Eviction Guidance for Housing Choice Voucher Recipients
Are you a Housing Choice Voucher recipient? 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 encourage you to contact your landlord and follow the eviction guidance found here. You should also contact your AHFC case manager to work on a solution.
Will I be Evicted?
If you receive a Housing Choice Voucher, your rental is managed by a private landlord. To learn about the eviction process and to get important guidance, click here.
Will I Need to Catch Up on Unpaid Rent?
Yes. Even if you have experienced pandemic-related financial hardship, that does not mean that you don't have to pay rent, or that you won't have to catch up on unpaid rent in the future. Follow the links below to learn how you can prioritize paying rent and how to request a repayment plan.
We know that staying housed in a time of crisis is stressful. In addition to taking the steps above, we encourage you to access the resources below and to contact us for assistance!