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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.

HIGHLIGHTED RESOURCES

Hotels to Housing

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.

Cost Comparison for People Experiencing Homelessness Intervention

Numerous studies show that the most cost-effective way to help individuals experiencing homelessness is to provide them with homes.
The data in this graphic was reported by local service providers and partners. Please reach out to communications@aceh.org with any questions.

Alaska 2022 Housing & Wage Facts

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

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Hotels to Housing

Housing First

Equity

Answering questions on homelessness

This is a series that the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness created to raise awareness and address common questions and misconceptions surrounding homelessness.

What is functional zero?

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.

The Built for Zero Solution

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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