COVID-19 Impact Report: November 2 , 2020 – January 2, 2022

RESPONDING TO COVID-19 United Way of Anchorage

Impact Report: November 2 , 2020 – January 2, 2022

The coronavirus pandemic continues to deliver economic challenges to thousands of Alaskans.

• Alaska’s leisure and hospitality industry experienced the biggest labor hit in 2020. By the end of 2021 the industry

still lagged pre-pandemic 2019 jobs by nearly 4,000.

• In 2021 nearly 1 in 5 Alaska children faced food insecurity.

Download the Report.


Important for Homeowners

Important information for homeowners. For more information please visit the website indicated below.

Alaska Housing Finance has a mortgage assistance program for homeowners  

Are you an Alaska homeowner experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic? You are not alone, and there may be assistance available.

Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance may be able to help you with your mortgage payments, property taxes and utilities, insurance premiums and homeowner association dues.


  • Monday, February 28, 2022 — Sunday, March 13, 2022: Pre-register and check your eligibility in advance of the application period.
  • March 14, 2022: Application period opens
  • Monday, April 4, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. AKST: Application period closes

ServSafe COVID-19 Precautions Training Suite is FREE

With the holidays behind us, January is a great time to renew training efforts. ServSafes suite of COVID-19 training modules are available for free. The new video, ServSafe Operating Guidance: COVID-19 Precautions, combines content from original COVID-19 Delivery, Takeout, and Reopening modules and includes updated best practices from the latest COVID-19 Operating Guidance. Available in English and Spanish. Get them here.

Set Up Show Training

What: 6 weeks of Set Up Shop Training classes, a free program covering the
ins & outs of planning for your business.

When: Every Tuesday Evening from Feb 1st to March 8th, from 6-8PM

Where: All classes will be taught over ZOOM

Application Deadline: January 9th


Happy Holiday Season

Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season from Alaska Hospitality Retailers!

In the News: Meals Program

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – Residents at the Chugach Manor and Chugach View in Anchorage are woke up to a nice surprise right on their doors: a meal prepped by Peppercini’s Deli and Catering employees Mark Pierce and Brandon Kaiser.

“Well we came and brought some Christmas meals for the folks here at Chugach View and tried to make their holiday a little better,” Kaiser said.

Then volunteers, like Lynn Concepcion, went door to door and delivered around 168 meals to those at the residence.

“Well at first we were knocking on doors but it might be a little bit early for some people so we just kind of hung them on the door knobs,” said Concepcion.

[Alaska News Source]  READ MORE

Unite to Thrive

Chris Wilson, Subway of Alaska and part of AKHR board of directors.

Our team is involved in our community representing our industry. Thank you Chris for  all you do.