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The Housing and Neighborhood Development Commission Oversight Subcommittee on Homelessness (HCOSH) has been dissolved and merged with the HAND Commission forming the Housing, Homeless And Neighborhood Development Commission (HHAND) on April 25, 2017

The Housing, Homeless and Neighborhood Development (HHAND) Commission

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The next HHAND commission meeting is scheduled for December 7, 2022, from 4:00-5​:30p.m., via Microsoft Teams or in person at 825 L. Street Conference Room #423.  ​


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+1 907-519-0237 Conference# 410 946 3#

Purpose

To advise the M​ayor and the Assembly on issues related to long and short-term housing, homeless and community development needs in the Municipality and strategies to effect revitalization of lower-income and at risk neighborhoods.

Additional Responsibilities​

  • Review and make recommendations on the proposed allocation of all federal, state and municipal revenues targeted for housing and community development programs managed by the municipality. 
  • Identify and address long- and short-term housing issues in Anchorage, including strategies to stabilize and monitor the housing market, achieve a range of housing options for sale and for rent and cost-effective and socially responsible strategies to preserve or increase the supply of affordable housing.

  • Advise the mayor and assembly on policies, practices, and legislation that impacts housing and community development issue, neighborhood revitalization strategies, and progress related to plans and program goals. 

  • Advise the planning and zoning commission about relevant housing and community development issues and their connection with land use controls.
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  • Participate in the development and implementation of the

    housing and community development consolidated plan by providing information and policy advice about municipality’s housing and community development needs and priorities. 

  • Advise the mayor and assembly as to the infrastructure, facilities, transportation and public services needs of lower income and at risk neighborhoods.​​​
  • Facilitate public participation in housing and neighborhood revitalization policies, plans, strategies and programs.

  • Coordinate with the Anchorage Continuum of Care in the development and implementation of the Anchorage plan to address homelessness.

  •  Advise the mayor and assembly on issues related to homelessness.
  • Report to the mayor and assembly on the progress of the Anchorage plan to address homelessness.  The report shall be presented on or before June 1 of each year and shall include recommendations for specific actions to implement the plan.​

  • Perform such other duties as the mayor or assembly may delegate from time to time.

Meeting Specifics

The monthly HHAND Commission Meeting is held on the first Wednesday of the ​​month from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.  Meetings are held at the Anchorage Health Department, 825 L Street in conference room #423 and virtually through Microsoft Teams.  When special needs/issues arise, the Commission or staff may request an additional meeting or form a sub-committee.  All meetings are open to the public.

HHAND Commission Members

S J Klein, Chair
Julie Coulombe, Vice Chair
Elsie Crossmon, Secretary
Jim Crawford
Kathy Henslee​
Josh Louwerse
Rosalina Mavaega 
Peggy Rotan
​Stephanie Taylor


About the Commission Members

The HHAND Advisory Commission has 9 members.  This commission shall include a minimum of four (4) members who represent the homeless population, non-profit agencies, public safety, business, school district, government officials, the faith community, lower-income neighborhoods, or charitable organizations. The remainder of the commission shall be composed of members who experience disabilities, and representatives of the following interests:  the real estate industry, the banking industry, the multi-family development industry, non-profit housing organizations, homebuilders, or supportive housing providers.  The Commission is led by a chairperson and co-chair.  Commissioner's three year terms are appointed on a rotating basis, so that a third of the seats come up for appointment or reappointment yearly.  To submit an application go to:  Commission Seat Application 


GUEST SPEAKER PRESENTATION MATERIALS

Landlord Housing Partnership update 2022​​

Housing and Neighborhood Development Commission Rules of Procedure Revised 09/2011    

HHAND presentation 6-2-2021​

Title 21 Zoning Code Parking Requirements - Pre-Consultation with HHAND








 










 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Housing and Neighborhood Development Commission Oversight Subcommittee on Homelessness (HCOSH) has been dissolved and merged with the HAND Commission forming the Housing, Homeless And Neighborhood Development Commission (HHAND) on April 25, 2017

 

 

 

 

  
  
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