Providence Alaska House designed to address the needs of elders
with significant health conditions who are experiencing homelessness
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Providence is working with community partners to build a permanent supportive housing facility in Midtown Anchorage. Providence Alaska House is designed to address the needs of elders with significant health conditions who are experiencing homelessness.
A ceremonial groundbreaking event took place on Tuesday, May 17, at the future location of the facility — 4900 Eagle St., across from Providence St. Elias Specialty Hospital.
Providence Supportive Housing engaged with a wide variety of service providers and partners to bring this project to life. Service providers include:
- Cook Inlet Tribal
- Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness; and
- Catholic Social Services.
The total development budget for this first phase 51-unit PSH project is $20.5 million, funded by Providence Alaska and generous contributions from funding partners, which include:
- Alaska Housing Finance
- Alaska Mental Health Trust
- Cook Inlet Housing
- Federal Home Loan Bank of Des
- Municipality of
- United States Department of Housing and Urban Development; and
- Weidner Apartment Homes.
“Partnerships are a critical part of fulfilling our commitment to those in need,” said Preston M. Simmons, DSc., FACHE, chief executive of Providence Alaska. “By working together, we can take the steps needed to end homelessness in our community.”
The first phase of the development is a four-story residential building with 51 studio units. Additional spaces include support space for social services, such as case management consult rooms; a reception area; administrative and service provider offices; exam rooms; and a computer lab area. A common laundry area and gathering spaces will also be included.
Construction of Providence Alaska House will be completed in August 2023. Tenants will be able to move in immediately after completion.
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