Need interim housing assistance? NeighborWorks Alaska offers grant-funded Emergency Hotel Shelter assistance in order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 throughout our community.
This program is an option for those who are in need of short-term immediate housing
NeighborWorks Alaska is a grantee of a Municipality of Anchorage grant that provides immediate short-term Emergency Shelter assistance for homeless individuals/families.
Applicants have to meet U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) homelessness and low-income requirements
How It Works
Individuals and families seeking immediate emergency shelter should contact NeighborWorks Alaska or have their referring agency make a referral over to NeighborWorks Alaska. Intake application meetings will then be completed at NeighborWorks Alaska by the client. If approved, clients will then be notified of the immediate approval and eligibility to participate in NeighborWorks Alaska’s CV Transitions Program. Clients will work with the Housing Placement Specialist II to locate an immediate short term housing placement. Once a short term unit is located and approved by the Housing Placement Specialist II a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection is scheduled then completed. If the unit passes the HQS inspection the client is then able to move in immediately. The program then pays an ongoing subsidy to help with short term rent while the client works to locate Permanent Housing. Payments for the rental amount are paid directly to the landlord by NeighborWorks Alaska. Clients will be meeting with the Housing Placement Specialist II at least 1 time a week for an intervention inspection of the unit. Clients should be meeting with their Case Manger (if assigned) to work on permanent housing solutions in order to quickly transition from short term to long term housing. The focus of this program is to mitigate the spread of Covid 19 in our community by keeping individuals/families out of congregate shelters and off of the streets while securing Permanent Supportive housing.