Calendar Year 2022 Annual Report
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Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness Highlights
Out of Office Notice
The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness will be out of the office from the 26th-30th of December. Please let us know before Friday, the 23rd if you need anything from us.
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ACEH is asking for donations for our clients’ loyal companions this holiday season.
- Pet toys
- Doggy bags
Donations can be dropped off from 9am-4pm, Mon/Tues/Thurs at our office, 3427 East Tudor Road, Suite A.
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Anchorage Housing Summit 2023
12th & 13th of January, 2023
10 am – 2 pm
Online & ACEH Office | 3427 E Tudor Road, Suite A (in-person spots are full!)
Lunch provided for in-person attendees.
Local Housing & Homelessness Highlights
Bean’s Cafe will be hosting Christmas dinner this year with Henry House!
545 E 4th Ave on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th.
From 11 am-2 pm
In addition to hot food and live music, there will be a clothing room where you can stop by and stock up on some winter essentials to keep you warm.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
907.433.8601 OR KDOUTHIT@BEANSCAFE.ORG
Institute for Community Alliances – Alaska
Sheltered and Unsheltered PIT/HIC 2023
Alaska’s annual Sheltered Point-in-Time (PIT) and Housing Inventory Count (HIC) are approaching. This email contains important information explaining why the Sheltered PIT and HIC are important, how to prepare for the event, important dates to be aware of, and more.
What is the Sheltered Point-in-Time and Housing Inventory Counts?
The Sheltered PIT and HIC is an annual event that allows our communities to take stock of the residential space available for members of the community who are experiencing homelessness. By counting all persons who were in a homeless, residential project (emergency shelter, safe haven, transitional housing, rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, or other permanent housing for homeless persons) on the night of the event, we are also able to measure the demographics of those served by homeless services on the date of this state-wide event.
When is the Sheltered PIT and HIC Count?
This year’s PIT and HIC event will take place at sunset, the night of January 30th.
How do we prepare for the Sheltered PIT and HIC Count?
ICA will be recording training to review how to conduct the SHELTERED count for HMIS and Non-HMIS projects. The video will be sent to agencies that operate one of the following:
- Emergency Shelter
- Transitional Housing
- Rapid Rehousing
- Permanent Supportive Housing
- Other Permanent Housing
What is the Unsheltered Point-in-Time and Housing Inventory Counts?
The Unsheltered PIT is an annual event that allows our communities to count people who are living in places not meant for human habitation.
Who to Count?
The Unsheltered PIT counts individuals and families with a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings, including a car, park, abandoned building, bus or train station, airport, or camping ground.
When is the Unsheltered PIT and HIC Count?
This year’s Unsheltered PIT event will take place at sunset, the night of January 30th.
How do we prepare for the Unsheltered PIT Count?
The Balance of State CoC and Anchorage CoC will be leading the unsheltered count. Be on the lookout for further training information. ICA will be working with the CoC’s on the collection of the Unsheltered data.
Be on the lookout for more information to come!
National Housing & Homelessness Highlights
Reimagining the homeless shelter system
In Anchorage, a new complex care shelter centers the needs of the medically fragile
For all communities, the Covid-19 pandemic demanded immediate changes in the homeless response system. Leaders in Anchorage felt called to seize an opportunity for deeper and more lasting change.
“We had to reimagine our shelter system,” said Dakota Orm, the Healthcare Integration Director of the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness.
Harnessing collaboration with health systems and data, the community opened a new shelter for their medically fragile neighbors — all in just a matter of seven months.
“We saw the role of the complex care shelter as plucking those individuals out of congregate shelter into a place where they can be better served,” said David Rittenberg, Senior Director of Adult Homeless Services Catholic Social Services.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD Releases 2022 Annual Homeless Assessment Report
In conjunction with the publishing of the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR), the Continuum of Care (CoC) Population and Subpopulation Reports are now available on the HUD Exchange. These reports provide counts for sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons by household type and subpopulation, available at the national and state level, and for each CoC. The reports are based on Point-in-Time (PIT) information provided to HUD by CoCs in the application for CoC Homeless Assistance Programs.
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)
After Halting Rapid Rise in Homelessness, Biden-Harris Administration Announces Plan to Reduce Homelessness 25% by 2025
The Biden-Harris administration released a federal plan for ending homelessness in America that starts with the ambitious goal of reducing homelessness 25% by 2025. All In: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness builds on the success of previous plans and will do more than any previous federal effort to systemically prevent homelessness and combat the systemic racism that has created racial and ethnic disparities in homelessness. Continue Reading…
Early yesterday morning, staff from ACEH led outreach teams from partner agencies into the fog for the first day of the 2023 PIT Count.
Special presentation on the Eviction Diversion Program – Presented by Will Walker, Access to Justice Staff Attorney, Alaska Court System
Topics and discussions will include permanent supportive housing and transitional housing, leases, and more.