Project DocumentsAccess steering and historical documents supporting the Clean Slate Strategy.
The timeline below outlines the path to maximize public engagement and feedback throughout the process to get shelter up and running in 2024.
Phase 1: Community Conversations to Unpack "Shelter"
This process will first look at our own assumptions of shelter, trying to get a sense of the good, the bad, and the ugly, and, most importantly, what shelter could be in our community.
Phase 2: Community Engagement to Build Criteria
We’ll move on from there by hearing from constituents in a series of town halls that will help inform the Housing and Homelessness Committee as they discuss appropriate selection criteria for permanent year-round low-barrier shelter. After hashing that out in committee and getting a resolution adopting those criteria approved by the full Assembly, we will move on to looking at locations.
Clean Slate Strategy Town Halls: The Anchorage Assembly and Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness hosted town halls in early June to discuss what well-run shelters could look like in the Municipality of Anchorage, including discussions on shelter licensing, neighborhood mitigation, and examples of well-run shelters throughout the country.
Site Selection Criteria: Based on community feedback, the Assembly Housing & Homelessness Committee drafted a resolution submitted to the Assembly for a public hearing at the July 11 Regular Assembly Meeting. The resolution was approved 9-2.
Phase 3: Identifying Potential Locations We are Here!
What has been looked at historically? What locations are we missing that should be added to the list?
The Housing and Homelessness Committee will review these locations, new and old, and scrub them through the adopted criteria. The remaining locations left on the list will be brought back to the community through another series of town halls to get additional feedback.
From here, the Housing and Homelessness Committee will take everything we’ve heard and learned in this process and pick a location among the remaining options.
Phase 4: The Public Process
That location will go through all the appropriate Municipal processes and, at some point, an acquisition of the facility will be brought to the full Assembly for approval.
Timeline HistoryView previous versions of the Project Timeline.
Committee on Housing & Homelessness
Guide to Testimony
Projects Funded by Federal Relief