AHFC to stop accepting Home Energy Rebate applications

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The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation will stop accepting new applications for the Home Energy Rebate Program waitlist next month. People who are in the process of making their homes more energy efficient are still eligible to receive up to $10 thousand dollars for home improvements. As of January 15, 113 people were on the wait list, and AHFC still has $5 million dollars that aren’t currently obligated for specific homes. But AHFC Governmental Relations Director Stacy Schubert says that money could be moved out of the program through the legislature’s budget process.

Since the program started in 2008, nearly 25 thousand families have received rebates for doing things like adding insulation to their homes or improving their heating systems. Rebates averaged about $6,500 dollars. New participants can still sign up for the waitlist until March 25.

After being told innumerable times that maybe she asked too many questions, Anne Hillman decided to pursue a career in journalism. She's reported from around Alaska since 2007 and briefly worked as a community radio journalism trainer in rural South Sudan.
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