Housing & Development

Housing & Development

US Energy Dept Reveals Strings Attached

Energy Department Reveals Strings Attached, Asks States to Comment. Anchorage, AK - June 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) confirmed today there are strings attached to stimulus package funds. DOE is now inviting states to comment on a draft document that they developed for measuring and demonstrating compliance with those strings attached to universal building code provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Last month, Governor Sarah Palin vetoed the $28.6 million in federal stimulus funds tied to adoption of building codes by municipalities.

HUD introduces new financing program to expand affordable housing in Indian and Alaska native...

Office of Native American Housing offering free workshops to clarify process, answer questions WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 10, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of...

Stevens Votes in Support of Housing Relief Package with Amendment Promoting Renewable Energy Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate passed housing stimulus legislation (H.R. 3221) designed to provide tax breaks to certain underperforming companies and for purchasing foreclosed homes. The Foreclosure Prevention Act includes a provision co-sponsored by Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) that extends tax incentives to encourage the production of renewable energy.

AHFC Awards $34.5 Million to Generate $62.7 Million of New and Upgraded Housing

Anchorage, Thursday, April 03, 2008 – Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) on March 27 awarded $34.5 million in grants and federal tax credits to communities across the state, which will generate $62.7 million in new housing for Alaskans. The $34.5 million from AHFC will be combined with $28.2 million in loans, sponsor contributions and grants from other agencies and foundations to fund both new construction and renovation.

AHFC Takes Housing Forums Statewide "Alaska’s Housing Market: Built to Last"

Anchorage, Friday, March 28, 2008 – National headlines about the housing market could make anyone nervous. But there are true differences between Alaska’s real estate and the Lower 48 markets. Alaska’s prices are stable, interest rates are low, and Alaska’s economy is strong, Get the facts at a free public meeting hosted by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and local industry professionals.

DOT & PF sponsors free children’s bridge building event

(JUNEAU, Alaska) — As part of the ongoing Engineer’s Week through Feb. 23, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT & PF) is sponsoring a free children’s bridge building event at the Mendenhall Mall Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m

City attorney says use of parks and rec money OK

A deal between the Municipality of Anchorage, the Alaska Club and Hickel Investments to purchase Valley River Center Building A received the thumbs up from both the Anchorage Assembly and the municipal attorney Nov. 6.In the joint private-public deal, the Alaska Club and the municipality offered to purchase the building for $3 million Oct. 10.

Eagle River Town Center – what will it cost?

Mayor Mark Begich revealed his latest private-public business partnership last week, when he announced plans for the Municipality of Anchorage to purchase Valley River Center Building A along with Andrew Eker, the president of the Alaska Club, from Hickel Investment Co.

Epcon Communities to Host First-Ever Alaskan Cruise

DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Epcon Communities, a leading homebuilding developer and franchise operator based in Dublin, Ohio, has announced the plans for its first-ever residents' cruise, an Alaskan cruise scheduled to depart July 19th through July 26th 2008.



FERC Proposal Would Roll Back Land Use Fee Hikes for Alaska...

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today welcomed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) proposal of a new method to calculate annual charges for hydropower projects on federal lands in Alaska. FERC is seeking comment on the use of a statewide average per-acre land value rather than a regional per-acre land value, which would reduce recent land use fee increases and help lower the cost of future projects.