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Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness Updates
Coordinated Entry Training
Beginning December 2nd, 2022, ACEH shall start Coordinated Entry (CE) Assessment training every other Thursday at 10:00 am.
This training, along with ICA AKHMIS training, is necessary for any partner to become an Access Point. It is also necessary to take this training before receiving housing referrals from ACEH.
The CE Assessment Training goes over what an assessment is, who qualifies for an assessment, and how to request referrals into your housing program. ACEH highly recommends service providers attend to familiarize themselves with proper assessment processes.
Contact Mac Lyons, ACEH Coordinated Entry Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Housing & Homelessness Highlights
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Department of Veterans Affairs
Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program
Per Diem Only (PDO) Grant
VA is announcing the availability of funding for new grants under the PDO grant component of the VA Homeless Providers GPD program in an effort to reduce homelessness among Veterans.
Applications for assistance are being accepted from eligible entities to provide per diem payments for facilitating housing stabilization for Veterans experiencing homelessness. Funding will support VA’s Homeless Providers GPD Program PDO transitional supportive housing bed models and service centers. These PDO service models are designed to meet different Veteran populations at various stages as they move to stable housing.
VA anticipates that the grants will be for a period of 3 years starting in fiscal year (FY) 2024 on October 1, 2023 and ending September 30, 2026. VA anticipates awarding approximately 350 grants for a total of approximately 10,500 transitional supportive housing beds and 15 service centers nationwide. Applications will be accepted either for transitional supportive housing beds or for a service center. Applications for transitional supportive housing may include one or a combination of bed models (i.e., Bridge Housing, Clinical Treatment, Hospital to Housing, Low Demand and/or Service Intensive Transitional Housing). Applications may not request both transitional supportive housing beds and a service center within the same application.
This NOFO contains information concerning the program, application process, available funding, selection criteria and award process.
DATES: Applications for grants must be received by the GPD National Program Office no later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, February 6, 2023. In the interest of fairness to all, this deadline is firm as to date and hour. VA will treat any application received after the deadline as ineligible. Applicants should take this practice into account and submit their materials early to avoid the risk of unanticipated delays, computer service outages or other submission-related problems that might result in ineligibility.
ADDRESSES: Instructions for accessing the application are available at www.va.gov/homeless/gpd.asp. The required documentation for applications is outlined under the Content and Form of Application section of this NOFO. Standard forms, which must be included as part of a complete application package, may be downloaded directly from VA’s GPD program website at www.va.gov/homeless/gpd.asp. Questions may be referred to the GPD National Program Office at GPDGrants@va.gov.
National Housing & Homelessness Highlights
U.S. Department of Urban Development (HUD)
A Primer on Affordable Housing Development and Key Funding Sources
This resource is intended for community agencies, Continuums of Care (CoCs), service providers and other housing stakeholders who are looking to develop or assist in the development of affordable housing units. It provides a high-level overview of affordable housing development process and highlights potential funding resources for each phase of development. View additional Rural Homelessness Resources.
National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH)
Apply for an #NAEH2023 Scholarship
Conference participation by people with lived experience of homelessness is central to the Alliance’s focus on equity and inclusion. It has a direct impact on the content, value, and orientation of these events.
The Alliance is accepting scholarship applications for the Innovations and Solutions for Ending Unsheltered Homelessness Conference. Applications are open to people who are currently experiencing homelessness or have experienced homelessness within the past five years.
National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)
Study Finds Supportive Housing Helps Reduce Arrests of People without Homes by Police for Minor Offenses
A new study from the Urban Institute, “Policing Doesn’t End Homelessness. Supportive Housing Does,” analyzes the impacts of the Denver Supportive Housing Social Impact Bond Initiative (Denver SIB), which provides supportive housing to people without homes who have been repeatedly arrested. The report also details the amount of time spent by police making arrests for minor offenses related to homelessness among members of the Denver SIB target population not receiving supportive housing. The study finds that people without homes are significantly more likely to be arrested for minor offenses than members of the general population and that police spend large amounts of time and resources arresting unhoused people for these minor offenses. Moreover, the study finds that people receiving supportive housing services experienced significant decreases in arrests for minor offenses.
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The Homelessness Prevention & Response System
The Homelessness Prevention & Response System serves those at risk of or experiencing homelessness to safely house people.
Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness Monthly Data Report
Since September 2022, the HPRS has seen a 28% increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness. Why?
Homelessness is the result of not enough housing
MEASURING NEEDS ACROSS THE SYSTEM The Gap Analysis quantifies the scale of estimated need for improvement (gaps) in the HPRS.