Homeless Prevention & Response System Advisory Council
The HUD designated governing body for the Anchorage Continuum of Care (CoC).
Work Session & Monthly Meeting
The Homeless Prevention & Response System (HPRS) Advisory Council (AC) will meet during this 1-hour period to discuss relevant Anchorage Continuum of Care initiatives and current events.
Leading the work on homelessness prevention & response
The Homeless Prevention & Response System (HPRS) Advisory Council connects homeless service provider needs and issues to ACEH strategy. The Advisory Council is also a forum for members to learn about what is happening in homelessness response and share their thoughts and opinions.
Want to get involved in the HPRS Advisory Council? Follow the link below to apply.
What is a Continuum of Care (CoC) Program?
Responsibilities of a CoC include designating and operating the Homeless Management Information System, designing and implementing the process associated with applying for CoC Program funds, and planning for the CoC (including coordinating the implementation of a housing and service system within its geographic area that meets the needs of the individuals and families who experience homelessness there).
Work Session & Monthly Meeting
HPRS Advisory Council meets on the 4th Thursday of every month to discuss relevant Anchorage Continuum of Care initiatives and current events.
- Date & Time: 4th Thursday of every month, 4:00 pm
- Click to Join: Zoom Video Conference
- Meeting ID: 870 7123 1355
- Passcode: 362033
- Download: March Meeting Agenda
- Download: March Presentation
Presentations & Media
HPRS Advisory Council Documents
Jessica Parks, Advisory Council Chair
Rural Alaska Community Action Program Inc.
Alison Kear, Advisory Council Vice-Chair
Covenant House Alaska
Sharon Chamard, Ph.D, Data Committee Chair
University of Alaska Anchorage
Katie Scovic, Community Priorities Chair
Government and Social Services
Sid McCausland, Compliance Committee Chair
Julia Terry, Coordinated Entry Committee Chair
Choosing Our Roots
Anchorage Health Department
Department of Veteran Affairs
Anchorage School District
Cook Inlet Tribal Council
Jenny Di Grappa
Food Bank of Alaska
Anchorage Reentry Coalition
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
Catholic Social Services
Alaska Community Integrity
NineStar Education & Employment Services
Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis
The HPRS Advisory Council is guided by the work of four committees. For more information about the HPRS Advisory Council or to get involved in a Committee, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The HPRS Community Prioritization Committee supports the annual Anchorage Gap Analysis and Anchorage Community Prioritization process, including the implementation of Anchored Home and other community initiatives, to engage individuals with lived homelessness experience and front-line staff in the process.
The Compliance Committee oversees the Oversight of community policy and procedures, HUD compliance oversight, and overall compliance with local, state, or federal funding streams. The Committee also monitors and facilitates an annual review of Continuum of Care (CoC) community standards and policies related to the Homeless Prevention & Response System.
The Data Committee directs the strategy and monitoring of related community initiatives. The Committee tracks trends in data and shares analysis with the Advisory Council, focusing on the HUD System Performance Measures and Built for Zero data.
Oversight of the Coordinated Entry revamp.
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