Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness, Board of Directors, and HPRS Advisory Council denounce harmful racist language
For immediate release
October 25, 2022
Anchorage, AK – The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH), its Board of Directors and the Homeless Prevention and Response System Advisory Council denounce the harmful racist language and ideas publicly shared at recent Anchorage Assembly and Community Council meetings. Homelessness is a national problem that is directly tied to the availability of appropriate and affordable housing. The forced removal of anyone from our city is unacceptable. To imply that sending a particular group away is going to increase access to housing is inaccurate and causes harm to the Alaska Native community. ACEH is working to build an equitable Homeless Prevention and Response System. It is a high priority for Anchorage and for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Contact: Owen Hutchinson, Director of External Relations, ACEH, firstname.lastname@example.org, 907.312.9547
About the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness
The mission of the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness is to provide dynamic leadership in making homelessness rare, brief, and one time. As the lead for the Anchorage Continuum of Care, ACEH seeks to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts to quickly rehouse individuals and families experiencing homelessness while minimizing trauma and dislocation; promote access to services needed by individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and optimize self-sufficiency.
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.
At the Tuesday, November 22nd meeting of the Anchorage Assembly, a unified proposal for alcohol tax funding was passed.
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.