Statewide rental assistance program opens this week

Up to $200 million in federal funding is available to help Alaskans who are having trouble paying their rent due to a loss of income during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Alaska Housing Finance Corp., a state agency, is running the assistance program. The corporation is using Alaska's share of federal aid for renters, as allocated under December's congressional pandemic relief legislation.

The application period opened Tuesday and will close at 11:59 p.m. March 5.

More than 15,000 Alaskans had pre-registered for the program as of Monday morning, the housing agency reported.

Applications can be fil...


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