Service Provider Volunteers Needed!
There are currently over 250 unsheltered individuals in Anchorage.
For Agency Awareness – Anchorage Health Department (AHD) Housing and Community Development 2022 Action Plan
AHD is in the process of completing the public input on the Annual Action Plan on homelessness.
If your agency would like to participate, please review the document and stay tuned for the meeting details by or before August 9th, 2022.
July 13th Homeless Prevention & Response System (HPRS) Capacity Map
Please find the most recent Capacity Map below, updated today, July 13, 2022.
View the document: HPRS Systems Map – 20220713 Update
The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) has released this systems map of the current state of mass care and the Homeless Prevention and Response System (HPRS). ACEH is working with providers to bring together the most accurate information possible
This document is also available on the ACEH website: https://aceh.org/tools/
Contact: Sasha Zimmerman, 907-841-0644
Local Housing & Homelessness Highlights
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Abused Women’s Aid In Crisis, Inc. (AWAIC)
In Her Shoes Training – Economic Justice Edition
This version of In Her Shoes, will increase awareness of the additional struggles survivors of domestic violence face when they are facing low income and poverty. The perspective of the abusive partner is also represented in the Economic Justice Edition. Most useful for longer training sessions where there are opportunities for group discussion afterward.
AWAIC’s prevention department also does presentations including, but not limited to, Teen Dating Violence Prevention, Healthy Relationships, Communication Skills for Talking with Teens, ACES, Young Men’s Group, Domestic Violence 101, Domestic Violence Policy for Business Managers, How to Recognize, Respond, and Refer if a Colleague, Employee or Client Discloses Abuse.
A 2.5-hour commitment of participation is required, which includes the opening, the interactive session, and time for discussion afterward.
Alaska’s News Source
Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission says new addition will allow them to serve 20,000 meals a month
Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission broke ground Wednesday on a kitchen expansion, primarily utilized to serve meals to homeless Anchorage residents.
Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission Executive Director and Pastor John LaMantia said that the upgrades are a much-needed addition to their kitchen and dining area. The $3.8 million project will add over 4,000 square feet of space when it’s completed early next summer, according to LaMantia.
LaMantia said space has been an issue for years. The shelter is capped at 100 guests a night, but serves meals to many more in the community who are forced to eat in shifts in the tiny dining room.
“Out of this small dining and kitchen area we have served from between 7,500-9,000 meals a month,” he said. “There have been months we’ve gone over the 10,000 mark.” Continue reading…
Anchorage Public Library
CONNECT: Muldoon – Thursday, July 15th at 2 pm
The Community Resource Coordination team will be connecting clients to resources for food, housing, health care, education, and more!
If your agency is currently doing outreach, joining these events is encouraged as a way to connect with mutual clients.
Service Provider Volunteers Appreciated
Any extra hands to help set up, break down, or meet with patrons for either CONNECT: Muldoon (7/15) or CONNECT: Mountain View (7/27), would be appreciated.
Connect with Ziona if interested at: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Housing & Homelessness Highlights
National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH)
Alliance Resources for the Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness Supplemental NOFO
Alliance staff have created resources for Continuums of Care to prepare their applications and best leverage available funds to end unsheltered and rural homelessness in their communities. New resources are available below.
National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)
HoUSed Campaign for Universal, Stable, Affordable Housing – Representative Ritchie Torres Introduces “Stable Families Act” to Create Permanent ERA Program
Representative Ritchie Torres (D-NY) introduced on July 7 the “Stable Families Act,” a companion bill to the Senate’s bipartisan “Eviction Crisis Act.” If enacted, the “Stable Families Act” would establish a new, national Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF) – funded at $3 billion annually – to help stabilize households with extremely low incomes experiencing an economic shock before it leads to eviction, housing instability, and in worst cases, homelessness.
New Op-Ed: Congress Must Ease Inflation by Making Housing More Affordable
The Hill published an op-ed by NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel urging President Biden and Congress to protect targeted and critical housing investments in any final reconciliation bill. In restarting negotiations on a major spending package, Congress and the Biden administration have a crucial opportunity to tackle inflation and ensure that America’s lowest-income and most marginalized people can get and stay stably housed. Continue reading…
National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)
More Guidance for Communities Applying for Unsheltered Funding
This historic NOFO offers competitive funding to address encampments and sets some funding aside for rural communities.
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.