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2013: A Year in Review

For more than 40 years AHFC has worked toward its mission to provide Alaskan's access to safe, quality,affordable housing. This last year was no exception; here are a just a few of our successes:

  • AHFC funded three new Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) housing units. Since 2004, AHFC has completed 244 new housing units in rural Alaska for teachers, health professionals and public safety officers;
  • AHFC supported close to 6,000 individuals and families through our Public Housing Division;
  • Made more than 3,000 homes safer and more energy efficient through our Weatherization Program;
  • More than 12,000 people will benefit from funds available through our Homeless Assistance Program (HAP);
  • The AHFC Board of Directors adopted Rent Reform in public housing that will assist "work able" residents in becoming more independent during a five-year timeline.

Click HERE to review our 2013 Annual Report, and learn more.

What is your Energy IQ?

Think you know about energy efficiency? Take this 10-question quiz to find out.

Want to know how energy smart your house is? 
The Alaska Energy Authority offers toolkits to assess opportunities for improved energy efficiency in your home or workplace. These kits include watt and light meters, ballast checkers, light sensors, and temperature and humidity data loggers. Contact AEA for more information or to check out a toolkit today.

Eliminating Phantom Loads

Did you know that your electronics are still costing you money even after they've been turned off?

Phantom load, also known as standby power or vampire power, is the electricity consumed by an electronic device while it is turned off or in standby mode.
To prevent incurring extra energy costs, plug electronics into power strips and flip the switch off when not in use.  If you have several electronics, group them using several power strips.  Be sure to place them in accessible places; they won't save energy if you don't use them regularly!

Learn how to reduce phantom loads by taking our Lighting & Appliances workshops on February 4th or 18th from 7pm-9pm. Click HERE for more information or to register for the workshop.