ACEH Weekly Digest: 8/11/2021

ACEH Weekly Digest

Community Updates

Abused Women’s Aid In Crisis, Inc. (AWAIC) 2021 Community Stakeholder Survey

“Greetings Community Member!
AWAIC is doing this community survey to gain a better understanding of how AWAIC impacts your life and the community.  We value your opinion and feel that gathering this information will help AWAIC to determine areas of success and growth. 
 
Your answers will be confidential and only aggregate data will be used to help AWAIC improve services for the community.  This survey should take between 8 and 10 minutes to complete. Please complete by August 26, 2021. 
 
Please click on the link below to begin the survey:
 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8QMJQL8

Thank you for supporting AWAIC’s mission and we appreciate the time you take to complete this survey.

Warm regards,
suzi”
  
– Suzi Pearson
Executive Director

Outreach Updates

The next mobile vaccination clinic with Visit Healthcare is this Friday, August 13th at Peratrovich Park from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Outreach staff will be assisting on the ground as vaccines are administered.
 
Reminder: The next Outreach Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 18th at 10 AM.

Please reach out with any questions or comments: jrutz@aceh.org 907-312-9478

Join for a conversation with experts on homelessness, moderated by Lori Townsend with Alaska Public Media, where they will discuss what effective response and prevention should look like in Anchorage and take questions from the public.

Panelists include:

  • Jasmine Boyle, Executive Director of the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Michelle Brown, Senior Fellow of the Rasmuson Foundation
  • Dr. Sharon Chamard, Faculty at the UAA Justice Center
  • Dr. John Morris, Homeless Coordinator for Mayor Bronson
  • Meg Zaletel, Chair of the Anchorage Assembly Committee on Housing and Homelessness

Questions for the panelists can be submitted before the event at rep.ivy.spohnholz@akleg.gov, or day-of for those attending in-person.

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Center for Disease Control (CDC) Updates

Eviction Moratorium Extended

The CDC announced today that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will issue a limited eviction moratorium – starting today through October 3 – for renters living in communities experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases!

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended the eviction moratorium until October 3 in communities with high rates of COVID-19 transmission.

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National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) Updates

Accessing Important Federal Payments

Economic Impact Payments and Child Tax Credits may be able to lift families out of homelessness – or prevent it from happening. The Alliance’s latest research brief outlines how to access and use these critical payments.

Read the Brief

Converting Hotels and Motels into Housing with COVID Funds

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous states and localities have successfully expanded their housing capacity by leveraging federal, state, local, and philanthropic funds to rapidly acquire and convert hotel and motel properties into permanent housing. A new series of case studies shows how these projects got off the ground at both the program-level and project-level. 

Download the Case Studies

Using Federal Resources Strategically

In a recent blog series, Alliance staff outline how federal COVID-19 relief can be used strategically to end homelessness: 

National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) Updates

 

Senate Provides Up to $332 Billion for Housing and Transportation in the Infrastructure Reconciliation Package

The Senate released today a budget resolution, setting the stage for Congress to enact a $3.5 trillion infrastructure package. The budget resolution calls for more than $332 billion combined for housing and transportation investments!
The budget resolution is expected to receive a vote on the Senate floor in the coming days, before heading to the House for approval. Once the budget resolution is approved, the Senate Banking Committee and House Financial Services Committee will draft legislation to determine how to invest their allocations in various housing and transportation programs.

Read more of this article here

NLIHC Announces ERASE Grantees

NLIHC is pleased to announce the 27 state and local organizations selected for the NLIHC Ending Rental Arrears to Stop Evictions (ERASE) grantee cohort. The cohort will work to influence state and local emergency rental assistance (ERA) programs and ensure that ERA funds quickly reach the lowest-income and most marginalized people. The ERASE program seeks to ensure housing stability for the lowest-income renters in the short-term while building the framework for long-term sustainability.

Read more of this article here

Research Examines Measurement of Eviction Rates in the American Housing Survey

An article in Cityscape, Estimating the Prevalence of Eviction in the United States: New Data from the 2017 American Housing Survey,” examines key findings from the 2017 American Housing Survey (AHS) regarding forced displacement, how these results differ from other sources, and why the AHS might underestimate formal evictions. While AHS estimates 5.5 informal evictions for every one formal eviction, the authors identify reasons to believe that formal eviction prevalence may be even higher.

Read more of this article here

National Council of Nonprofits Updates

Take the Survey
Help communities by sharing the pandemic’s impact on your nonprofit

Every nonprofit has felt the pandemic’s effects differently, and each has had a front-row view of how the pandemic has affected local communities. We are partnering with the Federal Reserve on a survey to create a comprehensive picture of the effects on nonprofits and the communities we serve, both nationwide and in individual states. The results will help nonprofits inform policymakers at every level of government about the challenges we all faced this past year and can help nonprofits advocate for further relief. Your views are important. Please take 15 minutes to complete the survey today to help inform equitable recovery programs and policies.
 
Take the Survey

Case Conferencing and Coordinated Entry (CE) Training

If you have any questions about these meetings or are interested in coordinated entry access point training for you or your team, please contact Mac Lyons at: mlyons@aceh.org

What is CE? CE is a triage process to connect individuals experiencing homelessness to necessary resources. It is a federally mandated program that recognizes communities rarely have enough resources. There are three main goals of CE: prioritize the most vulnerable, streamline the experience for providers and unsheltered people, and provide data to inform decisions regarding the structure of and need for services.

View the updated CE Access Points list

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