Tens of thousands of Alaskans have lost income and jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are struggling to come up with rent or mortgage payments, help is available.
Today is the deadline to apply for housing relief through a program run by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.
Apply before midnight tonight
or by texting RELIEF to (833) 440-0420.
- The grants of up to $1,200 will be determined by a lottery.
- Payments will be made directly to landlords or mortgage lenders.
- AHFC anticipates giving out over 8,000 grants.
- The grants will come out of the $10 million in CARES Act funding given to AHFC.
Applicants must have lost income due to COVID-19 and be earning less than 80% of median income for their community.