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Do you have a spare coat?
Warm clothes & gear needed!

Please Share! It is getting cold out and our outreach teams are asking for warm clothes, sleeping bags, & other much-needed cold weather items for our unsheltered neighbors.

Please donate new or used cold weather gear by coordinating with Ryan Chernikoff, Outreach Coordinator for the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness. Contact information: 907-312-9478 or rchernikoff@aceh.org

Numerous studies show that the most cost-effective way to help individuals experiencing homelessness is to provide them with homes.

Learn more at https://aceh.org

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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

The Anchorage Family Emergency Shelter Plan

 

For over a decade, many community partners have committed to ensuring that no family experiences unsheltered homelessness in the Municipality of Anchorage. Christian Health Associates, the Anchorage School District, churches and volunteers from their congregations, AWAIC, RuralCap, Catholic Social Services, United Way, Salvation Army, the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH), and the Anchorage Health Department (AHD) have spent many hours collaborating on the best way to safely house families in the winter months when there is increased community need.
Beginning in August of 2021, these partners and others initiated bi-weekly meetings to determine multiple opportunities to resolve a community problem. As a result of these enormous efforts, two options have been identified that engage churches, Christian Health Associates, RuralCap, and AWAIC to provide emergency shelter and wrap-around services to move families into housing quickly. Continue Reading…

Meeting Recording: Emergency Shelter Task Force Kickoff

Monday, August 22nd

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ACEH is committed to developing an emergency shelter plan for single adults in collaboration with a multitude of stakeholders. The plan will be based on data to track system capacity, client needs, and integration with the Homeless Prevention and Response System. View full press release…

Media Contact: Owen Hutchinson, Director of External Relations
ohutchinson@aceh.org
907-312-9547

Day 1 Families Fund

Reminder: Proposal submission deadline is tomorrow, August 25th, at 5:00 pm.

The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness is soliciting proposals from qualified organizations that are pursuing solutions to family homelessness in the Municipality of Anchorage, with a strong focus on helping families gain or remain stably housed by providing short-term subsidized rental assistance, and by assisting them with connecting to and navigating an array of supportive services to support them in achieving permanent housing. The project timeline is September 2022 through September 30, 2024.

Learn more at https://aceh.org/day-1

Grant proposals must be submitted electronically to grants@aceh.org. The deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, August 25, 2022. Proposals are limited to eight, 8.5 x 11-inch pages, not including the budget and budget narrative.

For questions about this solicitation, please email Julie Frizzell, jfrizzell@aceh.org, or Helen Renfrew at hrenfrew@aceh.org.

Homeless Prevention & Response Advisory Council Monthly Meeting

About the Meeting:

The Homeless Prevention & Response System Advisory Council will meet during this 1-hour period to discuss relevant Anchorage Continuum of Care initiatives and current events.

More Details & Agenda can be found on the ACEH website: https://aceh.org/about-us/advisory-council

This meeting will be recorded for meeting minutes and record-keeping purposes.

For more information about the HPRS Advisory Council, or to get involved in a Committee, contact info@hprsadvisorycouncil.org

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87071231355
Meeting ID: 870 7123 1355
Passcode: 362033

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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Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority

‘Super Advocate’ Advocacy Trainings
Anchorage: Mon 9/26 at Dena’ina Center (9-3:30pm)

Free to attend, limited seating, must register in advance
Lunch provided

PRESENTED BY:

Teri Tibbett, Advocacy Coordinator, Alaska Mental Health Board/Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:

This free training offers tools and hands-on practice for advocating on issues you care about.

Participants learn how to talk to policymakers and speak at public meetings on topics and decisions that impact people with mental illness, substance use disorders, intellectual/developmental disabilities, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, and traumatic brain injuries.

The training is for people with lived experience of a disability, family members, service providers, administrators, peers, and others interested in learning:

  • Tools for successful meetings with policymakers (Legislators, City/Village Council, Assembly, School Board)

  • Refining your personal story for the most impact

  • Tips for speaking on a public panel or before a public committee

  • Tips for advocacy from home

  • Updates on current issues

National Housing & Homelessness Highlights

Community Solutions

How data for solving homelessness respects the rights and privacy of the individual

One of the most crucial components to ending homelessness begins with a new way of seeing it, known as by-name data. 

We celebrate when communities have current and detailed data on every unhoused person in a population because this enables them to better match housing solutions with the needs of the individuals. 

But what privacy standards do communities adhere to when collecting and sharing by-name data? 

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD Announces $52 Million in Reallocated ESG-CV Funding 

HUD announced estimated reallocation amounts for 62 Emergency Solutions Grants Program CARES Act (ESG-CV) recipients totaling $52 million. Review Appendix 1 of Notice CPD-22-06 for information about the reallocation formula, recipient eligibility criteria, as well as minimum and maximum reallocation amounts.  
View all estimated ESG-CV reallocation amounts on HUD.gov
https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/budget/fy20 

National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH)

2022 NOFO Resource Series

A new Alliance resource series can help communities break down HUD priorities for this year’s CoC Program NOFO applications.

National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)

ACEH SPOTLIGHT: ENGAGING VOTERS THROUGH THE OUR HOMES, OUR VOTES CAMPAIGN

Housing and homelessness organizations across the country are working hard to make voting accessible to everyone in their communities.

Join Upcoming NLIHC, NAEH, and CBPP Webinar on Homelessness and Housing First

NLIHC, the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) invite advocates nationwide to register for “Homelessness is a Housing Problem,” the second webinar in our four-part webinar series on homelessness and Housing First. Decades of learning, experience, and research have proven that Housing First is the most effective approach for ending homelessness. Housing First recognizes that affordable and accessible homes are the foundation on which people thrive, and by combining housing with access to supportive services, Housing First can help people exit homelessness and live stably in their communities. The upcoming webinar will be held on August 29 at 2:30 pm ET. Register at: https://bit.ly/3vIbn5o

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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A huge THANK YOU to our volunteers!

A huge THANK YOU to our volunteers!

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.

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Housing Definitions: Knowing the Terms

Housing Definitions: Knowing the Terms

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.

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