Eviction Guidance for AHFC Public Housing Families
Do you live in AHFC public housing? Have you experienced pandemic-related hardship that has impacted your ability to pay rent? You've come to the right place! Review the information below to find out what specific steps you should take to keep your housing secure.
What Should I Do If I Can't Pay Rent?
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has implemented a special hardship process to provide immediate rent relief to our families affected by income loss due to COVID-19. To qualify for rent reduction, families must be enrolled in AHFC’s Public Housing or Voucher program and have demonstrable income loss due to COVID-19. Families must provide verification of their change in circumstances and current income.
If you don't qualify for Safety Net, we are encouraging renters to pay what they can toward rent or to contact their local AHFC office to arrange other payment methods. If you are behind on rent there are resources available. Please contact us to work on a solution other than eviction.
Will I Be Evicted?
Although AHFC is not going forward with evictions for those who are experiencing a financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, residents will be notified of overdue rent balances and those that fail to comply with the terms of their lease agreement or other rules may still be subject to eviction.
Will I Need To Catch Up On Unpaid Rent?
Yes. Although you may be experiencing a financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, this does not mean that you don't have to pay rent, or that you won't have to catch up on unpaid rent. Click the link below for helpful advice on how to make paying rent a priority, now and in the future.