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New application period for statewide rental assistance opens Sept. 13; check eligibility now

September 8, 2021 – FYI, News

Renters in Alaska who meet the federal requirements may be eligible for up to three months of rent and/or utility assistance. The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) will administer up to $152 million in federal funds to eligible Alaskan renters through a new rent relief application period. If you are in need of rental assistance, check your eligibility and pre-register now. The application period runs Monday, September 13 – Friday, October 1. For more information, go to AlaskaHousingRelief.org.

Alaska Housing Rent Relief is open to all Alaska renters who may be experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. Everyone who is in need of assistance is encouraged to apply, including:

  • Alaskans who are struggling to pay rent and/or utilities
  • Alaskans who are living in an overcrowded or unsafe situation, such as risk of domestic violence or sexual abuse
  • Alaskans who are or have been unemployed, or who are otherwise struggling to keep up financially
  • Alaskans who are at risk of eviction

Households currently receiving Alaska Housing Rent Relief funds are not eligible for overlapping assistance. Applicants who were withdrawn, deemed ineligible or are no longer receiving assistance through Alaska Housing Rent Relief may apply for additional relief.

Renters must apply for Alaska Housing Rent Relief; however, funding is provided directly to landlords, property managers, and utility companies. AHFC’s online eligibility checker at AlaskaHousingRelief.org is the first step to verify applicant qualifications.

For the most current information, visit AlaskaHousingRelief.org or ahfc.us.