Anchorage Continuum of Care & Stakeholder Virtual Meeting
March 25, 2022
Dear stakeholders in Anchorage’s Continuum of Care,
I’m excited to write and share an upcoming meeting with technical assistance providers from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Over the past 24+ months our community, along with many in the country, has been adapting to a constantly shifting landscape of challenges. The impact of COVID-19 has impacted each of us personally, professionally, and as a community.
That impact has resulted in tremendous shifts within organizations; it has required our community to stand-up new program models. And, for many of our community members experiencing homelessness, all of it occurred within the personal crisis that is homelessness.
In line with Anchorage’s exit from Mass Care and the need for urgent action to rehouse individuals experiencing homelessness the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness is convening an all CoC virtual meeting on Monday, March 28 at 12 Noon. As our community seeks to successfully unwind emergency operations, the CoC requested support from the disaster technical assistance team from HUD, and they would like to engage with all the stakeholders here in Anchorage’s Continuum of Care.
The agenda for the virtual meeting is:
- Welcome from Carma Reed, Community Planning and Development Director, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Framing Thoughts from Jessica Parks, Chair, Anchorage Continuum of Care Advisory Council
- Introduction and Background, Meg Zaletel, Interim Executive Director Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness
- HUD TA Team
- Community Discussion on Technical Assistance and Alignment
- Workgroup Recommendations:
- Housing Activation
- Resource Identification
Meg Zaletel (she/her)
Interim Executive Director, Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness
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.