Housing First Checklist: Assessing Projects and Systems for a Housing First Orientation
Outreach is going to Centennial Park every Thursday to assist our unsheltered and displaced neighbors with getting connected to housing programs and services.
Want to know how you can help those experiencing homelessness? More than anything we need your support! Spread the word, that THE SOLUTION TO HOMELESSNESS IS HOUSING.
Local Housing & Homelessness Highlights
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Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis (AWAIC)
Letter from Suzi
“It’s that time of year already and kids are getting ready to return to school. Many wonder what happens to schooling when kids come to AWAIC. Education is one of our top priorities for children staying in our shelter. School is often the only place where they have structure and some sense of normalcy in their lives. AWAIC works with the Anchorage School District’s Title 1 Child in Transition program to assist kids in getting back to their school of origin or another school if the parent feels it is necessary. AWAIC also works with schools to explain protective orders to ensure the child’s safety.
AWAIC has a children’s playroom for little ones and a Teen Room for those 10 and older. The Teen Room has computers for kids to do their homework and is a safe place where they can relax while in shelter. Books for all ages are available for kids to take that are donated by groups such as Delta Kappa Gamma and the Anchorage Public Library.
Our kids often come to shelter with very little and sometimes school supplies or homework get left behind. The Child in Transition program helps kids get back on track with their schooling, but they may still need basic supplies like pocket folders, colored pencils and backpacks. This month, please consider purchasing some school supplies off our Amazon Wishlist to donate to the kids. Thank you so much!”
– Suzi Pearson
Executive Director at AWAIC
HUD Regional Teams 2-Part Training Series Workshop
Through HUD’s Regional Teams TA Initiative, HUD is offering a 2-part training series workshop facilitated by expert TA providers. This workshop will run in a 2-part series and will focus on creating a data-informed culture and how communities can use data to set equitable system and project performance goals.
There will be two times offered for Part I of the series and two times offered for Part II of the series.
You MUST register ahead of time to receive the log-in information for the trainings. Using the links below, please register for the dates and times that will work best for you. To receive the full training curriculum, you will want to sign up for one (and only one) Part I time and one (and only one) Part II time. The schedule and links to register are below.
|9/6 at 12:00 PM AT
https://cloudburstgroup.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JD_0CIm4Tt6BYQA-lbrriQ OR 9/13 at 9:00 AM AT
|9/8 at 12:00 PM AT
https://cloudburstgroup.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_c4m82gbVS8aeIlhFbcIZww OR 9/16 at 6:00 AM AT
National Housing & Homelessness Highlights
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
FY 2022 CoC Program Competition Webinar – August 11, 2022 – 2:30 PM EDT
On August 1, 2022, the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition was posted on Grants.gov.
To help CoCs and applicants successfully complete the application process, HUD is sponsoring a webinar on August 11, 2022, from 2:30 – 4:00 PM EDT. This webinar will focus on major changes in the Competition and will review the intent behind some of its changes and questions.
This webinar will highlight various parts of the CoC Competition process, including:
- Funding tiers
- CoC Application
- Project Application
Best practices for completing the process and discussions on how applicants should approach their responses will be highlighted.
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.