From Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness <[email protected]>
Subject ACEH Weekly Digest
Date July 26, 2023 9:59 PM
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Anchorage Homelessness Prevention & Response

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** Homeless Prevention & Response System
Weekly Digest

** HPRS Advisory Council Work Session & Monthly Meeting

** Learn More About Homelessness Prevention & Response in Anchorage!
Join virtually this Thursday, July 27th, 4 - 5 pm.


The Homeless Prevention & Response System (HPRS) Advisory Council connects homeless service provider needs and issues to ACEH strategy. The Advisory Council is also a forum for members to learn about what is happening in homelessness response and share their thoughts and opinions.
Date & Time: 4th Thursday of every month, at 4:00 pm

Click to Join: Zoom Video Conference ([link removed])
Meeting ID: 870 7123 1355
Passcode: 362033

Download: July Meeting Agenda ([link removed])
Download: July Presentation ([link removed])
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Highlights from the Coalition

** June 2023 Outreach Report

511 Total Client Contacts

340 Coordinated Entry Assessments

319 Clients Assisted by SALA

218 Harm Reduction Kits Distributed

** Weekly Pop-up Outreach Events
All events run 1-4 PM.
* Tuesdays, 3rd Avenue
* Wednesdays, contact outreach (mailto:[email protected]) for locations
* Thursdays, Davis Park

At weekly events, outreach teams provide Coordinated Entry assessments and information regarding available services. SALA Medics are on location to provide First Aid for clients as needed. Snacks, coffee, and other items are to be distributed to unsheltered individuals.

** Get Involved!
It takes a community to end homelessness. There are many ways to help our neighbors in need. You can donate time or resources, or simply spread the word. Take Action! ([link removed])
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** Alaska Housing Summit 2023
AUGUST 21, 2023 • 10 AM – 4PM
Join us for a day of presentations, panel discussions, and regional spotlights on the state of housing in Alaska. Learn about the unique challenges and innovative community-based solutions to the housing crisis.
The Alaska Housing Summit will focus on solutions and how municipalities, housing authorities, state, and federal government all play a role in the development of housing.

Who should attend?
The Alaska Housing Summit is for housing providers, developers, government workers, policymakers, and others interested in housing.

In-person attendees:
BP Energy Center, 1014 Energy Ct.
Anchorage, AK 99508
$50 registration fee per person. Lunch included.

Virtual attendees:
Free for online attendance. You can register to attend virtually on the Housing Summit website. ([link removed]) You can also add this event to your calendar ([link removed]) .
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This event is brought to you by Alaska Coalition on Housing & Homelessness and Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness, with the support of the National Low Income Housing Coalition's Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign and Rasmuson Foundation.

** Project Homeless Connect Tomorrow!
July 26th, 2023, 11 am - 6 pm

Community partners and volunteers will be distributing the following necessities:
* food
* coordinated entry
* snack bags
* hygiene items
* potable water

* harm reduction supplies
* minor first aid supplies
* tarps
* blanket & sleeping bags
* clothing

** When & Where:

Project Homeless Connect is scheduled for 11 AM - 6 PM on the 4th Wednesday of every month, July - September. Save the dates! Add to calendar ([link removed])
* July 26th: Chanshtnu Muldoon Park (upper Parking area) – 1301 Muldoon Rd ([link removed]) .
* August 23rd: Location TBD
* September 27th: Location TBD

Would your agency like to get involved?

Contact Jessica with any questions or comments, at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]?subject=Project%20Homeless%20Connect) .
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Local Highlights
Institute for Community Alliances - Alaska (ICA Alaska)

** HUD HMIS Data Standards Updates

HUD has released the upcoming 2024 HMIS Data Standards ([link removed]) . The 2024 Data Standards will go into effect on October 1, 2023. The ICA Alaska Team has reviewed the guidance from HUD and will distribute resources and materials in the coming weeks and months to support providers with the upcoming changes. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, click the link below to review the updates in the newest iteration of HUD's HMIS Data Standards Manual.
2024 Data Standards Updates Overview ([link removed])
National Highlights
Community Solutions

** Working upstream to end homelessness
In Greater Hartford, a health care liaison is nurturing a vital link between health care and homeless response systems. ([link removed])

Housing and health are closely linked, but the systems responsible for improving these outcomes often operate separately. The homeless services team in the Greater Hartford region of Connecticut wanted to change that.

Their solution to this problem? A health care liaison.

"The hope was to build a bridge between the health care and housing system,” explained Sarah Pavone, Director of Strategy for Journey Home. “That it would create relief for not only the folks we're serving, but also our providers that were in need of assistance."
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U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

** Coordinated Entry as a Tool for Equity: Training on Fair Housing and Coordinated Entry Webinar – August 1, 2023 – 3:00 PM EDT
HUD is sponsoring a webinar on August 1, 2023 from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT to present an overview of the online, self-guided training, Coordinated Entry as a Tool for Equity: Training on Fair Housing and Coordinated Entry ([link removed]) . TA Providers and HUD staff will also be available to answer questions related to coordinated entry (CE), fair housing, or specific questions about the training.

** Joining Information
Participants do not need to register in advance. It is strongly recommended that participants join the webinar 15 minutes prior to the start time. To join the training, simply access the login page using the button below.

Webinar Number: 2428 105 0364
Passcode: HUD (483 for phones and video systems)
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National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)

** Updated Advocacy Toolkit
NLIHC released an updated advocacy toolkit ([link removed]) to help advocates take action on affordable housing and homelessness during Congress’s upcoming August recess! The Congressional Recess Toolkit ([link removed]) offers comprehensive information about how to host site visits and in-district meetings with members of Congress and provides ideas about ways to advocate for increased federal funding for affordable housing and homelessness assistance programs and for evidence-based solutions to homelessness, like Housing First.
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