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SAVE THE DATE! Alaska Housing & Homelessness Gubernatorial Town Hall.

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SAVE THE DATE! Alaska Housing & Homelessness Gubernatorial Town Hall.

Public participation is encouraged through the question submission form. View here.
Come and listen to the candidates talk about how they would address housing and homelessness issues.

What: A town hall focused on housing and homelessness for candidates in the upcoming gubernatorial election.
When: October 7th, 6-7:30 pm
Where: To be live-streamed over YouTube and Facebook.

Hosted by the Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness and the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness, and moderated by Anne Hillman.

July ’22 Built for Zero Data

– Individuals housed: 101
– Individuals new to homelessness: 191
– Individuals who accessed homelessness services and supports: 3,047

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Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness Updates

The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) works with allies in the community to design, create, and lead the implementation of the Anchorage community plan on homelessness. More about ACEH

Executive and Finance Assistant Position Available

The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness is hiring. Join the team!

The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness is looking for a highly organized, hardworking, and self-motivated Executive and Finance Assistant to work closely with and report directly to, the Executive Director and the Director of Finance and Administration to ensure operational and organizational efficiency. The Executive and Finance Assistance will be responsible for assisting in the following areas: administration, finance, IT, compliance, and office management.

The ideal candidate must be able to work comfortably in both small team settings and independently with minimal direct supervision. They will need to have superb time management and organization skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be comfortable with general office operations, including professional electronic correspondence, filing, typing reports, and related materials, and distributing mail. 

Apply: the Alaska Housing Trust Advisory Committee

The Alaska Housing Trust (AHT) is soliciting applications for an Advisory Committee. If you understand housing policy, barriers to standing up projects in Alaska, or have experience in providing housing or services, please consider applying.
AHT is a state-wide trust that will preserve, produce, and protect housing for all Alaskans. The Advisory Committee will:

  • develop the Policies and Procedures of the AHT,
  • collaborate with the AHT staff in rank and review of applications for grants,
  • assist in identifying other sources of funding for projects, and make award recommendations to the Trustees.

Reach out with questions to info@alaskahousingtrust.org. Please share this application with your networks.

Owen Hutchinson
Alaska Housing Trust Coordinator
info@alaskahousingtrust.org | www.alaskahousingtrust.org
1 (907) 312-9547

National Housing & Homelessness Highlights

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Fair Market Rents (40th Percentile Rents)

Fair Market Rents (FMRs) are used to determine payment standard amounts for the Housing Choice Voucher program, to determine initial renewal rents for some expiring project-based Section 8 contracts, to determine initial rents for housing assistance payment (HAP) contracts in the Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy program (Mod Rehab), rent ceilings for rental units in both the HOME Investment Partnerships program and the Emergency Solution Grants program, calculation of maximum award amounts for Continuum of Care recipients and the maximum amount of rent a recipient may pay for property leased with Continuum of Care funds, and calculation of flat rents in Public Housing units.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) annually estimates FMRs for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defined metropolitan areas, some HUD defined subdivisions of OMB metropolitan areas and each nonmetropolitan county.

42 USC 1437f requires FMRs be posted at least 30 days before they are effective and that they are effective at the start of the federal fiscal year (generally October 1). Fair Market Rents, as defined in 24 CFR 888.113 are estimates of 40th percentile gross rents for standard quality units within a metropolitan area or nonmetropolitan county.

National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH)

How Two New Funding Opportunities Can Address Rural and Unsheltered Homelessness

Two new funding pools offered by HUD offer unprecedented opportunities to address rural homelessness. In this webinar, experts will explain how local rural housing organizations can apply for and use these resources, and how they can work with Continuums of Care and Public Housing Authorities in the process.
Thursday, September 15 @ 3:00 P.M. ET

National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)

Register for NLIHC’s “Emergency Rental Assistance: The Path to a Permanent Program” 

Register TODAY for NLIHC’s “Emergency Rental Assistance: The Path to a Permanent Program,” a convening to be held on Monday, October 17, 2022, from 8:30 AM – 5 PM at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

End Rental Arrears to Stop Evictions (ERASE) is the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s (NLIHC) national effort to ensure that the historic $46.6 billion in emergency rental assistance (ERA) enacted by Congress reaches the lowest-income and most marginalized renters it is intended to help. Over the last 18 months, NLIHC has identified, analyzed, and researched more than 500 emergency rental assistance programs created or extended by states and local jurisdictions. During the same time, we have tracked more than 150 new federal, state, and local tenant protections advanced by our state and local partners. Early research indicates that the unprecedented investment in rental assistance, coupled with new local, state, and federal tenant protections, have resulted in increased housing stability for millions of renter households. Continue reading…

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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