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Donate Items for Hot Weather Survival Kits!

Weekly Digests

Help individuals experiencing homelessness by donating much-needed items!

Many of our Anchorage neighbors are facing this unusually hot and dry summer without proper shelter or basic necessities. 
 
ITEMS NEEDED:
Reusable water bottles

Sunscreen
Hats
Bug spray

Please coordinate donation drop-offs with Celia:
cmacleod@aceh.org, 907-782-6230

Number of Adults over the age of 25 Who Secured Housing through the Housing Surge.

  • August 2021: 19
  • September 2021: 17
  • October 2021: 22
  • November 2021: 21
  • December 2021: 25
  • January 2022: 28
  • February 2022: 36
  • March 2022: 47
  • April 2022: 52

Total Number Housed: 267

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All Anchorage Continuum of Care & Stakeholder Virtual Meeting

Save the date for a virtual Zoom meeting on June 23rd at 10 AM.

Who: Members and stakeholders of the Anchorage Continuum of Care.
Topic: The Anchorage Continuum of Care – More details to come.
Time: Jun 23, 2022, 10:00 AM Alaska

Zoom Meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82656577753?pwd=bW1LMmdBelpKeHMydm9jQ1JSRHd2Zz09

Meeting ID: 826 5657 7753
Passcode: 114794

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.

99 Plus 1

Community Engagement Event today and tomorrow, June 8th & 9th, 10 AM-6 PM.

99 Plus 1 is inviting anyone to come to the Sullivan to seek showers, services, and food. Anybody staying in the woods, in tents, camps, or other shelters are welcome.

Who’s Invited: Anchorage partners, businesses, government officials, local workforces, community volunteers. Come along and PARTICIPATE IN FAIRVIEW CLEAN-UP outreach, agency booths, activities, donation drive etc.

Where: Sullivan Arena Parking Lot, 1600 Gambell St. Anchorage, AK 99501

Donation Drop-off Location: Front glass doors of the southwest entrance.

For additional information contact Hannah Ferguson: info@99plus1inc.com or (907) 342-7437.

Catholic Social Services

Complex Care at 303 West Fireweed Lane

“When COVID began, Brother Francis Shelter recognized the need to reduce capacity to keep our guests safe and socially distanced. To meet the needs of our community, BFS became more specialized in our care—serving elderly and medically fragile guests who needed individualized care. We recognized the need and, given our Healthcare and Homelessness Partnership , knew we were well-positioned to provide this care.

That experience confirmed what we’d long believed: smaller, specialized shelters and facilities are the best solution for Anchorage’s homeless response system. In a smaller facility, improved staff-to-client ratios allow for deeper relationships, individualized care, and better outcomes for guests as they get back on their feet. As Brother Francis Shelter has seen, smaller populations can foster a healthy sense of community and have a much lighter impact on their surrounding neighborhood.” – Excerpt from post by Catholic Social Services

National Housing & Homelessness Highlights

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is three weeks away. All applications for the FY21 YHDP NOFO must be submitted no later than June 28, 2022, at 11:59 PM EDT to Grants.gov. YHDP is an initiative designed to address systemic responses to youth homelessness and significantly reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness. Through this NOFO, HUD will award approximately $72 million in up to 25 participating communities. All CoCs are encouraged to consider applying for the FY 2021 YHDP NOFO.

 

The HUD.gov YHDP page has several resources to help your community apply for this funding opportunity, including:

  • PDF versions of the YHDP NOFO and Appendices
  • Resources for determining if your community qualifies as rural
  • A blank debriefing document from the FY 2019 and 2020 YHDP NOFO competition to see strengths and weaknesses of previous competitions
  • Recordings, transcripts, and other resources from the FY 2021 YHDP NOFO webinars

National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH)

Centering Racial Equity in the Work to End Homelessness: Aligning Vision with Practice at the Systems Level

Thursday, June 16 @ 1:00 – 2:15 pm ET

Next week, join Va Lecia Adams Kellum, Ph.D. (President & CEO, St. Joseph Center in Venice, CA) and Nichele J. Carver (Associate Director of Homeless and Special Needs Housing, Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development) to learn how they are centering their organizations’ work around racial equity to take sustainable, equitable change at the systems level.

Nothing About Us Without Us: Involving People with Lived Experience in CoC Decisions

Thursday, June 23 @ 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

Federal homelessness funding for the Continuum of Care Program prioritizes the input and inclusion of people with lived experience in local decision-making. Too often, this participation can seem tokenizing. This webinar will showcase speakers from three communities to discuss what genuine involvement looks like and how to include the voices of people who know homelessness firsthand.

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