Safe Harbor Inn was founded in 1999 by Anchor Arms to provide safe, secure, dignified housing for very low-income homeless families and individuals- especially those experiencing physical and mental disabilities. In 2013, Anchor Arms formally sought out another organization to take over operating Safe Harbor in order to preserve this essential community resource and to provide 24 hour coverage seven days a week. Recognizing the overwhelming need in Anchorage for low-income housing, RurAL A. voluntarily stepped in to bring increased administrative capacity to Safe Harbor and move towards long term financial stability.
Safe Harbor Inn provides low cost, safe, and affordable housing to the most vulnerable populations in Anchorage. Safe Harbor Inn serves as a hub for multiple services, helping families and individuals strengthen their ability to live independently. Case management services will be provided helping families move towards self-sufficiency. Both the Merrill Field and Muldoon locations will focus on specific populations and incorporate evidence-based practice to ensure each person receives proper services.
Merrill Field provides permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals with serious mental illness. The goal is to provide housing support and assistance with recovery. A total of 50 units will be available and a common space will be available for residents to enjoy.
Muldoon provides transitional housing for homeless families with children with the goal of moving them to permanent housing within six months of entry. Currently 50 transitional housing units are available. RurAL CAP will be demolishing the adjacent restaurant and building 20 units of permanent affordable housing with office space. RurAL CAP’s goal is to provide intensive case management services for families on-site and have partnerships for other services such as childcare, mental health, financial literacy and employment services.
Funded with the support of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Rasmuson Foundation, GCI, State of Alaska, Wells Fargo, Municipality of Anchorage, and United Way
Equal Housing Opportunity Statement: We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.