Alaskans are receiving $85 million in rent relief funds

Love INC of the Tanana Valley has partnered with the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation which established the Alaska Housing Rent Relief program to provide emergency rent and utility relief to eligible Alaskans who have been financially impacted by Covid-19.

In the Fairbanks North Star Borough, 2,173 people applied for the funds, 1,778 were verified and 1,083 have been approved for payment. So far, 990 applications have been paid to total over $5.3 million.

Program applicants are receiving up to 12 months of financial assistance. The money can be used to clear past debts and pay rent in the future, and the payments are directed to landlords, property managers, and utility providers.

If you didn’t apply for Alaska Housing Rent Relief, you can sign up for email notification of future relief that may be available to renters or homeowners at AlaskaHousingRelief.org.