GuestHouse is now permanent housing for more than 130 formally unhoused individuals!
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Anchorage Public Library
September’s Connect: Mountain View Event, is tomorrow, Thursday 9/22 from 2-5pm at the Anchorage Public Library, Community Room
Join APL’s Community Resource Coordinators and their network of partners to learn how you can connect to resources for food, housing, health care, education, and more!
Contact: Ziona Brownlow, 907-885-9508, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Housing & Homelessness Highlights
National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH)
Catch Up on Recent NOFO Webinars
Haven’t been able to attend the Alliance’s recent webinars? View the recordings and accompanying materials:
- What You Need to Know about the 2022 COC Program Competition
- The 2022 CoC Program Competition Prioritizes Racial Equity and LGBTQ+ Anti-Discrimination: How to Get Started
- Funding Opportunities: Learn More About HUD’s Special NOFO to Address Rural Homelessness and New Stability Housing Voucher Program
These webinars are part of the 2022 NOFO Resource Series and the 2022 Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness Supplemental NOFO Resource Series.
National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)
NLIHC Releases Welcome to Vote Pledge and Celebrates National Voter Registration Day
NLIHC’s nonpartisan Our Homes, Our Votes campaign today announced the Welcome to Vote Pledge, a joint declaration among affordable housing providers that are committed to registering and mobilizing their residents to vote. The initial list of pledge signers includes 22 organizations that collectively own or manage more than 257,000 units across 41 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The launch of the pledge coincides with the tenth annual National Voter Registration Day (September 20, 2022), a national, nonpartisan civic holiday dedicated to celebrating our democracy by registering as many eligible Americans to vote as possible. Signers of the Welcome to Vote Pledge commit to integrating voter registration into the lease-up and income recertification processes at their properties, encouraging nonpartisan voter education and mobilization activities in the 2022 election cycle, and undertaking all voter engagement work in a fully nonpartisan manner and in compliance with all relevant state election laws. The full text of the pledge can be found here.
“Through nonpartisan efforts to register and mobilize low-income renters and people experiencing homelessness to vote, we can further raise the profile of housing in the national conversation and continue to build the political will for bold solutions,” said NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel. “As the Welcome to Vote Pledge demonstrates, many affordable housing providers are deeply committed to facilitating access to the ballot for all of their residents. We are grateful for their partnership on the nonpartisan Our Homes, Our Votes campaign’s efforts to close the voter turnout gap between low-income renters and high-income homeowners.”
Because renters move more frequently than homeowners, they must update their voter registration more often. This additional hurdle contributes to the gaps in voter registration and turnout rates between renters and homeowners, and – alongside transportation barriers, less flexible work schedules, strict voter identification laws, language barriers, polling place closures, voter purges, and other restrictive voter laws – even greater disparities between low-income and high-income people. The Our Homes, Our Votes campaign’s Housing Providers Council, a nonpartisan coalition of affordable housing developers and property managers, offers tools and resources that empower housing providers to organize accessible voter registration opportunities and get out the vote. Housing providers that are interested in joining this initiative can sign up here.
NLIHC encourages our partners to ensure that they are registered to vote and to participate in their communities’ nonpartisan voter registration efforts. Here are some additional ways to celebrate National Voter Registration Day:
- Visit Vote.org to register or check your voter registration status. Once you are registered, reach out to your friends and family members to make sure their voter registration is up to date.
- Find a National Voter Registration Day event in your community.
- Post on social media using sample materials from the Our Homes, Our Votes media toolkit. Use the hashtags #VoteReady and #OurHomesOurVotes22, and be sure to tag @OurHomesVotes.
- Sign up for the Our Homes, Our Votes webinar series, which takes place every other Monday at 2:30 pm ET.
- Advocate for the Our Homes, Our Votes Act, which would facilitate voter registration for all residents of federally subsidized housing.
For inquiries about the Welcome to Vote Pledge or National Voter Registration Day, please contact email@example.com.
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.
At the Tuesday, November 22nd meeting of the Anchorage Assembly, a unified proposal for alcohol tax funding was passed.
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.