​Anchorage Housing Action Week 2023

​​October 30 - November 4, 2023
Anchorage's housing crisis is an everyone problem. That's why the Anchorage Assembly is inviting everyone to join in the work to solve it.

​The Why

According to data collected from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (FRED) database, the median single family home listing price in Anchorage rose 43% in only three years from $311,000 in January 2020 to $446,000 in May 2023, putting home ownership further out of reach. Last year, rents in Alaska jumped by more than 7% on average, the highest increase in more than a decade. 

There is a supply and demand imbalance; Anchorage does not have enough housing options for everyone who wants to live here.

Anchorage should be a place with abundant and diverse housing opportunities so that everyone who wants to live here can find a place to live that fits their preferences for budget, size, character, and location.​

Accommodations & Accessibility

If you or someone you know needs accommodations in order to fully participate in Housing Action Week events, please contact:

​Assembly Legislative Services



Anchorage Housing Action Week has something for everyone!

Make it Monday: Housing Action Week

Monday, October 30 | 11:30am – 1pm
Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center | 600 W. 7th Ave.
Join Assembly Members Randy Sulte and Meg Zaletel to kick off Housing Action Week with the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. Register Now.​

NeighborWorks Alaska presents Adelaide Apartments Tour 

Wednesday, November 1 | 10am – 12pm
Adelaide Apartments | 201 E 9th Avenue
NeighborWorks Alaska invites Anchorage residents on a tour of Adelaide Apartments to learn about the role of Single Room Occupancy (SRO) properties in solving our housing needs. Tour capacity is limited. Register by Oct. 31.

ACLU of Alaska presents Housing Security: A Matter of Justice 

Wednesday, November 1 | 2pm – 4pm
ACLU of Alaska Offices | 1057 W. Fireweed Lane
Take the plunge into the legal justice issues associated with housing insecurity with the ACLU of Alaska. Topics will include international, national, and local legal frameworks around access to housing and shelter, camp abatements, and current practices involving mediation and evictions to avoid loss of housing.

The Alaska State Home Building Association presents Build AK Expert Panels 

Thursday, November 2 
Crown Plaza Hotel | 109 W International Airport Rd.

The Alaska State Home Building Association (ASHBA) is opening the doors of the 2023 Build AK Conference to housing enthusiasts with two free sessions focused on housing action: ​

  • Growing Up, Not Out, 8am-10am
    A panel discussion about increasing housing density with minimal neighborhood impact. RSVP to alaskastatehomebuildingassoc@gmail.com.
  • Barriers to Building Housing, 3pm-5pm
    a panel discussion on local markets, codes, regulations and more. RSVP to alaskastatehomebuildingassoc@gmail.com.

City Nerd Nite

Thursday, November 2 | 6pm – 8pm
49th State Brewing Co | 717 W 3rd Ave.
Let's geek out about housing! We've got a great lineup of Anchorage locals with only 7 minutes to indulge the audience on housing-related topics with informed enthusiasm. Register Now.

Community Housing Action Summit

Friday, November 3 | 9am – 5pm
UAA Student Union | 2921 Spirit Way
The focal point of Housing Action Week, the Community Housing Action Summit is where housing policy comes to life. Join Assembly Members a​nd neighbors for a full-day deep dive into housing experiences, data and solutions with special keynote speaker, Charles Marohn of Strong Towns.​ 

Future City Fun for Families

Saturday, November 4 | 2pm – 3:30pm

Mountain View Library | 120 Bragaw St.
What will Anchorage of tomorrow look like? Let your kids' imaginations run wild while you weigh in on the issues that prevent housing today. Kids of all ages will enjoy crafts sponsored by the Alaska Design Forum and the Alaska Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects. 

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