Thank You to Lutheran Social Services!
The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designated lead for the Anchorage Continuum of Care (CoC).
Sockeye Closure as a Mass Care Site
The Sockeye Inn closed as a non-congregate site today at 5 PM, Wednesday 30, 2022
For clients who were staying at the Sockeye:
If anyone left belongings in the building, have them reach out to the ACEH at: 1 (907) 310-1859
Those in need of immediate shelter should call 211
Virtual Press Conference
ACEH held a virtual press conference this morning at 10 AM, Wednesday 30th, 2022. An update was given on the transition plan with the closure of the Alex, Guesthouse, and Sockeye as mass care sites.
After the briefing, there was time set aside for questions from the press.
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.
Giving & Volunteer Opportunities:
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Thank you to everyone who has already filed and selected ACEH for Pick.Click.Give.
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Anchorage Public Library
APRIL 1, 2022 2 – 5 PM
MOUNTAIN VIEW LIBRARY, COMMUNITY ROOM
Support Searching for Housing Options
Coordinated Entry Assessments
Landlord/Tenant Legal Resources
Assisted Living & Group Home Resources
Helpful Things to Bring
- Social Security Number(s)
- Photo ID/Driver’s License
- HR Confirmation Number
- Mailing address
For more information contact
Asst. Community Resource Coordinator
Municipality of Anchorage (MOA)
Joint Statement From the Bronson Administration and the Anchorage Assembly
The Bronson Administration and the Anchorage Assembly issued the following statement:
“Today, the Anchorage Assembly, in partnership with the Bronson Administration, completed work on a $7 million dollar mass care funding package for the second quarter of 2022. This important milestone marks the beginning of a transition from pandemic-driven mass care to long-term supportive housing that will ultimately place residents on a path to greater independence while continuing to protect our most vulnerable. Mass care operations at the Sullivan Arena and local hotels are expected to conclude by June 30, and operations at the Sockeye Inn will be temporarily suspended on March 31 in preparation for the next phase of care. Rest assured no one in the Sockeye Inn or any of the other hotels will be transitioned to the Sullivan Arena. All current residents are engaged in a client-centered intake process to place them in the best possible environment for their specific needs. More details on the forthcoming transition plan will be made available in the future.”
How Nonprofits Can Shape Alaska’s Success on Ranked Choice Voting
Join Foraker and their guests, Jeannette Lee with Sightline Institute and others, on April 4 from 3:00-4:00 pm to learn how ranked choice voting works and how your organization can spread the word.
National Housing & Homelessness Highlights
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
April 2022 is Second Chance Month
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention are supporting Second Chance Month to help individuals, communities, and agencies across the country recognize the importance of reentry and their role in supporting safe and successful reentry—building second chances!
The National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) is hosting Second Chance Month. Together with the American Institutes for Research, Vera Institute of Justice, CSG Justice Center, RTI International, and more, the NRRC will host resources, videos, podcasts, live learning events and webinars during the month of April to support the justice field and Second Chance Act grantees with their reentry programs.
Events will focus on reentry basics, education, employment, housing, behavioral health, family supports, youth and young adults, and evaluation and sustainability.
A complete list of events throughout the month, hosted by the NRRC and the training and technical assistance providers, can be found here: https://nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/news/second-chance-month-2022-live-events
National Alliance to End Homelessness (NEAH)
President Biden Announces Proposed FY23 Budget
This week, President Biden announced his proposed Fiscal Year 2023 budget. It includes large increases for homelessness and housing, including a $363 million boost for Homeless Assistance (the largest increase since the program was first ramped up in the early 1990s) and a $4.7 billion increase to the Tenant Based Rental Assistance program.
Steve Berg, Alliance VP for Programs and Policy, outlines what these proposals mean for homelessness spending.
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The Homelessness Prevention & Response System
The Homelessness Prevention & Response System serves those at risk of or experiencing homelessness to safely house people.
Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness Monthly Data Report
Since September 2022, the HPRS has seen a 28% increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness. Why?
Homelessness is the result of not enough housing
MEASURING NEEDS ACROSS THE SYSTEM The Gap Analysis quantifies the scale of estimated need for improvement (gaps) in the HPRS.