Emergency Solutions Grant Program
Funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Emergency Services Project provides services and emergency financial assistance to individuals and families. This program is in place to prevent homelessness. Homelessness prevention programs are intended to prevent persons who are housed from becoming homeless by helping them regain stability in their current housing or permanent housing. Through our Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) we offer rental deposits and arrearages (Eviction Notices, outstanding payments etc.) Eligible participants must be at imminent risk of homelessness, homeless under other federal statues; fleeing/attempting to flee domestic violence or meet the criteria for being at risk of homelessness and have an income at or below 30% of median income. Eligible participants must lack the resources or support networks to help them retain or obtain appropriate, stable housing.
The Municipality’s Homeless Prevention Program for rental assistance opens on the first day of the month. If the first day of the month happens to fall on a weekend the rental assistance program will open on the following business day. The 2-1-1 phone number is the access point for applying for rental assistance. The rental assistance program is closed during the month of October
Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility (AWWU) - Coins Can Count Program
The AWWU Coins Can Count Program provides the opportunity to help AWWU members who may be facing a financial crisis and cannot pay their bill. Program participants’ monthly bills are rounded up to the next whole dollar and that money is used to assist those customers in need. The average customer contributes approximately $6 per year. The Anchorage Health Department's Aging and Disability Service Resource Center determines customer eligibility. These funds will only be used to pay water and wastewater bills in the AWWU service area. One time assistance only.
This funding comes directly from Chugach Electric Association to help families and individuals experiencing shut off notices. If you have a shut off and meet the criteria for the program (Disabled or Senior over 65), Chugach offers $500 once a year to qualifying families. The Anchorage Health Department's Aging and Disability Service Resource Center determines eligibility, the client would need proof of disability, picture I.D and SSN for every adult in the household.
If you are seeking information from the service provided my Aging and Disability Resource Center please call 907-343-7770.