Housing Stabilization and Recovery
Alaska Housing, collaborating with partners across the state, is providing short- and long-term housing stabilization for Alaska’s homeless population. The innovative program is uniquely holistic, addressing the full spectrum of housing insecurities.
The goal of AHFC’s Housing Stabilization & Recovery program is to get people off the streets, out of shelters and into stabilized housing. From there, housing navigators work with clients to find a rental unit for a longer period of time. Each client receives stability assistance, moving expenses, rental deposits and up to 12 months of rental assistance.
Who is Eligible for Housing Stabilization & Recovery?
The criteria for eligibility includes:
- Household must be under 80% of Area Median Income
- Individuals must be facing any of the following circumstances:
- Living on the street
- Sleeping in an emergency shelter
- Escaping domestic violence or human trafficking
Process for Housing Stabilization and Recovery
Eligible stabilization clients are often found via street outreach, shelter visits and referrals from non-profit organizations by housing navigators.
Housing navigators perform a quick intake with prospective Stabilization & Recovery clients. Clients are moved into safe housing to address their immediate needs. Once stabilized, housing navigators work with clients to find long-term housing solutions. This can include applying for public housing waitlists, seeking emergency housing vouchers, finding subsidized longer-term rental housing or other community resources.
Who Are Housing Navigators?
Housing navigators are employees of non-profit organizations that partner with Alaska Housing across the state. Navigators can identify potential clients and have been trained in the housing stabilization & recovery process. They serve as a point of contact between clients, Alaska Housing, landlords, and any other groups that can assist in providing housing immediately and in the future.