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Celebrating Alison Kear!

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Join us in celebrating Alison Kear, Executive Director of Covenant House Alaska, for 25 years of innovative service for young people experiencing homelessness.

In her tenure, she has led a team of dedicated professionals toward the expansion of services and  breaking ground on nationally-recognized programs in the quest to end the experience of youth homelessness in Alaska.

Thank you and congratulations, Alison!

ACEH Updates

The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) works with allies in the community to design, create, and lead implementation for the Anchorage community plan on homelessness.

Coordinated Entry & Shelter

Case Conferencing and Coordinated Entry (CE) Training
Case conferencing meets bi-weekly via Zoom. If you have any questions, or are interested in coordinated entry access point training for you or your team, please contact Mac Lyons at: mlyons@aceh.org

Point-in-Time (PIT) Count

The 2022 PIT Count will happen next week on the 25th-28th of January. Because of COVID-19, volunteers will not be assisting in this year’s count.

Answering Questions on Homelessness

“Why do some people camp instead of staying at shelters?” is answered by Dakota Orm, ACEH Healthcare & Homelessness Project Manager.

This is video 5 in our series “Answering questions on homelessness, with the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH)“.

Please share, and subscribe to our channel for future videos and updates!

Local Housing & Homelessness Highlights

Inspiring stories from the Anchorage community, news and information about housing and homelessness, and tangible ways you can get involved and help people in need. 

Partner Wishlists

Donation Wish-List for Sullivan Guests
Fashion Pact “Stock the Shop”

Thank you to all those who donated supplies for the PIT Count!   

Reach out if you would like us to share your organization’s wish list!

Anchorage Houseless Resources Advocacy Council (HRAC)

Ptery’s Theater of the Oppressed
“I’m currently starting my first grant. It is through Out North, a theater production.
It will be in First Two Weekends of April.

I’m looking for folks who want to be actors, and develop a skit.
I’m starting with folks with lived experience who want to develop a play and play in it
Or be involved with stage art, or what not.

I’m holding my first workshop online today, Jan 18th, on Zoom from 3-4:30.
As well as this next Saturday Jan 22nd 2-3:30.” – Ptery Lieght

Contact Ptery Lieght if interested: 907-250-1078

National Housing & Homelessness Highlights

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

2022 CARES Act Virtual Conference  
Register for the 2022 CARES Act Virtual Conference taking place January 24–28, 2022. This conference is intended for all grantees that have applied for and received their allocation of HUD CARES Act funding in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The first two days of the conference include sessions for Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV), Emergency Solutions Grants Coronavirus (ESG-CV), and Housing Opportunities for Persons With HIV/AIDS Coronavirus (HOPWA-CV) programs and the last three days feature two concurrent Basically CDBG courses.

National Alliance to End Homelessness

2022 National Conference on Ending Unsheltered Homelessness: Strategies and Policies That Work
The 2022 National Conference on Ending Unsheltered Homelessness: Strategies and Policies That Work is now a virtual conference. The conference will take place February 16—18 from 12:00—5:00 pm ET.
Registration is now open, and will close on February 7, 2022 at 3:00 pm ET.

National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)

Congressional Appropriators Announce Progress Toward FY22 Spending Deal – Take Action to Advance the HoUSed Campaign’s Affordable Housing Agenda
Congressional appropriators in the House and Senate announced progress towards reaching a deal on a federal spending package for fiscal year (FY) 2022. The announcement came after a January 13 meeting between Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Ranking Member Richard Shelby (R-AL) and House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Ranking Member Kay Granger (R-TX).

We Want to Hear From You

If you have thoughts or suggestions, reach out and send us a message. Please let us know what you think.

Email us at communications@aceh.org

Recent News

A huge THANK YOU to our volunteers!

A huge THANK YOU to our volunteers!

Thank you to all those who have answered the call and signed up to assemble outreach item kits for our unsheltered neighbors. These kits include cold-weather items and other essentials for individuals sleeping outside during this harsh winter weather.

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Housing Definitions: Knowing the Terms

Housing Definitions: Knowing the Terms

The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides support through the Continuum of Care (CoC) to different types of housing programs. As the designated CoC lead, the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness monitors the performance of these programs to understand how housing interventions function in Anchorage.

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