Editorial: Rent assistance helps
February 18, 2021
The state housing corporation started up its new, federally funded assistance program for renters this week. Up to $200 million is available to help tenants across Alaska who are behind on their rent or utilities, and/or need help with the rent for this month and even far into 2021.
In addition to a maximum income level - a Wrangell applicant's total household income either last year or this year cannot exceed $57,120 - the other major eligibility requirement is that the household must show it was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as a loss of wages or a drop in self-employment income...