Help with Rent in Alaska

Sometimes, it can be tough to know where to go to or who to contact to get financial help and guidance. Fortunately, Alaska still offers help to better your finances. You are not alone and there are many resources you can use to get the help you need with your rent.

If you live in one of Alaska’s major cities such as Anchorage, you can contact the Municipality of Anchorage, Department of Health and Human Services. Call 907-343-6519 and ask to speak to someone who can offer you further assistance. That department is excited to know that on February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which includes $1.5 billion for a home. They also offer a rapid re-housing program, and that can also be a very helpful service. They will find any possible way to assist you.

Alaska offers many different kinds of homes. Whether one lives in an apartment, or a home, rent can still be a difficult thing to deal with. With having to pay for other things as well, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there are more resources available.

Another facility you can call to get help with your rent and finances is the Planning and Program Development Department- the AK State Program. To contact them, call 907-330-8276. Their team is made up of highly trained professionals who will help you find the best options for you. They will accommodate to your circumstances, they suggest different options for single parents as well.

It is of the upmost importance that you do not put things off. The main thing is to take care of the problem and find the best solution possible for you. Fortunately, all of these contacts are non-profit organizations. They are free of charge to you and will help you finance your money. Paying rent can be a challenge, but sometimes if you better distribute your money and watch what you are mostly spending on that may be unnecessary, is all it takes to have a higher quality of life!

Andrea Saca

Andrea Saca

Andrea Saca is from El Salvador and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After graduating from East Chapel Hill High School, she enrolled in Durham Technical Community College and will be transferring to a four year university to pursue her degree in sociology. She is hoping to major in sociology, and minor in Spanish.

Her first hand view of people taking out loans and trying to pay through their college education has sparked her interest into learning more about finance and how to manage it.

She enjoys working with people spending time with her family and friends, and learning about different cultures by traveling!
Andrea Saca