Connecting landlords with social services to reduce homelessness in Anchorage
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.
Reducing homelessness in Anchorage takes all of us. The Landlord Housing Partnership aims to provide support and address concerns of landlords, in order to rapidly house homeless families and individuals.
Housing is such a key piece of a person’s ability to make progress and move forward in life. It is amazing what having your own place can do for a person. It is certainly a huge benefit to one’s physical and mental health!
Anne Murray, Case Manager
Highlighting the benefits of the Landlord Housing Partnership
Reduced vacancy rates
Beneficial for both you as the landlord and community members experiencing homelessness. This includes free unit advertising and more.
Participants report positive relationships between tenants, landlords, service providers and program staff.
Program participants are provided with a neutral and mutually beneficial space to communicate, as well as third party case management to assist if issues arise.
Participants are eligible to receive ongoing support, financial assistance and incentives once leases are signed.
This program has given me the opportunity to show I am not a product of my past and I am able to successfully keep an apartment.
Anonymous, Anchorage Tenant
Getting started in the Landlord Housing Partnership
- Sign up with the Landlord Housing Partnership via email at email@example.com or by calling 907.263.3837.
- Advertise vacant units on PadMission. PadMission is a free database viewable to social services providers.
- Get matched! A social services provider will match a tenant with your property. You review and accept or deny the match based on your needs and preferences.
- Receive support: Once matched with a tenant, Landlord Housing Partnership will supply financial incentives and ongoing support. Click here to learn more!
Understanding why the Landlord Housing Partnership was created
We envision a community with stable housing for all our neighbors.
To achieve this, United Way of Anchorage first looked to understand the root of the problems that lead to some neighbors being chronically unhoused.
After extensive research on local efforts around housing and the needs of our landlords, we recognized two key barriers to addressing our housing crisis: low housing stock, and property owners without interest or capacity to host tenants involved with social services.
United Way’s Landlord Housing Partnership responds to these needs by placing the landlords and unhoused community members at the center of the solution. The resulting partnership is able to house our community while honoring the needs of property owners at the same time.