Updated April 7, 2021
The FAQs below are about Alaska Housing Rent Relief and specifically for landlords and property managers. If you are a tenant, please see Rent Relief FAQs.
Register with Alaska Housing Rent Relief as a landlord! By entering your information you can help tenants successfully secure funding. Registering will also facilitate quicker payment to you once tenants are approved for rent relief.
Due to federal privacy policies, we cannot share information about applicants with landlords. But be assured that Relief Specialists are matching up tenant application landlord records, so as long as you've registered, they will be able to identify your tenants.
Landlords can help tenants successfully secure funding by providing needed information as part of their application process. Adding your information to the portal in advance will facilitate quicker payment to you once tenants are approved for rent relief. Click here to Register with Alaska Housing Rent Relief.
As long as you've registered via the landlord portal, you're all set for now. Relief Specialists will be in touch as they're working through applications when needed.
An Employment Identification Number (EIN), also referred to as a Taxpayer Identification Number, is a unique nine-digit number assigned by the IRS for the purposes of tax reporting.
If you do not have an EIN you should consult with a certified tax consultant about your specific situation. If you have been issued an EIN but can't find it, you can follow these steps to locate your number.
The W-9 Form — also known as "Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification" — is an official form furnished by the IRS to verify the name, address, and tax identification number of an individual receiving income. All pages of W-9 Form are available on the IRS website.
All information is confidential, and nothing will be shared with your tenants. We will use what you provide to match applications for rent relief with landlords for the purposes of verification and payment.
All information is transmitted securely and encrypted for your privacy and protection.
If you're a larger landlord with multiple complexes, managers and payment routing, you will be given the opportunity to provide a brief summary during the registration process and we will follow up with you regarding a bulk import of your information.
Rent & Utility Relief Distribution
While specific amounts will depend on each applicant's eligibility, 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.
You will receive payment directly from our Relief Specialist providers by check or an electronic payment. When you Register with Alaska Housing Rent Relief as a landlord you will indicate your preferred payment method.
Yes. If your tenants qualify for assistance with unpaid rent, you will receive that payment first. If they qualify for assistance with future rent, those payments will be made monthly.
Yes. If rent includes eligible utilities, relief for unpaid amounts for which the applicant qualifies will be included in the payment you receive.
Yes. If an applicant indicates that they owe unpaid utilities that were paid by their landlord, the amount for which the applicant qualifies will be included in the payment you receive.
Yes. They will receive an email notification when payments are made. They can also check the status of payments online with the confirmation code they received during the applicant process.
Yes. Emergency Rent Relief payments — which are distributed through Alaska Housing Rent Relief — are considered taxable for landlords and utilities. Click here for more information.