ACEH believes that it is possible to solve homelessness and that solutions should be grounded in accurate information. In partnership with Community Solutions and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Anchorage is participating in the Built for Zero movement.

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The information you will find on this dashboard is updated monthly (usually around the 15th) to ensure that the most accurate data is available.

“ALL CLIENTS GRAPH” Here you can view many different data points. This screen covers all individuals on the By-name-List.


Select a month to view homelessness and housing data in Anchorage for that point in time.

Hover anywhere on the graph to view how many individuals were actively experiencing homelessness at that point in time.

(This number represents individuals who interacted with the Homeless Response System in the chosen month. This could be at an emergency shelter, through street outreach, coordinated entry, etc.)


“INFLOW” shows the number of individuals new to the system that had not interacted with the Homeless Response System within the past 2 years.

For example, if an individual was homeless 20 years ago but has been stably housed for the last 2 years, they will be considered “NEW TO SYSTEM”.


“RETURNED FROM HOUSED” is someone who was housed and returned from housing within that 2-year period. This includes if they were housed through a provider or if they found housing on their own.


“RETURNED FROM INACTIVE” refers to anyone who was not heard from for over 90 days but who engages with the Homeless Response System again within 2 years.


“HOUSING PLACEMENTS” refers to anyone who is known to be stably housed either through providers or on their own.


“OUTFLOW” Is anytime an individual gets into stable housing. The two primary ways are through supported exit or self-resolved.

To go back and narrow down the results to only view specific populations click “Return to homepage” in the upper left. Then select one of the Subpopulations.

This is an overview of the Built-for-Zero Data Dashboard. Please let us know if this was helpful. Email us at communications@aceh.org

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If you would like more information about ACEH, the Anchorage Homeless Prevention and Response System, or homelessness in general, please feel free to reach out to us.

P.O. Box 243041
Anchorage, AK 99524