For Renters

Alaska Housing Rent Relief

Alaska Housing Rent Relief provides up to 12 months of rent and/or utility relief to eligible Alaskan renters who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The application period closes to new applications at 11:59 pm on March 5th, 2021. Follow the link below to check your eligibility and start the application today! 

1. CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY and apply

Complete the short questionnaire linked below to see if you meet the eligibility requirements. If you meet these criteria, you will be guided through the application process.

During your application, you will answer some basic questions about your household income and the assistance you need for rent and/or utilities. Didn't qualify? Learn about appeals.

2. provide supporting documents

After confirming your eligibility and completing your application, you will need to provide:

  • A copy of your government-issued ID
  • Supporting income documents

We will provide specific guidance on how to do this and what documents we need.

3. VERIFY YOUR INFORMATION

Once your household income and assistance needs are determined, a relief specialist will be assigned to your application. They will help you complete the application by gathering information about your current rental and utilities, any past-due amounts or future payment needs, and any additional documentation needed to complete your application.

4. PAYMENTS ARE DISTRIBUTED FOR YOUR RENT & UTILITIES

Once approved, your rent and/or utility relief payments will be made directly to your landlords and utility companies. 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.

Once you've applied, you can check the status of your application here.

Application Resources & Information

LEARN HOW TO DETERMINE & VERIFY YOUR HOUSEHOLD INCOME

Find out how your household income is used to evaluate eligibility, what counts as household income, and how to provide verification. Click here to learn more.

REVIEW RENT RELIEF FAQS 

Learn more about the program and get answers to the most frequently asked questions here.

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NEED HELP?

Be sure to read our FAQs and check the status of your application. For direct assistance, call or text "relief" to
(833) 440-0420 toll free.