On June 22, 2021, the Anchorage Assembly passed
Assembly Ordinance 2021-055(S-1), now Anchorage Municipal Code
Chapter 16.125 – Homeless and Transient Shelter Licensing. AMC 16.125 outlines the responsibilities and powers given to the Anchorage Health Department (AHD) for implementing Shelter Licensing in order to:
1. establish minimum standards of care,
2. enable and maintain data collection about people experiencing homelessness,
3. maintain appropriate oversight for the sake of shelter clients, and
4. mitigate impacts on neighboring residents, businesses, etc.