Thank you to community members for spreading awareness and for continuing to support our unsheltered neighbors!
Drop-off donations by next Monday, August 1, 2022
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
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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 | email@example.com
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
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)
- Training on Homelessness for Public Health Providers: This training will provide public health professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure public health protections reach people experiencing homelessness and, recognize and respond to public health emergencies among people experiencing homelessness.
- Register Today: Community Transitions: Creative Collaborations Move People Home: The Housing and Services Resource Center’s is sponsoring a webinar on August 4, 2022, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT, featuring two panels that will discuss innovative programs two states developed in partnership with nursing homes, hospitals, and community-based organizations that have assisted 5,000+ people with settling back into homes in the community and have reduced readmissions.
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.
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.