Alaska State Government and Public Real Estate News

Juneau, Alaska – August 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Sean Parnell announced appointments to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Board of Trustees, Statewide Suicide Prevention Council, Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Alaska Council on the Homeless, Alaska Pioneers’ Homes Advisory Board, and State Vocational Rehabilitation Committee. more »

ANCHORAGE, AK – August 6, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) –t were damaged by last year’s spring breakup flooding along the Yukon River. Last summer, the volunteers completed repairs to seven homes in Hughes. This July, a team of 11 volunteers, three of whom returned for a second season, finished construction on two homes in Emmonak. more »

ANCHORAGE, AK, June 27, 2014 –- June 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) is awarding more than $5.9 million in homeless assistance funds through its Basic Homeless Assistance Program.

Funds will be distributed to 28 organizations in 13 communities statewide, and are expected to benefit more than 12,500 homeless individuals and those threatened by homelessness. more »

Reston, Virginia, – April 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that the Supreme Court of the State of Alaska affirmed the trial court’s decision validating MERS’ status as trust deed beneficiary and upholding the non-judicial foreclosure proceeding related to plaintiff’s property. more »

ANCHORAGE, AK – December 27, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) announces 2014 Greater Opportunities for Affordable Living (GOAL) grants and tax credits totaling $33.2 million.

Five communities statewide are beneficiaries and the projects will develop or upgrade a total of 179 rental units for low-income and senior Alaskans, and will generate more than $48 million in direct economic impact to Alaska’s economy. more »

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to Get More Land for Improved Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 23, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Today the Senate unanimously passed H.R. 623, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land Transfer Act. The bill directs the Indian Health Service to transfer a 2.79 acre parcel of federal land located in Anchorage to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC). more »

Anchorage, Alaska – December 17, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Sean Parnell today announced appointments to the board of directors of the Alaska Railroad Corporation, Real Estate Commission, Alaska Public Broadcasting Commission, Emerging Energy Technology Fund Advisory Committee, Denali Access System Advisory Committee, State Officers Compensation Commission, and Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council. more »

Legislation will Provide Better Access to Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 7, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Today the Senate approved legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and co-sponsored by Senator John Boozman (R-AR) to expand benefits to homeless veterans. The Helping Homeless Veterans Act of 2013 closes a loophole in current law that prevents veterans who are homeless as the result of domestic violence from receiving certain benefits such as counseling and housing. more »

Nearly 8,000 Families Actively Seeking Assistance

ANCHORAGE, AK – November 5, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — As one of only 39 housing finance agencies across the country recognized by the federal Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) as Moving to Work, AHFC is announcing the first major overhaul of how public housing is administered statewide. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 24, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Alaskan Congressman Don Young today voted in support of H.R. 3080, a bipartisan bill to ensure the viability of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works programs including navigation, flood risk management, recreation, and infrastructure and environmental restoration. The bill passed the House by a vote of 417 to 3. more »

EUGENE, OR – September 30, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, IDX, Inc. welcomes real estate agent Travis Vaughan to the growing network of real estate agents and brokers dedicated to forever changing the online property search with an IDX enabled website. The immensely thorough tools extract raw listing data from the Southeast Alaska MLS (SEAMLS) and seamlessly integrate it onto the website Vaughan hosts. IDX Broker software simplifies the search process while revolutionizing the website it is employed on. more »

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – September 26, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Alaskans can get free advice this Saturday in Fairbanks on how to reduce property damages during disasters like floods, fires and earthquakes.

Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at the Preparedness Expo at the Carlson Center on Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to offer expertise on building techniques and mitigation that can help protect homes, businesses and other property. The expo is a one-day public event being held as part of National Preparedness Month that features exhibits focusing on disaster preparedness. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 23, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Sean Parnell today announced appointments to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Board of Directors, Emerging Energy Technology Fund Advisory Committee, Alaska Workforce Investment Board, and Alaska Boating Safety Advisory Council. more »

ANCHORAGE, AK – September 4, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s (AHFC) public housing division announces that the new housing complex at 1248 East Ninth Avenue in Anchorage is ready to accept applications on a first-come, first-serve basis. more »

ANCHORAGE, – August 26, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) board of directors re-elected Frank Roppel of Wrangell to serve as the board chair at its annual board meeting in Anchorage August 21. Roppel was appointed to the board of directors in July 2003, and he has served as chair since that time. Roppel previously served on the Alaska State Housing Authority (ASHA) and AHFC boards for 12 years in the ’70s and ’80s. He retired from Alaska Pulp Corporation in 2001. more »

 
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