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Alaska Housing Assistance for Alaskans (AHAR) | Alaska Housing Finance Corporation


State AgencyAlaska Housing Finance Corporation
Program NameAlaska Housing Assistance for Alaskans (AHAR)
Program Description

A new program established to provide financial relief for renters and homeowners who have experienced a loss of income resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants are awarded assistance through a lottery system.

Program Websitealaskahousingrelief.org
Program StatusClosed to New Applicants
Eligibility Criteria

• Household income must be at or below 80 percent of AMI.
• Applicant must be unable to make monthly rent or mortgage payments due to circumstances related to COVID-19.

Eligible Activities
  • Rent
  • Rent arrearages
  • Mortgage (may include principal and interest)
  • Mortgage arrearages
Administration StructureAlaska Housing Finance Corporation
Maximum Length of Assistance

One-time payment

Maximum Assistance Available Per Household

$1,200 per household

Household Contribution Requirements30% Monthly Gross Income
Total Applications as of Date5,230
Total Household Recipients of Assistance as of Date2,672
Funding Source
  • Coronavirus Relief Funds (CARES Act)
Total Funding Amount of Program$10,000,000.00
Date of Entry or Changes09/14/2020

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