Homeless Prevention

The term “homeless” can conjure up images of people on the street; there because of addictions or mental illness. But being homeless is actually much closer to our realities than you may realize.

 

Last year, a family of 5 became homeless after their home was swept into the Matanuska River. We partnered with Red Cross to put the family up in a hotel for about a week until an apartment was ready for them to move in to. We then helped them with their first month’s rent.

Valley Charities is the lead agency working with recent grant funding to help those in need stay in their homes, BEFORE they become homeless. And when in dire straits, such as having your house taken away by a river, we help you keep a roof over your head while you work on finding a new residence.

If you find yourself in a situation where losing your home/residence is imminent, you can contact one of the agencies listed below to see if you qualify for assistance.

 

Organization Phone # Location
Access Alaska 907-357-2588 Wasilla
Alaska Family Services 907-746-6273 Palmer
Blood-N-Fire Ministries 907-864-0463 Meadow Lakes
DayBreak, Inc. 907-746-6019 Palmer
Family Promise of Mat-Su 907-357-6160 Wasilla
Salvation Army of Mat-Su 907-745-7099 Palmer
Valley Charities, Inc 907-354-4660 Wasilla

 

Homeless Prevention Program Services

 

Homeless Prevention Services actions taken to prevent persons who are in imminent danger of becoming homeless from losing their permanent residence. This may include payment of past due rent or mortgage; payment of delinquent heating fuel or electric/gas utility bills. In most situations deposits are not funded.

 

Housing Permanent Placement Services actions taken to assist homeless persons to obtain permanent housing by helping with first months rent. In most situations deposits are not funded.

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