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Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness Updates
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
Local Housing & Homelessness Highlights
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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Funding opportunity for new construction and rehabilitation housing projects!
Housing Alaskans: A Public-Private Partnership is accepting applications for “top-off” funding of up to $150,000 for new construction and rehabilitation housing projects.
As the doors shut at Sullivan Arena today, providers and outreach are stepping in to assist our most vulnerable. You can help!
Homelessness Prevention & Response System Advisory Council Monthly Meeting
During the monthly virtual meeting, please join the HPRS Advisory Council to discuss relevant Anchorage Continuum of Care initiatives and current events