Housing First Program

Project Dates: 2011
Project Lead: Angela Larson
Client: Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC)

Tanana Chiefs Conference hired Goldstream Group to write an Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Special Needs Housing grant to provide housing to homeless adults who suffer from chronic disease, severe mental illness, and chronic alcoholism without the pre-condition of sobriety. Residents receive robust and assertive supportive services to address mental health issues, disabilities or daily living needs. The building purchased is a former downtown Fairbanks hotel, and has been renovated to meet the specific needs of the Housing First program and its residents. The building will be safe, functional, and well maintained. Residents receive two meals per day, and are encouraged to socialize with the community of people who live in the building. TCC received $3,303,800 for this project.