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Housing and Homelessness Gubernatorial Town Hall 2022

Last Friday, October 7, 2022, candidates in the upcoming gubernatorial election answered important questions on housing and homelessness.

Hosted by the Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness and the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness, and moderated by Anne Hillman.

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Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness Updates

The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) works with allies in the community to design, create, and lead the implementation of the Anchorage community plan on homelessness. More about ACEH

Outreach Update

Upcoming Pop-up Events

Thursday, October 13th: Davis Park Mtn. View 
Friday, October 14th, Friday Pena Park (Centennial)

At these events, outreach teams will provide Coordinated Entry assessments and information regarding available services. SALA Medics will also be on location to provide First Aid for clients as needed. Snacks, coffee, and other items will be distributed to unsheltered individuals.

For ways to donate or get involved, please visit our website: https://aceh.org/take-action/

Updated Coordinated Entry Access Points

Find the updated contact list for Coordinated Entry Assessments here: https://aceh.org/coordinated-entry

About Coordinated Entry: 

Coordinated entry is an important process through which people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness can access the crisis response system in a streamlined way…

When possible, the assessment provides the ability for households to gain access to the best options to address their needs, incorporating participants’ choice, rather than being evaluated for a single program within the system. The most intensive interventions are prioritized for those with the highest needs. – “Coordinated Entry CORE ELEMENTS“, HUD

Questions or Comments?

Contact Mac Lyons, Coordinated Entry Manager at: mlyons@aceh.org

Local Housing & Homelessness Highlights

Inspiring stories from the Anchorage community, news and information about housing and homelessness, and tangible ways you can get involved and help people in need.
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Data for Indigenous Justice (DIJ)

Fellowship Announcement

Data for Indigenous Justice (DIJ) is an Alaska Native-led non-profit that homes a database for missing and murdered Indigenous womxn, girls, and relatives data. This organization is led by Alaska Native womxn with great intention, care, and love for our community. The origin of DIJ is a story of grassroots community organizing. In 2018 local Indigenous organizers put together a rally to call attention to the crisis of MMIWG. Learn More…

Hockey Helps

On October 15th, Hockey Helps, a charitable effort by Moose Hockey Alaska, is hosting a fundraising event to benefit the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness! 

National Housing & Homelessness Highlights

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Housing Problem-Solving: Prevention Strategies  

What is Housing Problem-Solving? Housing problem-solving (HPS) seeks to empower households by having unwavering respect for their dreams, strengths, goals, and preferences. HPS explores person-centered, housing-focused approaches that are creative, flexible, safe, and cost-effective solutions to quickly resolve the housing crisis—even if just temporarily—with limited or no financial support. HPS identifies community partnerships and skills-building and training opportunities supporting client empowerment and long-term HPS solutions while helping households regain a sense of control by focusing on their strengths and resiliency. The HPS approach does not depend upon dedicated permanent housing resources or subsidies. Every community must have in place a systemic response that ensures that homelessness is a rare, brief, and non-recurring experience. If every interaction is approached with a belief that each individual has a potential pathway to stable housing or access to resources without the limitation of normal restrictions and lengthy policies, efforts to prevent and end homelessness using HPS strategies can be accelerated for many.

National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH)

Voter Toolkit

Every One Votes is an initiative to ensure that people who are experiencing homelessness are registered to vote and able to exercise their right to vote. Providers can access resources and tools that provide guidance and strategies to support clients and consumers to register to vote, and to encourage voter turnout. 

National Council of Nonprofits

Free National Webinar | Oct. 18 at 3 pm Eastern: Everything Nonprofit Employees Need to Know About Public Service Loan Forgiveness

If you work for a nonprofit and have federal student loans, you only have until October 31 to apply for this temporary expansion of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. 

Time is running out for nonprofit employees with federal student loans to take advantage of the limited PSLF waiver. The federal government has waived, until October 31, some of the burdens that made loan forgiveness so hard. Now, even payments that previously didn’t count toward forgiveness of your student loans could be eligible under this limited-time program. Nonprofit employees have only a few weeks left to seize the opportunity to see as much as all of their federal student loan debt forgiven. 

We Want to Hear From You

If you have thoughts or suggestions, reach out and send us a message. Please let us know what you think.

Email us at communications@aceh.org

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