Status Report - Anchorage Coalition on Homelessness

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					Public Policy
Identify and eliminate statuory, regulatory, policy and other barriers, and educate the public policy about homelessness.

Action Group: Oversight Policy
Action Steps and Status Status Update: 2006 Proposed Original Accomplishm Plan ent Year Summarized Action Step Reference Year 1 1.1.a Mayoral Appointed Oversight Board Appointed (2005) 1.1.b. Senior Level Homelessness Staff. 1.1.f. Review Plan. Review annual progress reports, and through the municipal budget process, appropriate funds to carry out the Municipality’s commitment to the Plan. 8.1.c Checking In. Annually, or more often, Oversight Board will complete a review of the Plan. Review will include a summary of accomplishments, suggestions for Plan updates, and a reunion of Task Force members at an open house at a place convenient to an commonly frequented by the homeless (such as Bean's Cafe) with opoprtunity for public input. Based on this review, the Oversight Booard will provide an update to and invite feedbck fromthe HAND Commission, Mayor, Assembly and Federation of Community Councils. Year 3 (2007) 1.3.a Oversight Board Transition. Role and responsibilities of five-member oversight board transitioned and assumed by HAND Commission, by Municipal Ordinance Action Step Assignments. Oversight Board convenes to assign Responsible Parties to Year Three Action Steps by end of Year Two. Service Providers’ Meetings. Quarterly meeting of service providers where data gathered through housing barriers form and HMIS is “fed back” to finetune policies, identify gaps and redundancies in services, assess changing homeless risks, share ideas on best practices. Best Practices. Continue to research best practices and additional funding opprotunties to further the action steps developed by the Task Force Oversight Board Reassessment. Oversight Board completes a re-assessment of Plan on Homelessness. Community-Wide Implementation. Action steps recommended by the Task Force will be fully incorporated into the Municipality’s, agencies’ and partners’ programs and funding decisions and will be the rule of thumb in dealing with homelessness. EOB EOB

Assigned

Underway

Complete Mayor Mayor DoN

DoN

DoN

1.3.b.

3.3.d.

ACH EOB

8.3.a

EOB

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Year 5 (2009)

1.5.a

4.5.b.

EOB

Executive Oversight Board Reassessment. EOB completes a re-assessment of Plan on Homelessness. EOB = Executive Oversight Board of the Anchorage Coalition on Homelessness DoN = Department of Neighborhoods, Municipality of Anchorage

Year 10 (2014)

1.10.a

EOB

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Public Policy
Identify and eliminate statuory, regulatory, policy and other barriers, and educate the public policy about homelessness. Status Notes Date Notes 12/31/2005 O 1.1b Diane DiSanto, Special Assistant to the Mayor assigned O Ten Year Plan on Homelessness adopted by Municipal Assembly by Ordinance O Mayor appoints 5 member Oversight Subcommittee on Homelessness 12/31/2006 O Survey distributed to determine overlap and role of homelessness meeting groups, results compiled and
presented, Anchorage Coalition on Homelessness structure developed

O First Year Plan review meeting in January, 2006 O Anchorage Coalition on Homelessness replaces Homeless Services Forum, meetings to be quarterly in
2007.

O Oversight Subcommittee on Homelessness expanded to merge with the Executive Oversight Board of
the Anchroage Coalition on Homelessness, 10 members selected

O New plan format drafted for presentation to Executive Board O Update plan for Year Three, identify Continuum of Care actions/goals to be incorporated O Prepare update for the Assembly, other policy bodies, invite Governance Body

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Public Policy
Identify and eliminate statuory, regulatory, policy and other barriers, and educate the public policy about homelessness.

Action Group:

Public Communications

Action Steps and Status Status Update: 2006 Proposed Original Accomplishm Plan ent Year Summarized Action Step Reference Year 1 1.1.c. White Paper (2005) 1.1.d. Speakers’ Bureau. Create a speakers’ bureau from members of the Task Force and other partners to promote the action steps among community entities; train the speakers’ bureau members ASD Link to Housing First. Educate/engage School Board on housing issues and pursue a School Board resolution 1.3.b. and Public Communication Campaign. Maintain and 1.3.d expand public communication campaign, including speakers bureau 1.3.c. Update White Paper and Power Point Presentation 1.3.d. Year 5 (2009) 1.5.b. 1.5.c 1.5.d. Maintain and expand speakers’ bureau Year 10 1.10.c Update White Paper (2014) EOB = Executive Oversight Board of the Anchorage Coalition on Homelessness DoN=Department of Neighborhoods, Municipality of Anchorage OSH = Oversight Subcommittee on Homelessness of the HAND Commission (now the EOB of ACH) Status Narrative
Date 12/31/2005 Notes

Assigned

Underway EOB

Complete

DoN/OSH

2.1.d.

ASD

Year 3 (2007)

EOB

EOB EOB

Maintain and expand speakers’ bureau Public Communication Campaign. Update White Paper

O School board resolution presented by various community members and passed. O Several drafts of white paper produced, but none accepted for publication O Power point presentation developed on 10-Year plan. Presentations given so far: Chamber of
Commerce 10/31/05; HEAT 8/05; Alaska Affordable Housing Partnership 2/1/05; HAND Commission 12/2004 and updated 12/14/05; Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness 2/15/05 Powerpoint revised, presentation made at Faith Based Initiatives conference 6/2006. White paper re-drafted, but not finalized. Needs to be re-assigned with ACH in mind. New power point needed for 2007 with ACH in mind. Website identifying different groups, meeting times and purpose, needs to be developed.

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Public Policy
Identify and eliminate statuory, regulatory, policy and other barriers, and educate the public policy about homelessness.

Action Group:

Other Policy and Funding

Action Steps and Status Proposed Original Accomplishm Plan ent Year Summarized Action Step Reference Year 1 2.1.a. and Capital Funds for Dispersed Facilities. Encourage (2005) 5.1.f. funders to consider additional funding to allow for higher capital costs associated with dispersing we are facilities throughout Anchorage. here 2.1.e Impact Map. Map the location of services to manage and balance service effectiveness and minimize negative neighborhood impact. Common Definition of Homelessness. Voice support at the U.S. Conference of Mayors for creating a single definition of homelessness for use in all McKinney Act programs. State Funding. The Municipality and its partners will work with the state’s Interagency Council on the Homeless, legislators and stakeholders to assure those making funding decisions understand the impact of those decisions. Municipal Development Authority. Create a development authority within the Municipality of Anchorage from the current Heritage Land Bank Title 21/Fair Housing. Title 21 will be consistent with the Federal Fair Housing Act. Endorse participation in housing barriers assessment and referral system Status Update: 2006

Assigned

Underway

Complete On-going, thru White Paper, Speakers

DoN

3.1.c.

Mayor

4.1.b.

EOB

6.1d.

ACDA

Year 3 (2007)

2.3.e 1.3.e.

Year 5 1.5.e (2009) Year 10 1.10. (2014) EOB = Executive Oversight Board of the Anchorage Coalition on Homelessness DoN= Department of Neighborhoods, Municipality of Anchorage ACDA = Anchorage Community Development Authority

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Status Narrative
Notes O Mayor introduced resolution to the US Conference of Mayors O Anchorage Community Development Authority established by Municipal Ordinance in 2005.

O Pre-Development program developed by Foraker Group, funded by Denali Commission, Alaska Mental
Health Trust Authority, United Way, Rasmusen to help projects in the site identification phase to better identify development funds that will facilitate building on the best site.

O Impact map delayed due to staffing capacity, and concerns about confidentiality. O Consider a policy statement by ACH regarding funding for the appropriate disbursement of facilities. O AHFC to consider definition of homelessness in conjunction with increased documentation. O Community members meet with Planning Department on Assisted Living and Transitional Housing in
ordinance related to Title 21. Assisted Living ordinance passed. Definition of Transitional housing improved. (verify)

O re: Title 21, more work may be needed to align zoning with DHHS certifications or licensing.

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Information Management
Develop and implement a coordinated and comprehensive intake, eligibility, discharge, and housing barriers assessment

Action Group: Data Management and Coordination
Action Steps and Status Status Update: 2006 Proposed Accomplishm ent Year Year 1 (2005) Original Plan Reference 3.1.b.

3.1.a.

Summarized Action Step Infrastructure and Support for Coordinated Housing First Approach. Develop a partnership between United Way (AK Info) and DHHS to provide infrastructure to the community that supports common resource referrals, intake and training and technical assistance Coordinated Housing Barrier Assessments. Develop a tool (form) for use by the community as a common intake, eligibility, discharge (includes evictions), and housing barriers assessments (expands HMIS beyond “Service Point”) in Year 1. Ensuring Participation. The Mayor’s Office, Homeless Services Forum and the Affordable Housing Partnership each take leadership roles in endorsing broad-based participation in developing and test-driving the housing barriers assessment and referral system. Housing Point. Identify resource for implementing “Housing Point” or similar system for maintaining a community-wide inventory of housing units on a real-time basis. Housing Point. Housing Point or similar is implemented. Implement the tool (form) developed in year one. All service providers, housing shelters, ASD, and mainstream programs will be using a single tool to determine eligibility for and most appropriate use of programs and services. and Evictions. Coordinated Coordinated Admittance Information on housing admittance and eviction policies will be in use.

Assigned

Underway

Complete

DoN/DHHS

1.1.e

DoN

7.1.c.

AHFC

Year 3 (2007)

7.3.c.. 3.3.a.

AHFC

3.3.b.

5.3.b.

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4.3.a.Services and Funding Responsive to Need. Through aggregation of housing barriers assessments, identify gaps in services necessary to attain/retain housing and direct resources to these services. Identify funding sources, services and service providers that are not effectively addressing housing barriers. Consider redirecting resources accordingly ASD and Housing First Link. Create a mechanism to link ASD data (DOE) with HMIS data and include individuals identified as homeless by ASD in Continuum of Care gaps analysis Common assessment system is fully integrated into the electronic and web-based Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) HMIS Participation. State, HUD, MOA and private funders to require entry of client data into the HMIS as part of all grant applications and awards related to homelessness.
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3.3.e.

Year 5 (2009)

3.5.a.

4.5.a.

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Information Management
Develop and implement a coordinated and comprehensive intake, eligibility, discharge, and housing barriers assessment Year 10 3.10.a. Dial 2-1-1. Coordinate resources to provide for a “2United Way (2014) 1-1” statewide telephone information system. AHFC = Alaska Housing Finance Corporation DoN = Department of Neighborhoods, Municipality of Anchorage HHS = Department of Health and Human Services, Municipality of Anchorage Status Narrative
Date 12/31/2005 Notes United Way purchased Community Point, but found it difficult to work with and pursued an alternative Housing Barrier Assessment tool developed and used in two CDBG grant agreements by DoN State considering Arizona model of grid rather than housing barrier assessment AHFC reviews several housing locator ("Housing Point") systems Service Point continues to provide Homeless Management Information System function United Way secures funding to pursue 2-1-1 system United Way begins conversion of AK info data into alternative software, but may consider Service Point AMHTA considering use of Housing Barrier Assessment Tool Need to identify how Service Point can help identify degree of housing barriers similar to Housing Barrier Assessment O Recommend establishing a single tool to use statewide. If grid model is chose, identify how it can be used to identify the degree of housing barriers experience by each client, and how it can be used with Service O Point. to identify how grid model can be used to identify degree of housing barrier if to be used by state, Need recommend establishing a single tool to use statewide.

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O AHFC identifies an affordable housing locator system to pursue in 2007 O United way back coordinated data management through considering Community Impact Committee (CIC)
funding

O Need to work with HMIS staff to identify Homeless Indicator reports, opportunities for data sharing, and
gaps in the system

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Information Management
Develop and implement a coordinated and comprehensive intake, eligibility, discharge, and housing barriers assessment

Action Group: Checking In
Action Steps and Status Status Update: 2006 Proposed Accomplishm ent Year Year 1 (2005) Original Plan Reference 8.1.a

Summarized Action Step Affordable Housing Inventory. Alaska Affordable Housing Partnership is the conduit for sharing information on gains and losses in Anchorage affordable housing units at each quarterly meeting. Homeless Indicators. Develop a "Homeless Indicators" tool to track progress, performance measures and relationship between homelessness, affordablel housing and low-wage jobs through 1) identification of relevant indicators (ie time to secure hsg., # low-wage jobs, homeless shelter counts, and #s on Housing Choice Voucher wait list includeing unsuccessful shoppers), and 2) regular examination of these indicators (ie at quarterly Alaska Affordaable Hosing Partnerhsip meetings and/or Homeless Services Forum meetings). Homeless Indicators. "Homeless Indicators" are compiled on a real time basis where locally tracked and otherwise possible - ie available to the community within 30 days of the end of each quarter

Assigned

Underway

Complete HUD

8.1.b

DoN/AHFC (EOB)

Year 3 (2007)

3.3.c. and 8.3.c

Year 5 (2009) Year 10 (2014) EOB = Executive Oversight Board of the Anchorage Coalition on Homelessness HUD = US Department of Housing and Urban Development Status Narrative Date Notes 12/31/2005 O AAHP begins to discuss housing gains and losses at each meeting 12/31/2006 O DoN revises database to house affordable housing inventory O DoN needs to complete update of database, or coordinate with ak-info to meet needs of Continnum of
Care and other planning needs for housing resource information.

O Need to work with DoN, HMIS and AHFC staff to identify Homeless Indicator reports, opportunities for data
sharing, and gaps in the system

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Housing
Identify and eliminate statuory, regulatory, policy and other barriers, and educate the public policy about homelessness.

Action Group: Permanent Housing Production and Preservation
Action Steps and Status Status Update: 2006 Proposed Accomplishm ent Year Year 1 (2005) Original Plan Reference 6.1.a. 6.1.e.

6.1b

Summarized Action Step Housing Production. Create 20 new affordable housing units. Mobile Home Parks. Convene a subcommittee of the HAND Commission to address the status of mobile home parks and manufactured housing in Anchorage. HOME. Dedicate HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds from the Municipality of Anchorage to production of affordable rental housing units Maximize 811 Program Housing Production. Ensure an Anchorage application for 811 and 202 units (housing for people with disabilities, housing for seniors, respectively) every year HUD makes such funding available. Promote an increase of allotted 811 units for Alaska with HUD. Housing Production. Create 140 additional affordable housing units. Affordable Housing Developers. Identify developers willing to build housing units available and affordable to individuals and families at or below 50% of AMI. Mobile Home Parks. Create a mechanism to assure manufactured housing and mobile home parks remain viable, long-term affordable housing option Housing Production. Create 140 additional affordable housing units. Land for Housing. Dedicate publicly owned lands for affordable housing development Mobile Home Parks. Stabilize at least one mobile home park as a viable, long term affordable housing option in Anchorage. Housing Production. Create 200 additional affordable housing units.

Assigned

Underway

Complete CommunityWide DoN/ HAND

DoN/ HAND

7.1.d.

AAHP

AAHP

Year 3 (2007)

6.3.a. 6.3.b.

6.3.c.

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6.5.a. 6.5.b. 6.5.e.

Year 10 (2014)

6.10.a.

DoN = Department of Neighborhoods HAND = Housing and Neighborhood Development Commission AAPH = Alaska Affordable Housing Partnership Status Narrative Date Notes 12/31/2005 O CIHA creates 57 units in Mountain View O HOME Funds dedicated to rental housing development O RurAl Cap creates 4 one bedroom units in Mountain View O HAND Committee on Manufactured Housing convenes, DoN receives some grant funding (I'M HOME) 12/31/2006 O RurAl Cap creates 4 one bedroom units in Mountain View O AHI's 811 project successful, AHI applies to AHFC for SNHG funds to fill gap O Former McKay building converted into apartments, Marlow Manner O CIHA creates 131 units in Mountain View O DoN seeks partnership and manufactured housing lot appropriate for conversion O 6.3.b. Anchorage Neighborhood Housing Services purchased for-profit construction company O 6.3.b. Modular housing factory opens in Anchorage

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Housing
Identify and eliminate statuory, regulatory, policy and other barriers, and educate the public policy about homelessness.

Action Group: Expanding Housing Production Incentives/Addressing the Market
Action Steps and Status Proposed Accomplishm ent Year Year 1 (2005) Status Update: 2006 Original Plan Reference 6.1.c.

Summarized Action Step Appropriate Housing Production Incentives. Through a subcommittee of the HAND Commission or the Affordable Housing Partnership, identify resources to encourage/require one-bedroom and four-bedroom unit affordable rental unit production. Economic Development and Housing Link. Research methods of addressing the negative impact of lowwage business developments in Anchorage, including employer-provided housing subsidies for low-wage workers, impact taxes, tax incentives, or streamlined permitting processes. Affordable Housing Funds. Research models for new affordable housing resources, such as a Housing Trust Fund, Bed Tax contributions, and tax credits to hotels that house homeless families during the school year. Appropriate Housing Production Incentives. Encourage funders to incorporate funding preferences that encourage affordable one- and fourbedroom units within the Municipality of Anchorage. AHFC Funding for Housing. Encourage the State of Alaska to allow AHFC to direct more/all of its resources to affordable housing. Housing Trust Fund. Create a Housing Trust Fund that contributes to affordable housing locally. Inclusionary Housing Ordinance. Encourage all developers to set aside a percentage (i.e. 2%) of total development as affordable housing units. Appropriate Housing Production Incentives. Create incentives through local tax breaks or other means to encourage affordable four-bedroom units Mixed Income Housing. Build incentives and partnerships that create mixed-income housing developments across the Municipality Continue year five action steps

Assigned

Underway HAND AAHP

Complete

6.1.h.

DoN

4.1.c.

AMHTA

Year 3 (2007)

4.1.b.

HAND

6.1.f.

ACHH

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4.3.c.

AMHTA

6.5.c.

6.5.d.

AAHP HAND

Year 10 (2014)

6.10.b.

Year 10 6.10.c. (2014) AAHP=Alaska Affordable Housing Partnership AMHTA = Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority DoN = Department of Neighborhoods, Municipality of Anchorage ACHH = Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness HAND=Housing and Neighborhood Development Commision (Municipality of Anchorage) Status Narrative Date Notes 12/31/2005 O 4.3.c. AMHTA is spearheading effort for an Alaska Housing Trust; AHFC recommended $10 million in funding
in 2006.

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Housing
Identify and eliminate statuory, regulatory, policy and other barriers, and educate the public policy about homelessness. O 4.3.c. Alaska Interagency Council on Homelessness recommends an Alaska Housing Trust as one of its two
priority actions.

we are Action Group: Subsidizing Rent here Action Steps and Status
Proposed Accomplishm ent Year Year 1 (2005) Status Update: 2006 Original Plan Summarized Action Step Reference 6.1.f. Project Based Rental Subsidy. Promote reinstatement of the project-based rental subsidy program with HUD 7.1.b. Housing Choice Vouchers and Public Housing. No net loss of Housing Choice Vouchers and Public Housing available in Anchorage and promote the award of addition increments of Housing Choice Vouchers to meet existing need. 7.3.b. Project Base Housing Choice Vouchers. ProjectBase 20% of all Housing Choice Vouchers in Anchorage for properties that primarily serve people who are in need of supportive services and/or case management to remain successful tenants.

Assigned ACHH

Underway

Complete

EOB

Year 3 (2007)

AHFC

Year 5 (2009) Year 10 (2014) ACHH = Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness EOB = Executive Oversight Board of the Anchorage Coalition on Homelessness AHFC = Alaska Housing Finance Corporation

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12/31/2005

O Oversight subcommittee on homelessness recommends 6.1.f be altered to focus on maintaining current
public housing and Section 8 voucher capacity. Federal government not likely to re-instate project based subsidy program that has been unfunded for more than a decade, especially when current programs are in jeopardy.

12/31/2006

O AHFC supports project-based Housing choice vouchers, but does not guarantee vouchers will remain in
Anchorage

O Section 8 waiting list still not recovered from 2005 voucher moratorium, is under-leased. 95% Anchorage
lease up rate needs to be achieved.

O Strong support needs to be shown to congress for funding to maintain level of vouchers

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Housing
Identify and eliminate statuory, regulatory, policy and other barriers, and educate the public policy about homelessness.

Action Group: Specialized Transitional Housing
Action Steps and Status Status Update: 2006 Proposed Accomplishm ent Year Year 1 (2005) Original Plan Reference 7.1.e

Year 3 7.3.e (2007) Year 5 (2009) Year 10 (2014) CoC = Continuum of Care Subcommittee of the ACH

Summarized Action Step Transitional Housing. Identify gaps (#beds) in successful transitional housing programs in Anchorage for youth, victims of domestic violence and the chronic homeless. Transitional Housing. Expand transitional housing options as identified in 7.1.e.

Assigned

Underway

Complete CoC

Status Narrative Date Notes O Continuum of Care application identifies transitional housing beds 12/31/2005 O Continuum of Care application identifies transitional housing beds 12/31/2006 O Covenant House works with MOA to seek alternative space, develop plans, and find funding for new youth facility/Crisis Center replacement. O Is there a gap in transitional housing beds that takes priority?

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Targeted Case Intervention
Provide adequate support services for individuals and families to survive and succeed on their own and in the least restrictive environment of their choice.

Action Group: Coming In
Action Steps and Status Proposed Accomplish ment Year Year 1 (2005) Status Update: 2006 Original Plan Summarized Action Step Assigned Underway Complete Reference 5.1.e. Anonymous Mail and Voice Mail Options. Encourage HSF all emergency and transitional housing programs to provide mail addresses and telephone messaging systems for use by clients that are unrecognizable as the location of a homeless shelter or a social services provider 2.1.a. Daytime Respite/One-Stop Engagement. Reduce the Beans day-time impact of the homeless on neighborhoods by providing a daytime respite area at Bean’s Café or other like-location 2.3.a. Daytime Respite/One-Stop Engagement. Reduce the day-time impact on neighborhoods by moving Crossover House (ACMHS’s Homeless Outreach Program), or other appropriate facility back downtown and open access to all homeless Alaskans. 2.5.a. Daytime Respite/One-Stop Engagement. New Crossover House, or other appropriate entity, is the central HMIS gathering station and is open 24 hours a day ACMHS

Year 3 (2007)

Year 5 (2009)

2.5. A 3.5.b.

ACMHS

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Year 10 2.10.a (2014) Beans = Beans Café areACMHS = Anchorage Community Mental Health Services

Status Narrative Date Notes 12/31/2005 O Beans Café increases daytime hours open to the public, and increases space available to outside organizations for service delivery O Consumer Web office opens to offer consumer-driven space available close to downtown. O Downtown soup kitchen offers space for daytime respite and showers downtown. O Anchorage Community Mental Health Services pursues a SAMSHA grant to move Crossover House downtown (which is utlimately unsuccessful), and begins search for a site. 12/31/2006 O Alaska Community Mental Health Services identifies site for future Crossover House and prepares a one page concept paper to begin discussions in December with other funders. O Beans Café secures federal EDI grant to assist in improving facility's day time respite capacity. O Reps from AHFC, MOA and CoC/Four As go to SF to participate in Project Homelessness Connect O Continued discussions needed with ACMHS, EOB, Consumer Web and potential funders necessary to pursue co-locating Crossover House and other functions such as the Consumer Web. O Work with community to pilot an Anchorage Project Homelessness Connect O Clitheroe Treatment Center seeking new location due to inadequate water supply. United Way, DHHS and AMHTA work together to identify funding sources and site.

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Targeted Case Intervention
Provide adequate support services for individuals and families to survive and succeed on their own and in the least restrictive environment of their choice.

Action Group: Reaching Out
Action Steps and Status Status Update: 2006 Proposed Accomplish ment Year Year 1 (2005) Original Plan Summarized Action Step Reference 2.1.b. High Impact Camp Outreach. Design pilot program to bring together case managers and neighborhood clean-up efforts to identify and work with campers to find safe, permanent housing alternatives to the top 5 highest impact “camps” in Anchorage. 2.3.b High Impact Camp Outreach. Continue program to bring together case managers and neighborhood clean-up efforts to identify permanent housing for homeless occupying high-impact “camps” 5.3.d Mobile Case Management. Encourage the use of mobile case managers with vehicles for offices, wireless laptops and cell phones for communication, that can go to where the homeless/at risk are, reducing the need for homeless/at-risk to travel for services. 2.3.c and Mobile Case Management. Reach people living in 5.3.e non-housing, such as cars, through mobile case managers. 5.3.d Mobile Case Management. Encourage the use of mobile case managers with vehicles for offices, wireless laptops and cell phones for communication, that can go to where the homeless/at risk are, reducing the need for homeless/at-risk to travel for services. 2.3.d ASD Link to Housing First. ASD will develop outreach and referral system to be coordinated with student enrollment. 2.5.b Same as 2.3.b. 2.5.c Mobile Case Management. Mobile case managers continue outreach to cars and camps (2.3.c).

Assigned

Underway

Complete RuralCAP/ ABBRA

Year 3 (2007)

RuralCAP/ ABBRA

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ASD

Year 5 (2009)

Year 10 2.10.b (2014) EOB = Executive Oversight Board of the Anchorage Coalition on Homelessness Status Narrative Date Notes 12/31/2005 O CDBG grant award made from DoN to RurAL CAP/Community Bound to develop a homelessness outreach pilot project. 12/31/2006 O Homelessness Outreach Pilot project grant agreement executed. Additional funds provided by the Alaska Mental Health Trust AUthority. Scope of work developed in conjunction with RurAL CAP, DoN and AMHTA. RurAL CAP advertises outreach position. O RurAL CAP hired a housing case manager in Fall of 2005 to facilitate outreach program. O Recommend identifying community capacity for mobile case management and identifying sources or case managers who may be transitioned to this methodology. Needs to be assigned.

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Targeted Case Intervention
Provide adequate support services for individuals and families to survive and succeed on their own and in the least restrictive environment of their choice.

Action Group:Oversight Social Services/Case Management
Action Steps and Status Status Update: 2006 Proposed Accomplish ment Year Year 1 (2005) Original Plan Summarized Action Step Reference 5.1.a. Case Management Inventory. Inventory case management resources currently available 5.1.b. Timely Case Management. Identify where (for example, which shelters) clients are receiving case management within 72 hours of admission and where they are not. Case Management Client Reach. Identify which homeless groups are currently receiving case management and which are not. Case Management Inventory Analysis. Identify gaps/redundancies in case management. Coordinated Housing Barrier Assessments. All case managers are assessing clients’ housing barriers, using common elements/form Infrastructure and Support for Coordinated Housing First Approach. Community-wide housing barrier assessments and resources training for case managers established and maintained.

Assigned

Underway

Complete CSS/UAA

CSS/UAA

5.1.c.

CSS/UAA

5.1.d.

Year 3 (2007)

5.3.a.

5.3.c.

Year 5 5.5.a. Continuation of Year Three (2009) Year 10 5.10.a. we are (2014) EOB = Executive Oversight Board of the Anchorage Coalition on Homelessness here CSS = Catholic Social Services UAA = University of Alaska, Anchorage, School of Social Work Status Narrative Date Notes 12/31/2005 O CSS, Southcentral Foundation, and Social Work interns designed and completed a case management survey, and presented results to the Oversight Subcommittee on Homelessness. One outcome from this survey was to create a case managers group to provide support and training to case managers. 12/31/2006 O Case Managers group meets regularly to problem solve issues and provide peer training.

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Prevention
Promote prevention as the most effective and economically efficient path toward safe and affordable housing for all.

Action Group: Prevention
Action Steps and Status Proposed Accomplish ment Year Year 1 (2005) Status Update: 2006 Original Plan Summarized Action Step Assigned Underway Complete Reference Prevention. Identify, coordinate and advocate for CoC (EOB) 4.1.d. top priority service prevention. Homeownership Programs. Work with existing ANHS 7.1.a. homeownership programs to target families currently using rental subsidies (vouchers or projectbased), in an effort to make such rental subsides available to other families/individuals in need. 4.1.e Emergency Housing Fund. Develop an Emergency Housing fund from public and private donors for homeless prevention. Emergency Housing Fund. Continue and expand Emergency Housing Fund from public private donors for homeless prevention, link to needs identified in Housing Barrier Assessment system. Municipality of Anchorage provides $150,000 in challenge grant funds towards Emergency Housing Fund IDA. Several IDA programs will be in place Hard to House. Change admittance and eviction criteria in rental subsidy programs (especially Public Housing and Housing Choice Vouchers) to allow access by the hard-to-house homeless. Link these more accessible subsidies with supportive case management and eviction prevention services to ensure/“guarantee” successful tenancy Tenant Education. Tenant-education/“good tenant” certification and guarantee program established. Eviction Prevention. Establish a special needs eviction prevention clearinghouse resource (“Housing advocate”, or “ombudsman”), encourage households and landlords to contact this source before evictions, consider putting this step in lease. Housing Choice Voucher Landlord Participation. AHFC’s landlord outreach program encourages Housing Choice Voucher acceptance and promotes eviction prevention strategies (mediation, problem solving, negotiation) AHFC

Year 3 (2007)

4.3.d

6.3.e. 7.3.a.

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7.3.c.

7.3.d.

7.3.g.

Year 5 (2009) Year 10 (2014) EOB = Executive Oversight Board of the Anchorage Coalition on Homelessness CoC = Continuum of Care ANHS = Anchorage Neighborhood Housing Services AHFC = Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Status Narrative Date Notes
12/31/2005 12/31/2006 O AMHTA and AHFC begin discussions on estabishing a case manager to assist "hard to house" on AHFC waiting list in finding and maintaining housing, primarily using Section 8 vouchers. O United Way/Community Initiatives Committee considers overflow housing vouchers for populations with limited shelter options when appropriate shelters are full. O Emergency Housing Fund has logistical issues with funding expeditures. Needs to rethought. O Love INC. explores models to coordinate faith-based homelessness prevention initiatives. The program is O Alaska State Independent Living Council administers- Short Term Residential Assistance Program

Print Date: 11/2/2009

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