Thank you to Alaska Veterans Sports, Inc. for compiling this list of assistance for Federal Employees during the shutdown.
Unemployment insurance: Through the State of Alaska Dept. of Labor. Must be repaid when retroactive pay is received. http://labor.alaska.gov/unemployment/federal_employee.htm
Armed Services YMCA: Food pantry opened up to federal employees.
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
10449 Luke Avenue, JBER-Elmendorf
655 Richardson Dr, JBER-Richardson (by appointment)
1047 Nysteen Road, #4, Ft Wainwright
Please contact the ASYMCA at 907-552-9622 if you are not located within driving distance of one of the physical locations listed above.
Alaska Credit Union League: Donated $10,000 to be distributed by Armed Services ASYMCA 907-552-9622 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ENSTAR: Will defer payments for federal employees in two week increments. Waving late fees as well.
VA and VHA Federal Housing Agencies: 3 month forbearance on payments and credit reporting, and waving late charges
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation: Suspending credit reporting temporarily and asked servicers to evaluate affected borrowers to extend relief by utilizing AHFC servicing guide loss mitigation options.
Wells Fargo: Wells Fargo said it “is here to help customers who are experiencing hardship as a result of the federal government shutdown.” More information .
Credit Union 1: Offering up to $1,000 at 0%, overdraft fee reversal, skip-a-payment fee waived, loan modification and extensions, additional individualized financial services
Alaska USA: Personal loans at 0%, existing loan extensions, fee waivers, additional individualized financial solutions
Denali Federal Credit Union: Unsecured loans, Home Equity Lines of Credit, loan payment deferrals, and mortgage loans
Matanuska Credit Union: Loans up to $10,000, 6.99% annual Percentage Rate (APR**), up to 60 months to repay, no application fee
Tongass Federal Credit Union: Offering skip-a-payment fee waiver, interest-only loan extensions for up to one year, signature loan at 3% up to 12 months.
U.S. Bank: The bank has created a low-rate loan for federal works affected by the shutdown. They have also established a special phone line for federal workers, 877-760-6046. More information .
Bank of America: Federal workers can contact Bank of America through a special line, 844-219-0690, to discuss their options. More information .
Northrim Bank: spokesperson Katie Bender says if someone is impacted by the shutdown, they should call their local branch or the call center.
Chase: Federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown can call a special line to discuss their options, 1-888-356-0023. The bank also said it ” automatically waive or refund overdraft and monthly service fees” until the shutdown ends.
GCI: Payment plans to defer portions of payments. 907-265-5400
AT&T: AT&T said its customer service representatives will “adjust late fees, provide extensions, and coordinate with you on revised payment schedules.” More information .
Verizon: Government workers can join Verizon’s “Promise to Pay” program and set a future payment date. You can sign-up through the Verizon app or by calling, 1-866-266-1445. More information .
Sprint: “Sprint Customer Care is prepared to work with federal government employees seeking short-term payment solutions.” Government workers can call Spring at 888-211-4727. More information .
T-Mobile: Government workers can call T-Mobile at 1-877-746-0909 to discuss short-term payment options, which could include spreading payment out over time or deferring payment. More information .
Rosetta Stone: Federal workers can start to learn a new language. Rosetta Stone is offering federal workers a free three-month online subscription. More information .