Thank you to community members for spreading awareness and for continuing to support our unsheltered neighbors!

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The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness outreach and coordinated entry team with 99 Plus 1 staff.

Thank you to community members for spreading awareness and for continuing to support our unsheltered neighbors!

Yesterday’s Assembly approved funding appropriations for rental unit rehabilitation, emergency shelter, and increased outreach.

These are much-needed resources to work toward safely housing individuals and families experiencing homelessness before the quickly approaching Alaskan Fall and Winter are upon us. 

What’s next?

We applaud the Assembly members who voted to approve this funding, however, we realize that even after these investments there will still be 578 – 718 people* currently in shelter and programs that will remain in need of housing.

The fight is not over, and we must continue to unite to make homelessness in Anchorage rare, brief, and one-time. Learn more at: aceh.org/support 

*Does not include ongoing inflow into the system

Drop-off donations by next Monday, August 1, 2022

Clothesline Project

Matson in Alaska and the Clothesline Project are asking for donations and volunteers to make sure local students have what they need to head back to school.

Food Distribution Tomorrow, July 28th, 11 am- 2 pm

This program was initiated to meet the need of the over 300 unsheltered individuals and families in the Anchorage area and was made possible by a grant by Alaska Community Foundation.  

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
855 E 20th Ave Anchorage AK 99501

Local Housing & Homelessness Highlights

Inspiring stories from the Anchorage community, news and information about housing and homelessness, and tangible ways you can get involved and help people in need.
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Anchorage Health Department (AHD)

Community Housing Event: Aviator Hotel,  September 7-8, 10 am-3 pm

Service providers interested in being involved in this event,  contact: (907) 351-7639 | robert.seay@anchorageak.gov

Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness (ICPH)

Webinar – Creating a Community of Care: Co-Sheltering Families and Their Pets

On August 9th from 12-1 PM, the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness will be hosting “Creating a Community of Care: Co-Sheltering Families and Their Pets,” a free webinar featuring experts from Urban Resource Institute (URI), a social service provider that has created the successful PALS (People and Animals Living Safely) shelter model.

Learn more about the positive impact of human-animal relationships for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Salvation Army of Alaska

Centennial Campground Donation Information

The Salvation Army is facilitating donation management for the campground. (Refrain from bringing items directly to the campground.)

Bring donations to:
The Salvation Army Safe Campus – McKinnell House
1712 A Street, Anchorage, AK 99501

Helpful items to donate are as follows:

  • Handheld lamps (battery operated) or flashlights
  • Rain ponchos
  • New or gently used sweatshirts & sweatpants
  • New or gently used boots or tennis shoes
  • Bus passes
  • Gas cards
  • Camping mats (under sleeping bag)

National Housing & Homelessness Highlights

Community Solutions

Why take a population-level approach to homelessness?

Because ending homelessness requires focusing on populations, not programs

For communities in Built for Zero, ending veteran or chronic homelessness are just steps toward ending homelessness for all.

Nevada County, California, knows that no single program or person can solve homelessness on their own, so they’ve redesigned their systems to better respond to the issue. In fact, they’re in the last mile of reaching functional zero for veterans experiencing homelessness.

But once they reach that milestone for veterans, their work isn’t done. In fact, they’ve already made progress on the next target population: people experiencing chronic homelessness. This month, they achieved quality by-name data for this group.

So why do communities start with veteran or chronic homelessness?

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

New Resources

National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)

NLIHC Releases Advocacy Toolkit for August Recess

NLIHC has released a comprehensive advocacy toolkit designed to guide homelessness and housing advocates and direct service providers in advocacy efforts during the August congressional recess. The toolkit offers information about how to host site visits and in-district meetings with members of Congress and provides ideas about ways to advocate for evidence-based homelessness solutions like Housing First.

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)

HUD’s Unsheltered NOFO Guidance for Including People With Lived Experience

Communities applying for this historic funding are encouraged to seamlessly and inclusively incorporate people with lived experience into the planning, development, and implementation of policies and programs.

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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