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.
Fairbanks Recovery Residence
IAC's Fairbanks Recovery Residence offers a safe, sober place for women to begin or continue a life of recovery from substance use. We have 6 single unit bedrooms on two floors, with case management located on site. We are only accepting single women (no children or partners) at this time.
Fairbanks Recovery Residence features:
- Fully furnished single occupancy rooms
- Live among like-minded housemates in an affordable, residential setting
- Develop goals with staff and peer support specialists
- Fees are $150 per week for single occupancy
- Includes electricity, heat, internet, use of a washer/dryer and shared computer
- Meets National Alliance of Recovery Residences standards
To be considered, the applicant must be 18 or older and meet both of the following criteria:
Have a history of substance misuse and be one of the following:
- A citizen reentering the community from incarceration
- A person leaving residential treatment
- A person who is homeless (including emergency shelters) or whose living environment does not support their recovery (for example, housemates who drink/use drugs or a lack of transportation to recovery activities).
- A former recovery residence resident who was discharged and seeks to return
Fees are $150 per week, or $600 per month, for a fully furnished single occupancy room. This includes electricity, heat, internet, use of a washer/dryer and shared computer, and onsite Case Management
Application Process Overview
❏ ASAM Criteria Assessment (within the last 8 weeks)
❏ Interview with Housing Director and FRR Case Manager
❏ Drug Test
Applications can be faxed to IAC at 907-452-2613, scanned/emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off/mailed to 726 26th Ave, Suite 1, Fairbanks, AK 99701. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Housing Director at (907) 888-2367. You will be contacted by a case manager to schedule your interview upon receiving your completed application. ASAM Criteria assessments can be done at Ralph Perdue and Alaska Behavioral Health.
IAC owns and maintains two apartment complexes with a total of 10 units that are primarily leased to clients who need a fresh start. A variety of housing vouchers are accepted. Please contact the IAC Housing Director at (907) 888-2367 with any questions.