State sending out rental relief payments

As of last week, almost half of the 99 Wrangell applications for financial help with rent and utilities had been approved or were pending a final decision, according to the state agency running the federally funded program.

The Alaska Housing Finance Corp. received about 30,000 applications for assistance from across the state for $200 million in federal pandemic relief funds available under Alaska’s state and municipal allocation.

The program closed to applications March 5, and AHFC staff and its contractor have been working to verify income information, rent and utility bills, and eligibilit...


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