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Grand Opening of IñuPiphany

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Grand Opening of IñuPiphany

Emily Edenshaw, President & CEO of Alaska Native Heritage Center and member of the ACEH Board of Directors, hosted the grand opening of IñuPiphany this week. Modeled after Alaska Art Alliance, IñuPiphany is a place of respite for Alaska Native women in challenging circumstances.

IñuPiphany’s vision is a vibrant community space where Alaska Native women can heal through cultural and artistic instruction and practice. IñuPiphany participants will also have an opportunity to sell their artwork in the IñuPiphany Gallery, ANHC’s Ch’k’iqadi Gallery, and online.

ACEH Updates

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

Coordinated Entry & Shelter

Sullivan Arena Warming Tent Update
The warming tent outside of Sullivan is being staffed and operated by 99+1. Any donations for individuals utilizing the warming tent may be delivered to Sullivan at this time. 

Emergency Family Cold Weather Shelter
ACEH is looking for a provider to assist with light case management, transportation, and meals for families accessing Emergency Cold Weather Shelter in hotels.  There is funding available for these services. Please contact Taylor Donovan for more information: tdonovan@aceh.org

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

Outreach & Resources

On Tuesday, December 7th, ACEH will host 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 November 25th or 26th in observance of Thanksgiving.

Thank you to all of the donors who participated in this year’s Pick.Click.Give!

The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness believes that every Alaskan deserves a roof over their head, a place to put down anchor and feel safe with their loved ones. Thank you for joining us in our mission to make homelessness rare, brief and one time. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

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. View ACEH Members

The Foraker Group

Exploring ARPA Funding Opportunities
In this recording, Foraker’s Rachel Morse shows how to find details about funds coming to Alaska through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

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. View ACEH Members

Community Solutions

Making the invisible visible

What does it take to end homelessness? ​​Data, for starters. As featured in a recent Data.org article, the movement to solve homelessness is growing — and so is the sense of possibility.

Whether it’s to make progress toward ending homelessness, create more equitable systems, or move further upstream of the issue, data is a big part of the equation. 

Communities are able to see a more accurate picture of homelessness at any given moment — at the individual and population level — thanks to data visualizations powered by Tableau. 

It transformed our imagination around how we were using data tools,” said Aras Jizan, a Portfolio lead at Built for Zero.

National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)

House Votes to Advance “Build Back Better Act” with Historic Affordable Housing Investments
The House of Representatives voted on November 19 to approve the “Build Back Better Act” by a near party-line vote of 220-213. The $1.75 trillion economic recovery package includes more than $150 billion in affordable housing and community development investments, including significant funding for NLIHC’s HoUSed campaign’s top priorities:

  • $25 billion to expand housing vouchers to over 300,000 households
  • $65 billion to preserve the nation’s deteriorating public housing infrastructure

$15 billion for the national Housing Trust Fund to build and preserve over 150,000 affordable, accessible homes for households with the lowest incomes.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

2022 Point-in-Time Count Resources
With 2022 homeless counts upcoming, HUD has updated the notice for the Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time Count (PIT), and wants to ensure that all communities conduct a safe PIT Count.

National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH)

Scholarships Available for #NAEH2022
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.

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

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