HPRA Advisory Council Meeting
Homeless Prevention & Response System Advisory Council Monthly Meeting
The Homeless Prevention & Response System (HPRS) Advisory Council meeting is tomorrow at 4!
Reminder: The date of the December HPRS Advisory Council Monthly meeting will be the 3rd Thursday (December 16th) due to the holidays.
Coordinated Entry & Shelter
Sullivan Arena Warming Tent
Warming tent has been set up outside Sullivan and is expected to be functional by Friday 11/19.
Sullivan is going over capacity until warming tent is set up and may continue at higher capacity even once warming tent is set up
Outreach & Resources
We are excited to announce another of our Anchorage neighbors has been housed this week! This is a special client to many of our outreach providers. They have been working with RuRAL CAP, NeighborWorks Alaska, the Public Libraries and a whole host of service providers for months. Through these providers’ hard work (and theirs!), they were finally housed last week at one of RuRAL CAP’s housing facilities. We are so thrilled for them and we are excited to see what’s in store for their future.
On Tuesday, November 23rd, we will be hosting a Single Adults Case Conferencing meeting where providers can discuss resources and potential avenues of assistance for clients with unique barriers, as well as discuss best outreach practices for any clients that have received a recent referral.
Please be advised that there will be no outreach on Thursday, November 25th in observance of Thanksgiving!
Local Housing & Homelessness Highlights
Catholic Social Services
Catholic Social Services is hosting their annual Thanksgiving Blessing at St Patrick’s Parish, Monday, November 22 Please reach out to Catholic Social Services if you would like to volunteer
Choosing Our Roots
Trans Day of Remembrance Alaska Event
This Trans Day of Remembrance, honor your trans siblings by joining a virtual livestream on YouTube honoring the victims of transphobia who have fallen over the past year.
A support room on Zoom will be available for those that need emotional support.
Local Housing & Homelessness Highlights
Veteran homelessness is solvable
Charlotte, North Carolina, is working to create a racially equitable homeless response system.
Twelve Built for Zero communities have proven it by reaching functional zero.
Homelessness is solvable — nowhere has that been demonstrated more clearly than in the progress to end veteran homelessness.
National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)
Urgent: Contact Your Members of Congress on “Build Back Better”
The House may vote this week on the “Build Back Better Act, the $1.75 trillion economic recovery package that includes more than $150 billion in affordable housing investments. A previously scheduled vote was postponed after centrist Democratic members of Congress threatened to withhold support for the legislation.
The Build Back Better Act includes significant resources for the HoUSed campaign’s top priorities: $25 billion to expand rental assistance to over 300,000 households; $65 billion to preserve the nation’s deteriorating public housing infrastructure; and $15 billion for the national Housing Trust Fund to build and preserve over 150,000 affordable, accessible homes for households with the lowest incomes.
Email and call your representatives and senators – especially centrist members of Congress – and urge them to vote “yes” on the Build Back Better Act and its historic investments in rental assistance, public housing, and the Housing Trust Fund!
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HMIS CSV Data Quality Tool Beta Version Now Available for Local Use
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) has become a significant data source to better understand homelessness in the U.S. Good quality data is foundational to reporting to funders, stakeholders, and communities for better policymaking and improved funding opportunities. The HMIS CSV Data Quality (DQ) Tool was developed to help Continuums of Care (CoCs) and is not required by HUD. It applies a series of logical checks to HMIS CSV Exports and provides detailed information to the CoC about potential issues found in their data.
Accessing the DQ Tool and Providing Feedback
The DQ Tool is currently being released as a Beta version so feedback can be incorporated from communities that use a variety of vendors. The publicly available website Bitbucket is hosting the Beta version of the DQ Tool.
The DQ Tool and User Guide are available on the downloads page of the Bitbucket site. If a community experiences an issue with the tool, they can log an issue on the issues page. To submit an issue and receive updates on the DQ Tool it is required to sign up for a free Bitbucket account.
National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH)
Volunteer spots are filling up for the 2022 National Conference on Ending Unsheltered Homelessness: Strategies and Policies That Work. In exchange for their efforts, volunteers will receive complimentary registration for the portions of the conference when they are not assigned to volunteer shifts. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included.
Each year ACEH coordinates the submission of project and collaborative applications to fund organizational and partner programs through a competitive grant process.
The September Project Homeless Connect will be held near Cuddy Family Midtown Park, on Wednesday, the 27th from 11 AM to 6 PM.
Monday, September 25th, 6-8 PM
Monday, October 9th, 6-8 PM
Monday, October 23rd, 6-8 PM
Sign up for one, or all events!
Wednesday, September 27th, 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday, October 25th, 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM
We are looking for volunteers!