Deadline to apply for Alaska housing aid program coming soon

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

As thousands of Alaska households struggle to make housing payments, a deadline to apply for assistance from the Municipality of Anchorage is fast approaching.

The new program, called the Rent and Mortgage Assistance Pilot Program, aims to prevent residents from becoming homeless during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the press release, the Municipality partnered with United Way of Anchorage's 2-1-1 to process and distribute the funds.

To apply, residents need to call 2-1-1 and answer a series of screening questions. Interpreters are available at 2-1-1 to provide translation services over the phone. All screened applicants will be contacted to set up an appointment. Applicants will need to bring a photo ID, a rental/lease agreement or mortgage statement, and a copy of their most recent paystub or self-employment identification. Rental or mortgage assistance will be made out directly to landlords or mortgage companies, not to renters or borrowers.

The application period will remain open until funds are exhausted or Sept. 30, 2020, whichever comes first.

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