Application for statewide homeowner assistance open now thru April 4
Homeowners in Juneau experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for assistance through the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance. The application period opened today, March 14, and closes April 4 at 11:59 p.m. Apply now at AlaskaHousingRelief.org.
The program may be able to help with mortgage payments, property taxes and utilities, insurance premiums, and homeowner association dues. Homeowners must not exceed certain income limits, must occupy the property as their primary residence, and be able to demonstrate that financial hardships are directly related to circumstances associated with COVID-19.
AHFC will disperse funds on behalf of the applicant to their mortgage servicer, land contract holder, manufactured/mobile home lender, condominium/homeowners association, local taxing authority, and utility providers. A list of eligible expenses and use criteria is available on the program’s website.
Funding for the Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance comes from the U.S. Treasury. The State of Alaska received $50 million from the national Homeowner Assistance Fund, established under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.