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Thank You to Lutheran Social Services!

A huge shout out to Lutheran Social Services (LSS) for their generous monthly donations of much-needed food packs and beverages for our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

We greatly value our partnership with LSS and our other many incredible members in town. We couldn’t do what we do without all of you!

ACEH Updates

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:

It’s the last day to file for your PFD! 

Thank you to everyone who has already filed and selected ACEH for Pick.Click.Give.
If you still have to file please consider choosing us, your contributions are greatly appreciated! File here:
https://pfd.alaska.gov/

Other Giving Opportunities

Anchorage Public Library

CONNECT: Housing

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
Ziona Brownlow
Asst. Community Resource Coordinator
(907) 885-9508
ziona.brownlow@anchorageak.gov

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.”

Foraker Group

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 ProgramsBureau 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 ResearchVera Institute of JusticeCSG Justice CenterRTI 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 basicseducation, employment, housingbehavioral 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.

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

Recent News

Day 1 Families Fund Opportunity

Day 1 Families Fund Opportunity

The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness is soliciting proposals from qualified organizations that are pursuing solutions to family homelessness in the Municipality of Anchorage.

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