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Tomorrow, January 26, 2023 
Join the Homeless Prevention & Response System (HPRS) Advisory Council Monthly Meeting

Agenda includes a special presentation on the Eviction Diversion Program – Presented by Will Walker, Access to Justice Staff Attorney, Alaska Court System
 

Meeting Details

The HPRS Advisory Council meets on the 4th Thursday of every month to discuss relevant Anchorage Continuum of Care initiatives and current events. 

Date/Time: 01-26-2023, 4-5 pm

Click to Join: Zoom Video Conference
Meeting ID: 870 7123 1355
Passcode: 362033

Download: January Meeting Agenda

Download: January Presentation

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About the Continuum of Care (CoC)

Responsibilities of a CoC include designating and operating the Homeless Management Information System, designing and implementing the process associated with applying for CoC Program funds, and planning for the CoC (including coordinating the implementation of a housing and service system within its geographic area that meets the needs of the individuals and families who experience homelessness there). Learn more…

ACEH News & Updates

Volunteers Needed! 

Join us Monday, January 30th to assemble outreach kits for the 2023 Point-in-Time Count! Sign up here: https://aceh.org/volunteering

 

More Details

Location: Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness office, 3427 E Tudor Road, Suite A, Anchorage, AK 99507
Date: 01/30/2023
Time: 6:00 -8:00 pm
Contact: communications@aceh.org
Please note: This event is for outreach kit assembly only. Volunteers are not needed to assist during the Point-in-Time Count. 

About the Point-in-Time Count:

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires the collection of Point-in-Time Count (or PIT Count) data for one night each year to assist in measuring the extent of homelessness within Alaska. This data is later used to advocate for federal and state funding to assist Alaska’s homeless.

The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) will continue to complete the PIT in partnership with national planning and HUD. A primary goal of ACEH is to improve local data strategy because solving homelessness starts with connecting stakeholders to comprehensive and accurate information about the people being served.

Anchorage Housing Summit Recordings & Resources

Thank you to all who were able to attend the Anchorage Housing Summit. We appreciate the sincere interest that we received in this important discussion and look forward to hosting similar events in the near future. 

If you were not able to attend, or would like a refresher, you can view materials and recordings from the event below.

Click to view: Anchorage Housing Summit Materials and Resources

December Outreach Data Graphic

December Outreach Data

Pop-up Outreach Events are held Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Davis Park Ball Field, 1 pm – 4 pm

At these events, outreach teams provide Coordinated Entry assessments and information regarding available services. SALA Medics are on location to provide First Aid for clients as needed. Snacks, coffee, and other items are to be distributed to unsheltered individuals.

The following organizations participated in the events:

  • Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Four A’s
  • Municipality of Anchorage
  • Brother Francis Streets to Success
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Covenant House

Harm Reduction Kits Distributed: 43
Clients Assisted by SALA Medical: 146

Special thanks to the following volunteers:

  • Mike Hill
  • Eric Bass
  • Roger Branson
  • Intern: Trish Franco

If you are interested in donating your time or resources, please reach out to outreach@aceh.org
Donations can be dropped off from 9 am-4 pm, Mon/Tues/Thurs at the ACEH office: 3427 E. Tudor Road, Suite A

Local Housing & Homelessness Highlights

Community Solutions

Understanding Homelessness Data

SAMHSA released the Expanding Access to and Use of Behavioral Health Services for People at Risk for or Experiencing Homelessness guidebook.
The guidebook highlights strategies for behavioral health and housing providers to conduct outreach and engage with individuals experiencing homelessness, initiate use of behavioral health treatment as they wait to receive stable housing and retain them in their recovery efforts once housed.
The SAMHSA Mental Health Technology Center (MHTTC) Network will host a publication webinar on February 2, 2023, at 2:00 PM EST highlighting findings from the guidebook.

My Dog is My Home

Co-Sheltering Conference

Changing Systems. Changing Lives.
Creating a world with equitable access to homes for people and their animals.

A unique virtual conference focused on how co-sheltering people and animals together fits into the wider struggle for a more just society.

National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)

Biden-Harris Administration Releases Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights

The White House announced new actions to protect renters and promote rental affordability, as well as a Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights. Among the new actions the White House announced today are:

  • The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) will launch a public process to examine proposed renter protections and anti-rent gouging measures for new federally-backed mortgages.
  • The administration will hold quarterly meetings with renters and advocates to continue the conversation on renter protections, and will launch a Resident-Centered Housing Challenge, a call to action to housing providers and other stakeholders to commit to renter protections.
  • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will collect information to identify unfair practices that prevent tenants from accessing or staying in housing, informing each agency’s enforcement actions. This is the first time the FTC has acted on renter protections.
  • The CFPB will issue guidance and coordinate with the FTC on enforcement to ensure accurate credit reporting.
  • HUD will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking to implement the 30-day-notice requirement enacted by Congress through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)

New Guidebook Available

Expanding Access to and Use of Behavioral Health Services for People At Risk for or Experiencing Homelessness

This guide highlights strategies for behavioral health and housing providers to conduct outreach and engage with individuals experiencing homelessness, initiate use of behavioral health treatment as they wait to receive stable housing and retain them in their recovery efforts once housed.

We Want to Hear From You

If you have thoughts or suggestions, reach out and send us a message. Please let us know what you think.

Email us at communications@aceh.org

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