From the Anchorage Daily News:
A panel of the Alaska Legislature voted Monday to accept up to $200 million in federal aid for renters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will be some time before the money reaches Alaskans.
The Alaska Housing Finance Corp. will handle distribution in much of the state. The corporation declined an interview on Wednesday, saying it was still formulating plans to give out the money.
“The U.S. Treasury is establishing rules for the implementation of the program with more guidance issued just yesterday. We’re working now to understand the requirements and develop a plan that supports renters and gets money to landlords as soon as we’re able,” said Soren Johansson, AHFC’s public relations manager.
“More information about our plan will be updated on our Alaska Housing Relief website (AlaskaHousingRelief.com) starting next month,” he said.
Read the Anchorage Daily News' article "December’s federal coronavirus aid bill set aside $200 million for Alaska renters, but applications aren’t ready yet," featuring the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.