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Alaska Pandemic Rent, Utility Program Draws Large Interest

JUNEAU, Alaska — About 60% of applications for a pandemic rent relief program must still be processed nearly three months after the application deadline.

KTOO Public Media reports the pending applications are among the roughly 25,200 that cleared initial income and documentation hurdles by the Alaska Housing Finance Corp. are awaiting processing.

The program is aimed at helping people who qualify by covering up to a year of rent and utility payments. The application deadline closed in early March. An official with the corporation administering the program says it is moving quickly and noted the high interest in the program.

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