Housing is the foundation of Native American Connections and for supporting individuals in alcohol and drug recovery, family stabilization, and community wellness. NAC has developed, owns and manages 850 units of income based and affordable housing. Our income based and affordable housing program is open to individuals and families of all ethnicities with specialized communities for families, seniors, individuals with disabilities, chronically homeless men and women, and homeless youth.
We purposefully develop and operate our programs with the following principals:
- Build a sense of community among residents
- Empower residents to become active participants in their communities
- Locate properties in safe, central locations, near transportation and other amenities
- Offer on-site services to increase stability and improve health and wellness
- Integrate community with access to behavioral health services
Housing Support for Families and Individuals
Our affordable apartment communities in Phoenix and Glendale AZ offer income based and market rate rental housing along with on-site supportive programs and community activities that help residents and their households improve their ability to lead healthy lifestyles and make good choices while increasing financial stability and self-sufficiency. Multiple unit sizes are available to accommodate different household and family sizes. Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom, and 4 bedroom apartments are available depending on the community.
Our PSH communities meet the needs of very low income and chronically homeless individuals who are in need of additional support and resources. NAC is a part of the Single Adult Coordinated Entry System in Maricopa County. Project Based Section 8 and HUD VASH vouchers are available.
The HomeBase Emergency Shelter supports youth ages 18-24 who are currently experiencing homelessness. Saguaro Ki increases independence and personal responsibility among homeless youth 18-24 years of age by wrapping services like GED/college readiness, employment and life skills courses, financial literacy, and wellness resources around youth. To encourage financial responsibility, youth pay 30% of their income towards rent.
Transitional Housing for Adult Women in Recovery
Our transitional living program provides women who have completed residential substance abuse treatment with the additional time and support needed to make a successful transition to a permanent home. As a requirement, residents also participate in NAC’s outpatient program and receive progressive step-down support.
NAC’s Property Management Team oversees the management and operations of all communities. Employees are committed to the highest customer service and qualified in all aspects of property management. Property managers at each location are trained to not only respond to tenant property issues but to also provide case management as needed and to support residents in their efforts to maintain their housing.
At each of our communities, NAC offers on-site programs and activities with the purpose of helping residents improve health & wellness; increase financial literacy; and encourage family strengthening. Co-ordinated by our Resident Services Team, classes and activities are offered throughout the year and are tailored to meet the interests of each unique community. Households are encouraged to participate, not only for their own benefit, but to build a welcoming, supportive environment and sense of true community as well.
Activities include cooking demonstrations, financial management, job and career development, AA support groups, family communication strategies, and afterschool and summer programs for kids. The Resident Services Team also assists with the Resident Empowerment Program which offers residents the opportunity to become involved in building a safe, supportive environment at each community.
Housing Resources Outside of Native American Connections
Visit the link for information about connecting with tribal housing assistance and resources in Arizona. Please note that Native American Connections is providing this tool as a resource only. Each tribal nation and department control the release of relevant information at their discretion.
No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, familial status, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under Native American Connections housing programs.