Yearly Archives: 2011

RurAL CAP Assumes Responsibilities for Anchorage Weatherization Program

ANCHORAGE, AK - April 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Effective today, the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) will assume administration of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation's weatherization program in Anchorage. The Municipality of Anchorage had administered the program for many years. RurAL CAP operates AHFC's weatherization program in western and northern Alaska and the city and borough of Juneau. In 2010, RurAL CAP weatherized 309 homes in 10 communities.

AHFC and Best Beginnings to Kick Off Dolly Parton Imagination Library Partnership

ANCHORAGE, AK - March 28, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- What: Kickoff of AHFC's partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library; parents will sign up children to receive a free book monthly until their sixth birthday. Children will receive their first free book at the event (The Little Engine that Could). Best Beginnings will lead a story time following a short presentation.

Begich, Klobuchar, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill to Fight Homelessness Among America’s Veterans

Washington, D.C. - February 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Scott Brown (R-MA), Mark Begich (D-AK), James Inhofe (R-OK), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Robert Casey (D-PA), and John Cornyn (R-TX) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would help fight homelessness among America’s veterans. The Helping Our Homeless Veterans Act would improve outreach to rural and underserved urban veterans by strengthening the existing HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program that provides chronically homeless veterans with housing vouchers and case management services, such as assistance accessing counseling and job training. A national study released earlier this month found that about 16 percent of all homeless adults are veterans, even though veterans make up only 10 percent of the adult population

NANA First Private Employer to Fund RurAL CAP’s Energy Wise in Alaska NANA Region...

Anchorage, AK - February 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- In response to the energy crisis in northwest Alaska, NANA Regional Corporation, Inc.'s (NANA) board of directors approved NANA's participation in an exciting new partnership with the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) to deliver RurAL CAP's Energy Wise program to NANA communities in 2011. RurAL CAP's Energy Wise Program helps rural Alaskans save money on energy bills, while creating local jobs.

HUD Awards $3.4 Million To Assist 22 Homeless Programs In Alaska Part Of Administration...

ANCHORAGE, AK - January 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded nearly $3,420,701 in Continuum of Care renewal grants to support 22 local homeless providers across Alaska in the coming year. This year's Continuum of Care awards to Alaska organizations is up some $235,000 from last year's $3,185,936 in funding.

AHFC Approves $625,000 Zero-Percent Loan to Increase Homeownership in Fairbanks

Anchorage, AZ - January 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Qualifying Alaskans will have greater access to homeownership through a $625,000 loan approved by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation board of directors. The loan will allow Fairbanks Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. (FNHS) to continue its down-payment assistance loan program for under-served markets and provide assistance to borrowers who would not qualify for home ownership due to income limitations, down-payment requirements, loan-to-values, or other considerations

Delegation Announces Grants to Alaska Programs

Washington D.C. - January 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Alaska Congressional Delegation is pleased to announce the following grants and contracts awarded to communities in the State of Alaska

Standard & Poor’s Increases AHFC’s Bond Rating to AA+

ANCHORAGE, AK - January 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Friday, January 14, 2011 - Standard & Poor's (S&P) Ratings Services has raised its issuer credit rating (ICR) for Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) to AA+ from AA



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