemic, Mindy Pruitt, executive director, Kodiak Island Housing Authority (KIHA), knew that her community was feeling the impact of COVID, including her employees. Read how her small but dedicated team figured out how to make things work — for the better.