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Homeless Prevention & Response System Advisory Council Work Session & Monthly Meeting, June 23rd, 2022 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Homeless Prevention & Response System Advisory Council Work Session & Monthly Meeting, June 23rd, 2022 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

To include a special presentation on Voting Equity and Ranked Choice Voting Education

Why is ranked choice voting education important?

Persons experiencing homelessness are focused on acquiring what they need for survival on a day-to-day basis. Actively seeking out information on the new process of ranked choice voting probably will not be on that list. Our goal is to equip direct-service providers to educate their clients on ranked choice voting.

Ranked choice voting allows voters to rank candidates in the general election in order of preference, which gives voters more voice in their representation and ensures candidates win office with majority support.

HPRS Advisory Council meets on the 4th Thursday of every month to discuss relevant Anchorage Continuum of Care initiatives and current events. The Homeless Prevention & Response System (HPRS) Advisory Council is the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designated governing body for the Anchorage Continuum of Care (CoC).

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June 21st Homeless Prevention & Response System Capacity Map

The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) has released a systems map of the current state of mass care and the Homeless Prevention and Response System (HPRS). To keep this document current ACEH is working with providers to provide the most accurate information possible. Please find the most recent Capacity Map below, updated on June 21, 2022.

View the document: HPRS Systems Map – 20220621 Update

This document is also available on the ACEH website: https://aceh.org/tools/

Statement in response to the end of the facilitated process.

June 17, 2022

Anchorage, AK – The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) was brought into the Facilitated Workgroup in December ’21 to provide subject matter expertise in implementing the Mass Care Exit Strategy. The Complex Care Facility for medically fragile individuals and the Workforce and Supportive Housing at the GuestHouse are planks of the exit strategy that ACEH successfully implemented and continues to support. Communication and compromise are necessary for any meaningful facilitation and ACEH will continue to work with service providers and other entities dedicated to serving people experiencing homelessness with dignity, respect, and compassion.
View the letter from facilitators: End of Facilitated Process

Contact: Owen Hutchinson, 907-312-9547
ohutchinson@aceh.org

Giving Opportunity

Safe Harbor, RurAL CAP’s transitional housing facility for families with children in Anchorage, is planning a “camping trip” this summer in their lobby for residing children and teens. In order to make this fun event possible, they’re trying to secure up to 60 sleeping bags.

Please consider donating a sleeping bag from their Wish List by June 24!
 
View Wishlist: RurAL CAP Children’s Camping Event Donation Drive

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.
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Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission

Thank you to the Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission for extending the length of stay for clients experiencing homelessness to 90 days during this dynamic time in our community! We appreciate all your hard work and dedication to helping people every day.

We are thankful for the Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission and our partners who are making a difference in people’s lives.

Downtown Hope Center

The Downtown Hope Center provides showers and meals to our neighbors experiencing homelessness. They also offer job training, and open their doors 5 days a week 9am – 2pm for anyone in need. Please download and share the flier highlighting their services. 

National Housing & Homelessness Highlights

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Biden Administration Announces First-of-Its Kind Funding Opportunity for Unsheltered Homelessness

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a first-of-its-kind package of resources for unsheltered homelessness and homeless encampments. 
 
The Initiative for Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness will help communities humanely and effectively implement coordinated approaches for solving unsheltered homelessness with housing, health care, and supportive services.

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Email us at communications@aceh.org

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