Alaska Native women working together

Alaska Technical Center Family Housing

Project Lead:
Northwest Arctic Borough School District | Terri Walker, Superintendent | (907) 442-1800 |

Funding Needed: $8,000,000

Overview/History: Funding is needed to construct family housing for adult students with families so that they can participate in Alaska Technical Center (ATC) training programs which are available to all Alaska residents. Families are unable to secure housing due to unavailability and affordability in the local housing market. Lack of adequate housing is an obstacle for individuals who wish to complete training in order to prepare themselves for the job market to support themselves and their families. Potential trainees are subsequently forced to postpone or cancel scheduled training plans. The 6-plex would provide 2-and 3-bedroom units that will allow more adults with families to participate in the programs and learn job skills that will provide better opportunities to provide for their families. The units will be furnished so people can easily come to Kotzebue for training.