While the federal eviction moratorium expired on Saturday, July 31, 2021 Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has contacted all 30,000 applicants in Alaska Housing Rent Relief, reviewed all requests for past-due rent and paid $85.2 million.
“The $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund provided desperately needed relief to more than 100,000 restaurants and other food and beverage businesses across the nation with significant funding going to our hardest-hit, underserved businesses,” says SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman.
“We are pleased to be playing a role in getting more Alaskans vaccinated and certainly agree that this is a major function in bouncing back from the pandemic,” says President and CEO Bruce Bustamante.
“Due to the efforts of Alaskans protecting our most vulnerable, the early and rapid vaccination of our high risk population, and the widespread availability of vaccines and therapeutics, Alaska has seen a significant decline in COVID cases,” says Governor Mike Dunleavy.
A familiar story emerges from the data: COVID-19 has negatively impacted the hiring market and tourism-based businesses.
This change comes as a result of updated guidance from the CDC advising that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks in most public settings, increased vaccination rates, and decreasing case counts in Anchorage.