Sponsor-based Rental Assistance Program

Current Status

Full

Program Description

Provides rental assistance for chronically homeless individuals/families identified through the coordinated entry process. Individuals/families must have a documented disability, primarily those with serious mental illness, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, chronic problems with alcohol and/or drugs, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), or related diseases.

Applicant Eligibility

Must meet U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) chronically homeless requirements, disability requirements, and low-income requirements. Must complete an assessment packet at one of the following agencies:

Singles  
Beans Cafe 1101 E 3rd Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Brother Francis Shelter 1021 E 3rd Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center         240 E 3rd Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Families  
Catholic Social Services                                3710 E 20th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99508

How it Works

Community agencies meet once a week to review a coordinated entry list based on the completed assessments. Any open vouchers will be filled through this list. NeighborWorks Alaska will provide a voucher to choose where you want to live in the community and lease from a private landlord that will accept the voucher. The program then pays an ongoing monthly subsidy to help you with your rent and utilities. Recipients with income will pay no more than 30% of their adjusted gross income toward the housing costs. This program is open to individuals/families with zero income, provided the other eligibility requirements are met.
 
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Be sure and save this document to your computer before you begin filling it out.  Submit completed applications and all required documentation to ensure NeighborWorks Alaska can facilitate an expedited review. Incomplete applications will be placed on hold until required documentation is submitted, and a new date stamp will then be placed on the application.

For more information contact:

Laura Cox-Wilson
(907) 677-8472
lcox@nwalaska.org