From Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness <[email protected]>
Subject ACEH Weekly Digest
Date August 30, 2023 7:59 PM
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** Homeless Prevention & Response System
Weekly Digest
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** It's not too late to help your neighbors with your Permanent Fund!
The deadline to add or adjust your Pick.Click.Give. pledge is tomorrow, August 31st! Log in to your myAlaska account, add a pledge, and select Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness.

Your contribution helps provide basic necessities for our neighbors sleeping outside. You are also helping us spread information and advocate for affordable housing and services.

** Thank you for supporting individuals and families experiencing homelessness!
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Highlights from the Coalition

** Alaska Housing Summit 2023 Feedback Survey

Thank you to all who participated in the Alaska Housing Summit 2023!

Your support of this event is greatly appreciated. There were around 200 people who joined the hybrid event from across the state. The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness and Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness will continue to convene events like these and work together to provide equitable, affordable, and accessible housing. Pictured above, Senator Murkowski speaks to the audience after the keynote panel about her vision for a healthy, safe, and housed Alaska.

You can find the PowerPoint slides from the presentations on our website:
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Let us know how we did! Please take the five-minute survey to improve our events in the future.
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National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)

** Alaska Housing Summit Convenes Cross-Sector Partners to Discuss Affordable Housing Challenges and Solutions
The Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness ([link removed]) (an NLIHC state partner) and the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness ([link removed]) (an NLIHC member) held an “Alaska Housing Summit” on August 21. The hybrid summit brought together advocates, service providers, funders, policymakers, and other stakeholders to discuss Alaska’s affordable housing challenges and solutions. Panelists reviewed data about Alaska’s housing needs, showcased creative solutions to expand access to affordable housing across the state, and proposed programmatic and policy changes to meet the unique needs of Alaskans. The summit agenda foregrounded the experiences of, and opportunities for, Alaska Native people, who make up nearly 20% of the state’s population and disproportionately experience poverty, housing insecurity, and
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Local Highlights
Alaska Behavioral Health

** Trauma 101: September 14 in Anchorage

Trauma 101 training focuses on understanding how trauma impacts the body and the brain, how people adapt to trauma, and what we can do as providers, caregivers and community members to support recovery and resiliency. The Trauma 101 training is not a training on a specific type of intervention, but is focused on how we can use a better understanding of trauma to be trauma-informed.
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Alaska News Source

** Seeking Shelter/Seeking Solutions: Is Houston, Texas, a model for ending homelessness in Anchorage?

Officials from around the country visit Houston to learn how it moved thousands of homeless people into permanent housing.
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Anchorage Daily News (ADN)

** OPINION: At 40, Brother Francis Shelter encourages us to lead with our better angels

Compassion, leadership, unity. Those were the essential community elements 40 years ago in 1983 in creating the Brother Francis Shelter for those with no home.

The leadership and compassion for addressing the problem of homelessness began with Anchorage Archbishop Francis Hurley. Hearing of the accomplishments of a couple of brothers in a small order, The Servant Brothers, in Spokane, Washington, Hurley met with Brothers Bob and Dave and invited them to Anchorage to minister to the chronically homeless street people in our city.
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Anchorage Health Department (AHD) & Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Alaska Alumnae Chapter

** Free Narcan Training
Date: August 31, 2023
Time: 6-7 PM
Location: Fairview Community Recreation Center, 1121 E. 10th Avenue

Contact: [email protected] (mailto:[email protected])
National Highlights

** States are scrambling to bring back multifamily housing
Construction of low-density housing like duplexes hovers near record lows, as states pass zoning reform to tackle the affordable housing crisis.

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Community Solutions

** Centering lived experience

** Sacramento is focusing on racial equity and centering people who've experienced homelessness
When the community of Sacramento uncovered gaps and disconnects in their homeless response system—mainly related to historically underserved Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color communities—they took action.
The team knew that involving people with experience navigating homelessness who were also members of these underrepresented groups was essential to improving their system.

Darrell Rogers, a native of Sacramento, was the very first partner in the Partners with Lived Expertise Cohort, supported by Sacramento Steps Forward.

“Sharing my experience with a person that never has experienced homelessness gives them a better perspective on how to create and manage those policies."
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U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

** Emerging Practices for Supporting LGBTQI+ Young People Across Human Services Programs

Thursday, September 7, 2023 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
(UTC-08:00) Alaska

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) is hosting a webinar focusing on uplifting emerging practices to ensure human service delivery and prevention are more welcoming and accessible for LGBTQI+ young people, aged 10 to 24. In particular, the webinar will focus on the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, services for those experiencing homelessness, and sexual health services.
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