Common area at Covey Lofts with television, large table and orange chairs

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Focus on Housing and Homelessness​


Our community’s plan for ending homelessness in the Municipality is the Anchored Home Plan​, which recognizes that a collaboration between non-profits, faith communities, individuals, businesses and governmental agencies is key for success.​ Launched in 2018 through a collaborative effort of 75 organizations and 700+ community members, Anchored Home identifies concrete actions to make homlessness a rare, brief and one-time event. The Assembly's focus is to support the success of the Anchored Home Plan by working closely with the Administration and other community partners to maintain a coordinated continuum of services for members of our community who are experiencing homelessness.

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Monday, October 3​ - Special Assembly Meeeting re Emergency Shelter Items for Action and Appropriation​

The Assembly has scheduled a special meeting from 1-2pm at City Hall, Suite 155, to address items for action and appropriation to carry out the Emergency Sheltering plan. Meeting documents will be posted below as they become available:

Documents from previous Monday, September 26 Special Assembly Meeeting re Emergency Shelter Items for Action and Appropriation​:

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​​Pillars of Anchored Home

  1. Promoting Prevention & Diversion from homelessness
  2. Growing the Housing & Support System
  3. Improving Public Health & Safety
  4. Increasing Advocacy & Funding to bolster our efforts​

The role of local government in the Anchored Home Plan is to support public health and safety by providing first responders, helping community partners add affordable housing to the market, ensuring that adequate emergency shelter exists, and using tax breaks and government funds to leverage private investment in housing.

​​Emergency Sheltering Task Force

At a special meeting on August 17, AR 2022-252 was adopted to create a task force to work with community groups to develop an emergency shelter plan consistent with AMC Chapter 16.120. 

Coordinated by the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness, the Emergency Sheltering Task Force​ presented recommendations to the Anchorage Assembly Committee on Housing & Homelessness on Sept. 21.

The Assembly will consider further actions at a Special Assembly Meeting​ on Mon. September 26 at 6pm. 



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