Alaska Housing Rent Relief
If your tenants are struggling to pay rent or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alaska Housing Rent Relief offers a solution with up to 12 months of financial assistance.
The application period for Alaska Housing Rent Relief closed to new applications on March 5th, 2021.
Did your tenants miss the deadline? Send them this link to check their eligiblity for future rent relief and be added to a waitlist for future funding.
How It Works
Alaskan renters that applied for Alaska Housing Rent Relief are eligible to receive relief for both unpaid and future rent, and payments will be made directly to landlords and property managers. The program allows for up to 12 months of financial assistance, with the possibility of extended assistance for an additional three months. All past-due rent and utilities back to March 13, 2020 will be paid first with remaining funds available for prospective (future) assistance. Funding will be available at least through September 30, 2021.
Register now To receive payment
Landlords can help tenants successfully secure funding by providing needed information as part of their application review. Adding your information to the portal in advance will facilitate quicker payment to you once tenants are approved for rent relief. By registering with Alaska Housing Rent Relief as a landlord, you will:
- Reduce the number of requests from tenants for your information.
- Expedite application review by uploading copies of required documentation to a tenant application that they might not have on hand, such as a lease agreement or W9 form, as well as copies of utility payments if those have been turned over to you.
- Get paid faster by providing your tax and payment information.
For More Information
- Review program information and the application process here.
- Find answers to your questions in our Landlord FAQs.
- Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on Alaska Housing Rent Relief and other programs.
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