New applications for Alaska Housing Rent Relief will be accepted from Sept.13 to Oct. 1, 2021. Up to three months of rent and utility relief is available to eligible applicants to meet the federal requirements. Encourage your tenants to check their eligibility at AlaskaHousingRelief.org.
Updated April 22, 2022
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.
Funds paid for future rent can only be used for that purpose. If a tenant moves out, any excess funds are to be returned to the organization who issued the funds.
Rent & Utility Relief Distribution
Specific amounts depend on each applicant's eligibility and when they applied. Past-due rent and utilities (back to March 13, 2020) will be paid first with any remaining funds available for prospective (future) assistance.
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.
For tenants whose rent relief is about to end or has ended, resources may be available through AHFC and partner agencies.
- There may be public housing options and/or voucher programs in your community
- Tenants may qualify for Emergency Housing Vouchers
- Assistance may be available through a regional housing authority
- They can connect with a HUD-certified housing counselor
- Tenants can call or visit 2-1-1
- AHFC’s Employment Library offers assistance with job readiness
- AHFC’s free budgeting tool can assist tenants with developing a budget and managing monthly expenses
The Housing Choice Voucher is available in 12 communities across the state and is designed to assist low-income Alaskans find housing while providing landlords with a consistent stream of income.
Qualifying landlords in the private rental market enter into a housing assistance payment contract with AHFC, which pays a rental subsidy directly to you.
There are many benefits for participating landlords:
- Reduces the risk of tenants missing rent payments
- Helps fill rental vacancies
No. Only fees that were agreed to as part of the original lease are eligible to be paid.
If rent is increased on a lease established on or after March 5, 2021, it will not be covered. However, if an increase is made as part of the normal practices within that rental market it could be considered an allowable expense. This will be determined by a processing partner who determines eligibility and how much relief should be provided to an individual.
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.
Yes. Please refer to the contact information provided on the Check Your Status page for questions and refund routing instructions.
The Alaska Housing Rent Relief program is a Federal program, providing Federal assistance. Therefore, any funds paid must be reflected on an IRS form 1099.
No. 1099s will be issued to any Landlord or Utility provider who received payment.
1099s have been sent to the address provided within your Landlord registry and/or the address provided on your W-9.
Please contact our call center at 1-844-330-8290 and they will troubleshoot and help connect you with the appropriate processing partner if a correction is needed.
Any funds paid in the year 2021 will be reported on the 1099.
Please contact our call center at 1-844-330-8290 and they will troubleshoot and help connect you with the appropriate processing partner.
1099s will be issued with totals paid to each Landlord or Utility Company. Should you wish to have a further breakdown, please visit the Landlord Check Your Status Page here.
All EIN/TIN’s are verified prior to payment. However, if you feel the wrong number was provided, please contact our call center at 1-844-330-8290 and they will troubleshoot and help connect you with the appropriate processing partner
If you have multiple tenants and payments were processed across multiple entities, you will receive a 1099 from each entity of which you received payment. Should you wish to have a further breakdown, please visit the Landlord Check Your Status Page here.