An Anchorage housing complex is seen against the snow-dusted Chugach Mountains. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Housing Finance Corp.)
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Alaskans who are struggling financially because of the pandemic can continue to get Alaska Housing Rent Relief but need to apply soon. Alaska Housing Finance Corp. is accepting applications through 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 1 for three months of assistance to applicants who meet the federal requirements. Past-due rent and utilities are priorities.

Alaska Housing Rent Relief is leading the country in distributing funds. Almost 53,000 Alaskans have been served and more than $135 million in Rent Relief has been paid as of Sept. 24. One-third of Alaska renters have applied for Rent Relief during the pandemic.

Five nonprofit partners are working with Alaska Housing Finance Corp. to verify eligibility and process payments, and 15 tribal organizations are engaged as funding partners. AHFC says the application process is easy, safe and confidential.

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling ended the moratorium on evictions from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. AHFC wants Alaskans to know that this help is available.

Learn more here: https://www.alaskahousingrelief.org/ or call 1-844-330-8290 (toll-free).

Download here: Poster on Rent Relief.