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Funding proposal passed for the Homeless Prevention & Response System.

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Funding proposal passed for the Homeless Prevention & Response System.

At the Tuesday, November 22nd meeting of the Anchorage Assembly, a unified proposal for alcohol tax funding was passed. The funding prioritizes projects in the Homeless Prevention and Response System (HPRS) that meet our community needs, including low-barrier shelters, shelter for our most vulnerable residents, youth, and families, and outreach services to move individuals from unsheltered homelessness into housing. The proposal maintains funding for life-saving services. Coordinated investments improve and expand the HPRS in ways that benefit the entire community.

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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

Calling All Volunteers!

Be an agent of change! The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness is looking for about 15 volunteers to assemble outreach item kits for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness.

Where: ACEH Office – 3427 E Tudor Rd STE A
When: Mondays, November 28th, December 5th, 12th, and 19th
Volunteer: Click for sign-up form
Contact: communications@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.

Afognak Native Corporation

COVID-19 Supplies & Resources

Afognak Native Corporation has a surplus of disposable face masks, including n95 masks, that they would like to offer to community organizations and small businesses or others as needed. If you have a need, please email shareholderservices@afognak.com or call Loren Anderson at (907) 222-9500 with the number of boxes you need.

Loren will give you information as to when and where in mid-town Anchorage you can pick these masks up. Thank you for your contributions to keeping our relatives safe!

National Housing & Homelessness Highlights

Community Solutions
 

Preventing and Reducing Inflow from Incarceration

While safe housing is proven to help individuals overcome challenges in other life domains, this is particularly true for those exiting jail or prison. 

Due to systemic and structural racism in the housing, criminal legal, and other systems, people of color — especially Black people — are drastically overrepresented in the currently and formerly incarcerated population, as well as those experiencing homelessness in the U.S. 

These individuals are significantly more likely to have already experienced homelessness and experience homelessness after release. Disrupting this inflow from incarceration into homelessness will be a critical pathway to making homelessness rare and brief. 

In this learning brief, we have synthesized evidence regarding inflow from incarceration into homelessness and outlined the unique housing challenges people experience after incarceration, followed by promising practices and findings to assist formerly incarcerated individuals in accessing housing. 

National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)

NLIHC Releases Blueprint for a Permanent Emergency Rental Assistance Program

NLIHC today released a new report, Emergency Rental Assistance: A Blueprint for a Permanent Program. The report examines the implementation of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s (Treasury) Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program by state and local organizations in order to identify policies and practices that led to successful implementation and provide recommendations for model programs. By offering a compendium of new research, innovative tools, and shared experiences in the implementation of ERA, the report aims to provide a blueprint that could be used to establish a permanent ERA program in the future.

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