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Public Health Initiatives & Partnerships

Helpful Links

Federal Government

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State Government

Local Government

  • My Neighborhood: Provides citizens the ability to find information about property, recreation, local services, voting, plans and important places within Anchorage-area neighborhoods.
  • Anchorage School District
  • Federation of Community Councils: The FCC was created by the independently operated community councils (est. by Municipal Charter) to provide technical and support services to ensure that community councils in Anchorage live up to expectations; the website will help you find your community council and inform you of local meeting location time and their board members. 

Section 8 Housing (Rental Assistance)

There are a number of landlords in Anchorage which accept section 8 vouchers, including Cook Inlet Housing Authority and Anchorage Neighborhood Housing Services.

Local Affordable Home Ownership Opportunities/Public Housing

  • Cook Inlet Housing Authority: Helps local residents with home ownership, home improvements, and affordable rental units.
  • Anchorage Neighborhood Housing Services: ANHS is dedicated to supporting affordable housing options and revitalizing Anchorage neighborhoods by offering affordable rental housing (which accept section 8 vouchers) homeownership assistance (exterior rehab, downpayment assistance, and more) and administering the Department of Neighborhoods’ AnCHOR loan program and some weatherization.
  • Habitat for Humanity: Helps low-to medium-income families build new homes to live in.
  • Alaska Housing Finance Corporation: Offers a programs to help individuals with home ownership-down payment assistance, tax exemption, interest rate reduction, affordable loans and more, as well as access to affordable rental housing

In addition, many local banks and credit unions also have special programs for affordable home-ownership.  Example lending institutions in the Anchorage area include Wells Fargo, First National Bank Alaska, Northrim Bank, Alaska First Bank and Trust, Key Bank, Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, and Credit Union 1.


 Anchorage Homeless Help Providers

  • Covenant House: Provides food, shelter, clothing, crisis care, health care, education, vocational training, drub abuse treatment, drug prevention programs, legal services, recreational activities, mother/child programs, transitional living programs, street outreach, and aftercare for homeless youths (up to 21 years of age).
  • Beans Cafe: Provides meals, daytime shelter, social service assistance and referrals to men, women, and children.
  • Downtown Soup Kitchen: Provides meals, emergency clothing, showers, and laundry.
  • Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission: This Christian organization provides shelter, food, clothing, and counseling for homeless men, women, and children.
  • Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis: Non-profit organization provides a number of services, including shelter and advocacy (medical, legal, housing, and financial), for victims displaced by domestic violence.
  • Alaska Youth & Parent Foundation: AYPF helps find food, housing, education, and health services for homeless youths.
  • Brother Francis Shelter: In addition to shelter, Brother Francis offers meals, showers, case management services, access to housing assistance, employment and financial counseling, dental, medical and mental health care and substance abuse treatment and counseling for homeless individuals.
  • Clare House: In addition to temporary shelter, the Clare House, which offers services to women and their children, helps tutor children, assists clients in locating permanent housing, makes referrals to other appropriate service agencies, mental health or treatment services, and helps find employment.
  • Salvation Army McKinnell House: The McKinnell House, which serves two-parent families or single parenting fathers, provides shelter, food, financial assistance for clothing and medical prescriptions, and connects children to educational and support services.
  • Safe Harbor Inn: A non-profit motel that provides transitional lodging for people coming- with an agency referral- off the streets.
  • Homelessness Groups: Shows the work groups striving for excellence in homelessness care in Anchorage.

 Other Local Non-Profits

  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council: A social service agency which provides social, educational and employment services to Alaska Natives and Native Americans living in the Cook Inlet region.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs: Provides life-enhancing programs and character development experiences for youths.
  • Volunteers of America: An organization that enables those seeking volunteer opportunities to find an appropriate match.

 Senior Services

  • Anchorage Senior Center: A bustling activity center that provides meals, health services, information and referral services, arts and crafts, and educational and recreational programs to people 55 and older.
  • Chugiak Senior Center: Provides a number of services (including assisted and independent living facilities) to residents of Chugiak/Eagle River/Birchwood and Eklutna who are 55 and older.
  • Mabel T. Caverly Senior Center: The senior center provides social, recreational and/or emotional support to elderly persons (55+) in the Anchorage area
  • Senior Access Program: A division of ANHS, the Senior Access Program’s purpose is increasing accessibility through home modifications.
  • Anchor Rides (Senior Transportation): A division of PeopleMover, is a shared ride service providing curb-to-curb trips.

 Disability Services

  • Access Alaska: Helps seniors and disabled individuals in a variety of ways including independent living, advocacy, and counseling.
  • Arc of Anchorage: Provides many care services for disabled Alaskans. 
  • ATLA (Assistance Technology of Alaska):  Aims to enhance the quality of life for Alaskans through education, demonstration, consultation, acquisition and implementation of assistive technologies.

 Legal Services

  • Alaska Lawyer Referral Service: Can direct clients to Anchorage lawyers in many areas of specialization.
  • Alaska Legal Service Corporation: A private, nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Alaskans.
  • Ombudsman: An independent, impartial municipal office, readily available to the public, empowered to investigate the acts of Municipal agencies.

Environmental Review Resources

    • Public Health Initiatives & Partnerships
    • Division Manager: Melinda Freemon
    • 825 L Street, Room 506, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 343-6513