Community Safety and Development

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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 HHAND meeting on May 5, 2021 will be held from 4:00-5:30pm, via Microsoft Teams. 

Purpose

To advise the Mayor 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.
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  • 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.  Traditionally, all meetings were being held at the Anchorage Health Department, 825 L Street in conference room #423.  However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are currently hosted virtually.  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

Chelsea Owen​s

Noel Rea

Giovanna Gambardella

Niki Burrows

Josh Louwerse

Wadeen Hepworth​

Vacant

Vacant
 


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

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

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GUEST SPEAKER PRESENTATION MATERIALS

Presentation for HHAND Commission on Homeless Shelters

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




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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HHAND Agendas

2019

January 2, 2019
February 6, 2019
March Meeting Canceled
April 3, 2019
May 1, 2019
June 5, 2019
July 10, 2019
August 07, 2019
September 04, 2019
October 02, 2019
November 6, 2019
December 4, 2019

2020

​​January 15, 2020
February 5, 2020
March 4, 2020
April 3, 2020 Canceled
May 6, 2020
​​​​June 3, 2020
July 1, 2020
August 5, 2020
September 2, 2020
October 7, 2020
November 4, 2020
December 2, 2020

2021

Jaunary 6, 2021

February 3, 2021

March 3, 2021

April 7, 2021

May 5, 2021


HHAND Commission Meeting

May 5, 202​1​​ 4:00 - 5:30 pm
If you need something made available to the commission, email it to Valerie Madison at:  Valerie.Madison@anchorageak.gov
Do not send attachments,  Send the text in the email

To Join the HHAND Commission Meeting use one of the following options:

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 907-519-0237 United States, Anchorage

2019
January 2, 2019
February 6, 2019
March 6, 2019 Canceled
April 3, 2019
May 1, 2019
June 5, 2019
July 3, 2019
August 7, 2019
September 4, 2019
October 2, 2019
November 6, 2019
December 4, 2019

2020

January 15, 2020
February 5, 2020
March 4, 2020
April 1, 2020  Canceled​
May 6, 2020
June 3, 2020
July 1, 2020
August 5, 2020
September 2, 2020
October 7, 2020
November 4, 2020

December 2, 2020​​

2021

January 6, 2021

February 3, 2021

March 3, 2021

April 7, 2021


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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