Emergency Solutions Grant Program

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Emergency Assistance

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 Aging & Disability Resource Center participates in the Alaska Homeless Management Information System (AKHMIS). The AKHMIS is used to collect basic information about clients receiving services to get a more accurate count of individuals and families needing assistance. For more information, please view the Alaska Continuums of Care Consumer Notice.

The Municipality’s Homeless Prevention Program for rental assistance is open to all who meet the criteria. The 2-1-1 phone number is the access for prescreening for rental assistance.

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.

Chugach Electric

This funding comes directly from Chugach Electric Association to help families and individuals experiencing shut off notices. If you have received a shut off notice and ​meet the criteria for the program, Chugach offers a 1 time grant per year of up to $500 for members who are experiencing financial hardship of their delinquent electric bills​. The Anchorage Health Department's Aging and Disability Service Resource Center determines eligibility, the client would need ​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 Cente​​​​r please call 907-343-7770.