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Application for statewide homeowner assistance opens March 14; pre-register now

March 2, 2022 – News

Homeowners in Alaska experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for assistance through the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance. The application period opens March 14 and closes April 4 at 11:59 p.m. Juneau homeowners can check their eligibility and pre-register now at AlaskaHousingRelief.org. Once registered, applicants will be automatically connected to an online eligibility checker to verify if they meet program requirements.

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 federal funds directly, or through trusted business partners, 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.

To see if you qualify and to pre-register, go to AlaskaHousingRelief.org. Additional information is available by reviewing this fact sheet, reading these FAQs, or by contacting AHFC’s Call Center at 1-833-330-8290 toll free.

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.