Here you will find resources to learn about homelessness and find out ways you can advocate for improved services in Anchorage. Are you interested in training for your staff or organization? Contact us!
Do you want to learn about root causes and evidence-based solutions for homelessness?
Explore the educational tools listed on this page or explore the Links section to connect with other Anchorage groups that are actively engaged with making homelessness rare, brief, and one-time.
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous states and localities successfully expanded their housing capacity by rapidly acquiring hotels and motels and converting them into permanent housing. Case studies outline some of the most noteworthy hotels-to-housing initiatives across the country.
Alaska’s Housing Wage is $24.32 per hour for a modest two-bedroom home at fair market rent and $23.14 per hour for a modest one-bedroom home.
Out of Reach 2022 finds that in no state, metropolitan area, or county can a full-time minimum-wage worker afford a modest two-bedroom rental home, and these workers cannot afford modest one-bedroom apartments in 91% of U.S. counties
Research, Information, & Resources
Homeless Prevention & Response System (HPRS)
- Prevention & Diversion
- Outreach & Navigation
- Non-congregate & Congregate Shelters
- On-going Supports
- Transitional Housing
- Rapid Rehousing
- Permanent Supportive Housing
- “Evaluating Housing First Programs in Alaska-May 2017” AHFC, May 2017
- “Pressure Points Resource Series” NAEH, April 14, 2022
- “Data Visualization: The Evidence on Housing First“ NLIHC, May 25, 2021
This is a series that the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness created to raise awareness and address common questions and misconceptions surrounding homelessness.
Functional zero is a milestone, which must be sustained, that indicates a community has measurably ended homelessness for a population. When it’s achieved, homelessness is rare and brief for that population.
Communities in Built for Zero are confirmed for achieving functional zero using their quality, by-name data, which is updated at least monthly.
An integrated, command center team. Key agencies, like the Continuum of Care, the housing authority, local government, and the VA, work together every week toward a shared definition of zero.
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