Rental Housing Links

Consumer

Consumer.gov - This is a great resource for consumer information from the federal government.

Credit Reports - The only official website for a free credit report from each of the three credit repositories is www.annualcreditreport.com. You can get one free credit report from all three every 12 months; however, you can view them all at once or spread the requests out.

C.L.U.E Reports - The right to a free CLUE report every 12 months became effective Dec. 1, 2014, as a result of amendments to the FCRA, known as the FACT Act. Even if you have received a free report because of an adverse action, you still have the right to receive a free report under the FACT Act. For info on how to get your free claims history or CLUE report, see www.choicepoint.com/factact.html or call 866-312-8076.

HousingHelpNowAlaska - If foreclosure or eviction is a possibility for you, help is provided through RurAL CAP, Alaska Legal Services, AARP, LSC, and Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Alaska.

HUD's Making Home Affordable Program - The Obama Administration's Making Home Affordable program will offer assistance to as many as 7 to 9 million homeowners making a good-faith effort to make their mortgage payments, while attempting to prevent the destructive impact of the housing crisis on families and communities.

Homeless

Alaska Council for the Homeless - This is a state board appointed by the governor to develop strategies for the use of state and federal resources to reduce homelessness in Alaska.

HUDVET State and Local Resources - The HUDVET Directory's State and Local Resources Section was designed to assist the planning and delivery of community-based Continuum of Care services for veterans who are homeless.

National Coalition for the Homeless - National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) engages in public education, policy advocacy and grassroots organizing, with a focus in the following areas: housing justice, economic justice, health care justice and civil rights.

National Council of State Housing Agencies – National Council of State Housing Agencies is a national, nonprofit organization created by the nation's state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to assist in increasing housing opportunities for lower income and underserved individuals through the financing, development and preservation of affordable housing.

Landlord/Tenant Issues; Law Clinics; Legal Assistance; Fair Housing

Alaska Legal Services – Alaska Legal Services is a private, nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Alaskans.

Alaska Pro Bono Program – An allied effort of the Alaska Bar Association and the Alaska Legal Services Corporation, Alaska Pro Bono Program is designed to provide volunteer legal help for low-income Alaskans. It teaches the Alaska Legal Services Landlord Tenant Clinics.

Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST - A new initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST is designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. The program consists of a comprehensive training curriculum, as well as a toll-free information line and website designed to provide technical guidance to the public.

FreeAdvice.Com - The leading law and "legal advice" site for consumers and small businesses, FreeAdvice.com offers Q&A Law and Legal Advice Forums, a State Law Center, Ask a Lawyer on Free Advice Live and a feature that helps you locate a qualified attorney.

Landlord and Tenant Act - Landlord and tenant rights and obligations under Alaska law. In accordance with Alaska Statute (AS) 44.23.020(b)(8), it has been approved by the Alaska Department of Law and published by the Alaska Real Estate Commission. WARNING: The Alaska Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act may be amended by the State Legislature. It is advisable to check with your nearest Legislative Information Office to find out whether the law has been amended. The Alaska Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act is not included at this website but is available for reference at your local law library. This information was last revised in March 1997.

Landlord/Tenant Clinics - Volunteer attorneys who teach these free clinics focus on providing in-depth advice on landlord/tenant law, plus offer special assistance for some tenants with certain types of housing problems. Clinics are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Rental Housing

Affordable Housing Resource Center - A clearinghouse for the latest news as well as archived information about low-income housing tax credits, tax-exempt bonds and affordable housing legislative and policy updates, application deadlines and allocation amounts by state, QAPs, private letter rulings and other IRS regulations and forms, a census tract lookup, Rent & Income Limit Calculator©, a calendar of industry events and links to state and federal government agencies, consultants, developers, attorneys, underwriters, sponsors, lenders rating agencies and other resources.

Association of Alaska Housing Authorities - A private, nonprofit corporation with a board of directors that includes the executive directors of Alaska's 14 regional housing authorities and the executive director of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, the state's housing finance agency.

Fairbanks Neighborhood Housing Services - Fairbanks Neighborhood Housing Services is a grassroots organization of neighborhood residents, government officials and business leaders working together to revitalize neighborhoods and preserve and develop affordable housing for low-and moderate-income families.

National Low-Income Housing Coalition - Dedicated to ending America's affordable housing crisis, NLIHC educates, organizes and advocates to ensure decent, affordable housing within healthy neighborhoods for everyone. NLIHC provides up-to-date information, formulates policy and educates the public on housing needs and the strategies for solutions.