By Larry Persily
Sentinel writer 

Almost 100 Wrangell households apply for help paying rent, utilities


March 18, 2021

Almost 100 Wrangell households have applied for financial aid to help pay their rent and/or utilities under a state-managed program funded with federal pandemic-relief dollars.

The program closed to applications on March 5, with 97 submitted by Wrangell residents among almost 30,000 applications turned in from across the state.

The applications from Wrangell represent about 10% of the community's total number of households, according to U.S. Census data.

The Alaska Housing Finance Corp. is managing the state's $200 million share of the $25 billion federal aid program, approved by Congress i...

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