Eviction, Foreclosure, and Forbearance Guidance

Alaska Housing Rent Relief is no longer accepting applications or appeals. Visit ahfc.us for historical information about this program.

Just as renters are grappling with the financial effects of COVID-19, so too are their landlords. On this page you'll find guidance on the eviction process and how to secure a repayment plan with your tenants. There is also information about keeping up on your own mortgage payments, requesting forbearance, and avoiding foreclosure.

Eviction Process

The eviction moratorium enacted through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 was blocked by the Supreme Court. This means that there will no longer be a suspension of evictions from residential property for nonpayment of rent. 

Tenants and landlords still retain all existing rights and protections against eviction under applicable state law. 

Rent Relief for Your Tenants

If your tenant applied and was approved for Alaska Housing Rent Relief, they have certain protections as well as certain obligations. Their approved application for Alaska Housing Rent Relief ensures that rental assistance can be paid directly to their landlord within federal limits on the maximum number of months. 

If you have a tenant who applied for Alaska Housing Rent Relief but you have not yet received payment, please verify that your registration is complete and relevant documents have been uploaded to our Landlord Portal.

​​​​​Repayment Plans

If a tenant is behind in their rent, encourage them to set up a repayment agreement. This plan provides an outline for the tenant to come back into compliance with the terms of their tenancy. To learn how your tenants can set up a repayment plan, click here.

Foreclosure and Forbearance

Many landlords depend on rental income to make their own mortgage payments. Learn how to avoid foreclosure on your rental properties and if applying for forbearance is right for you.