Yearly Archives: 2012

New and Upgraded Housing for Teachers, Health Professionals and Public Safety Workers Thanks to...

Anchorage, AK - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Helping people feel safe, earn a good education and have access to affordable healthcare are all benefits of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s (AHFC’s) Teacher, Health Professional and Public Safety Housing (THHP) Grant Program in rural Alaska communities.

AHFC Makes $7.6 Million Available to Builders to Help Ease Housing Crunch in Juneau

Anchorage, AK - December 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) will make $7.6 million in federal grant funds and federal low-income housing tax credits available in 2013 to spur construction and operation of new rental facilities in Alaska’s capital city. The goal is to help ease the housing crunch in Juneau by creating more affordable housing.

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) Christmas Fest and Gingerbread House Contest

Anchorage, AK - December 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Beautiful holiday gingerbread houses and ugly Christmas sweaters highlight Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s annual Christmas Fest.

AHFC Announces $35 Million to Provide Housing for Low-Income and Senior Alaskans

Anchorage, AK - December 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) strives to make our communities stronger by providing access to safe, quality, affordable housing.

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Wins National Awards

Anchorage, AK - November 30, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) is rewarding Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) for its efforts to improve communities by opening doors for Alaskans.

Alaska Innovates First Program To Subsidize Housing For Victims Of Violence

November 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The need for safe housing for women and children in Alaska who have suffered from domestic violence has sparked a first in the nation program to help meet the demand. The Empowering Choice Housing program was created with 1.3 million in Governor Sean Parnell’s 2013 budget plus another million from the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s federal moving to work program.

Strong turnout for Anchorage families requesting housing assistance from Alaska Housing Finance Corporation

Anchorage, AL - November 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s (AHFC) Public Housing Division closed its Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list in Anchorage to individuals and families needing financial assistance with housing on Oct. 31, 2012. AHFC received 950 applications from its website and 820 applications by mail.

Anchorage Housing Assistance Waitlist Closes Tonight

November 1, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) WHAT: Families seeking financial assistance for rental housing through the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Housing Choice Voucher program...

New Report: $125 Million in Energy Cost Savings Possible for Publicly-Owned Buildings in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, AK - October 30, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) released today the first in-depth report about public facility energy usage in Alaska, paving the way for better understanding of this issue. The report was completed after conducting comprehensive energy audits on 327 State, municipal and school district-owned buildings using American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. Based on the collected data, it is estimated that more than 5,000 publicly owned buildings exist in Alaska. The estimated energy cost to the public each year totals approximately $641,245,000. At the average projected savings of $25,000 per building per year, potential savings generated from energy-efficient improvements could total $125 million.

7 Days Notice: Last Call for Anchorage Families Seeking Rental Assistance

ANCHORAGE, AK - October 25, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s (AHFC) Housing Choice Voucher program is accepting applications for seven remaining days. The program is open to individuals and families in need of rental assistance in Anchorage.

Former Employee Returns to AHFC as Director of Housing Operations

ANCHORAGE, AK - October 9, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) welcomed back Mike Courtney, a former property manager, as the new director of housing operations for its public housing division on September 10, 2012.

Notice of Lottery List Opening for Anchorage Housing Assistance

ANCHORAGE, AK - October 2, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s (AHFC) Public Housing Division opened its Housing Choice Voucher program today to individuals and families in need of housing in Anchorage. Participants in the Housing Choice Voucher program find their own housing and pay 30 percent of their adjusted income in rent. AHFC pays the remainder of the rental amount directly to the landlord.

Lottery to offer Anchorage Housing Assistance nears opening at Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Public...

ANCHORAGE, AK - September 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s (AHFC) Public Housing Division is improving and opening its Housing Choice Voucher program. From Oct. 1-31, 2012, AHFC will open its Anchorage voucher program waitlist to individuals and families in need of housing and accept applications to be entered into a lottery.

Newly Promoted AHFC Director of Public Housing Safeguards Residents During Storm

ANCHORAGE, AK - September 7, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Catherine Stone, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s (AHFC) former director of housing operations, was only just recently promoted to director of public housing but her knowledge of expertise were put to the test this week during Anchorage’s once-in-a-generation windstorm.

New Resource Helps Alaska Homebuyers Make Energy Efficient Choices

Anchorage, AK - August 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Would-be homeowners often feel stressed and anxious when they face myriad decisions affecting their purchase; and often the desire for aesthetic improvements overshadows the consideration of home energy efficiency. But now, a free online checklist can not only help Alaska homebuyers ease that stress but also ensure that their new homes meet important energy efficiency standards -- and therefore will save them substantial money on home energy bills.



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