Homelessness in Anchorage
Imagine for a moment what it would feel like if you did not have your home, your sanctuary:
- Where you safely put your kids to bed each night.
- Where you refresh and recharge after a long day.
- Where you launch yourself back into the world each morning.
Because we can imagine how isolated and harmful that would feel, we deeply care that too many of our neighbors – families, single adults, youth – do not have that safe and welcoming place to call home.
Home is the foundation for a meaningful life – a sense of community, success in school, the ability to find and keep a job, and overall financial stability start with permanent housing. Our neighbors may need additional supports to create a stable life, but without a roof over their head, the challenges can be overwhelming.
Never before have so many partners – community members, social service agencies, government, faith organizations, and businesses — agreed to join forces, to work together, and to use new innovative approaches to make sure that homelessness becomes as rare and as brief as possible here.
Home for Good: Supportive Housing
Persistent homelessness is one of Anchorage’s most complex challenges. Home for Good aims to help Anchorage’s most visible and vulnerable homeless residents by connecting them with housing and support services.
Landlord Housing Partnership
Landlords will find resources and support through this unique United Way of Anchorage partnership that is growing the number of rental units available to our Anchorage neighbors in need of housing.
United Way and our partners are focusing efforts on the Rapid Rehousing of families to get them into stable homes and help them get back on their feet and self-sufficient.
WALK IN MY SHOES
Brings the Reality of Financial Instability to Life
Our interactive web experience depicts real-life scenarios faced by thousands of families living on the financial edge in Anchorage. With limited income and everything from medical payments and unexpected expenses to child care issues, your challenge will be to make it to the end of the month. Take the walk today!