Permanent Supportive Housing
In a commitment to the goal of ending homelessness in Fairbanks and the surrounding areas, IAC is providing permanent supportive housing to individuals who have faced trauma throughout their lifetime resulting in a disability which has led to homelessness and a need for supportive services.
IAC currently has 16 apartments designated for women in need of permanent supportive housing. Our goal is to provide safe, affordable housing in a manner that optimizes self-sufficiency among those residing there.
To qualify for Permanent Supportive Housing the applicant must have been continuously homeless for a year or more or had four episodes of homelessness in the last three years where the combined length of time homeless in those occasions is at least 12 months.
The applicant must also have a disabling condition supported by a letter from a medical professional attesting to the presence of at least one of the following:
- a diagnosable substance abuse disorder
- a serious mental illness
- a developmental disability
- a chronic physical illness or disability, including the co-occurrence of two or more of these conditions
Residents pay 30% of their annual income. Utilities are included and there is case management on site seven days a week.
There is no application for permanent supportive housing. Potential residents are identified through the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s Coordinated Entry System. Please visit the Fairbanks Housing and Homeless Coalition’s website for a description of Coordinated Entry and a list of locations that offer an assessment that will determine the best housing options to address an applicant’s needs.