WHAT WE DO
WHAT IS THE ANCHORAGE COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS (ACEH)?
The coalition focuses on building and maintaining a robust and coordinated system of housing, case management and other supports that assist individuals and families to achieving long-term stability and independence. We believe that solving homelessness in Anchorage benefits all community members and that together we can make our community a place where all of its residents have a safe and sustainable home.
ACEH serves many roles in the community. For those with lived experience and provider partners, we serve as a convening point to develop and monitor the Homeless Prevention and Response System. For government, philanthropy and private partners we serve as an advocacy and education partner through our trainings, data analysis and engagement efforts. For the general community, we serve as a resource to answer questions and to provide partnership in addressing community challenges.
Along with convening local stakeholders, ACEH serves as the Anchorage Continuum of Care (CoC) lead. There are two CoCs in Alaska. ACEH leads the work in Anchorage (from Girdwood to Chugiak) and the Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness manages the work in the remainder of the state. The responsibilities of a CoC include operating the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), overseeing the Coordinated Entry (CE) system and developing/updating the community plan to end homelessness. CoCs are also responsible for convening providers and partners to address advocacy needs and to monitor and evaluate the health of the HPRS. This work ranges from data collection and analysis to improving coordination with mainstream resources.
See our Homeless Prevention and Response System page for more information.
COORDINATED ENTRY (CE)
Client level data feeds into the Coordinated Entry system to directly serve each client as an individual and meet their unique needs. When an individual identifies as homeless, a coordinated entry team member meets with them to assess their need and triage their crisis by pairing them with the appropriate services in the community. The primary goal of the coordinated entry team is to transition a client from homelessness to housing as quickly as possible, while ensuring supports are in place to provide long-term stability and independence.
See our Coordinate Entry page for more information.
ACEH, along with our community partners, is committed to analyzing and expanding the Homeless Prevention and Response System in Anchorage to make homelessness rare, brief, and one-time event. We will achieve this through data collection and analysis, collaboration with community members and service providers, and housing and supports expansion.
See our Data page for more information.