Anchored home

Homelessness is a pervasive problem across the country. In Anchorage, it has become more visible and more concerning to the community. Yet there is ample reason for hope. We are pushing ahead on promising solutions with a fresh sense of urgency. Anchored Home, Anchorage’s Strategic Plan to Solve Homelessness: 2018-2021 is a three-year tactical road map which draws on new tools and strategies while building on the community’s existing work and planning. The goal is to ensure homelessness in Anchorage is a rare, brief and one-time event.

 

Anchored Home is a three-year tactical road map which draws on new tools and strategies while building upon existing work in the community with the goal of ensuring homelessness in Anchorage is a rare, brief and one-time event. The plan serves as an update to the 2015 Anchorage Strategic Plan to End Homelessness, and includes input from service providers, funders, and thousands community members. Within Anchored Home are 4 key pillars, each of which includes concrete actions and timelines to address homelessness, they are: Prevention & Diversion, Housing & Supports, Public Health & Safety, and Advocacy and Funding.

 

A core element of Anchored Home is transparent and frequent engagement with the Anchorage community. Anchored Home is a community plan that requires community voices. For more information on progress, please visit our data dashboards. Additional information is shared monthly with the Advisory Council. To join a meeting check out the event section of our Facebook page for dates, times and meeting details. You can also directly follow Municipality of Anchorage efforts around Public Health and Safety.

GAP ANALYSIS & COMMUNITY PRIORITIES

The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) through its Advisory Council completes a yearly Homeless Prevention and Response System Gap Analysis with Annual Priorities. This is an extension of the work of the community plan to solve homelessness, Anchored Home, and defines yearly goals to move Anchorage closer to solving homelessness. The inaugural Gap Analysis and Annual Priorities were completed in 2020.

The Gap Analysis represents a supply and demand analysis of the existing system based on local data and the subject matter expertise of those with lived experience, community leaders and organizations on the front line providing these services citywide. The Annual Community Priorities are the goals identified to reduce system gaps in the coming year. These goals are intended to summarize for community members, funders, policy-makers, and advocates, recommendations around collective action to address identified gaps in the Homeless Prevention and Response System. The Community Priorities are designed to be used to direct programmatic, policy, and funding decisions to achieve our shared goals of making homelessness rare, brief, and one-time.