Mass Care Exit Plan

From Homeless to Stably Housed


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The Homeless to Stably Housed Plan is a product of a bipartisan workgroup formed by several members of the Anchorage Assembly, the Bronson administration, and community partners. Members have been working together since August 2021 to develop a plan to transition away from mass care at sites like the Sullivan Arena, toward an integrated client and community-centered approach. This work is part of a larger, comprehensive homeless prevention and response plan, called Anchored Home, which is supported by over 40 local service providers and community partners working together with the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness.

Updates

The Anchorage Assembly has passed funding for the navigation center and shelter via AR 2022-111(S). The workgroup held listening sessions on April 13, April 25, a CUP community meetings on May 19 and June 22, and has presented or will be presenting to all nearby community councils.

Upcoming meetings on this topic include:

  • Click here to view current meetings.

Resources

  • Homeless to Housed Overview [link]
  • Navigation Center & Sheltering Plan [link]
  • Navigation center work session presentation, May 9, 2022 [link]
  • Navigation center presentation, May 4, 2022 [link]
  • Listening Session Recording, April 25, 2022 [link]
  • Site selection [RFI] | [Addendum] | [Questions]
  • Our community partners [link]
  • Press conference on Homeless to Stably Housed Plan, April 25, 2022 [link]
  • Our community partners [link]
  • Mass care shelter dashboard [link]

Project Overview

The group is responsible for exiting "mass care," Anchorage's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This work has led to identifying opportunities, designing plans, and preparing funding proposals to address gaps in the traditional housing and shelter system. Current projects include:

  • Complex Care Shelter - Sale closed March 30, will reopen in June
  • Navigation Center & Shelter - In design, funding proposal is before the Assembly (AR 2022-111(S))
  • Substance Misuse Residential Treatment - Design complete, renovation starting soon
  • Workforce & Supportive Housing - Purchase agreement pending
  • Housing for Special Populations (couples, elders, women, & LGBTQ+) - Pending state funding request

The group’s first project was to establish a complex needs shelter at the Sockeye Inn, which will be operated by Catholic Social Services to serve people jointly experiencing homelessness and complex medical needs. Note: The Assembly delegates on the workgroup represent only themselves and not the full Assembly. Currently, Members Rivera and Perez-Verdia serve on the workgroup.


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Status Reports

  • June 27, 2022 - Demobilization SITREP #4 [link]
  • June 17, 2022 - Demobilization SITREP #3 [link]
  • June 10, 2022 - Demobilization SITREP #2 [link]
  • June 8, 2022 - Facilitated Group [link]
  • June 3, 2022 - Demobilization SITREP #1 [link]
  • June 1, 2022 - Facilitated Group [link]
  • May 26, 2022 - Facilitated Group [link]
  • May 18, 2022 - Facilitated Group [link]
  • May 4, 2022 - Facilitated Group [link]
  • April 12, 2022 - Facilitated Group [link]
  • March 31, 2022 - Facilitated Group [link]
  • March 25, 2022 - Facilitated Group [link]
  • March 16, 2022 - Facilitated Group [link]
  • March 12, 2022 - Facilitated Group [link]
  • March 7, 2022 - Facilitated Group [link]
  • February 21, 2022 - Facilitated Group [link]
  • January 31, 2022 - Facilitated Group [link]
  • January 18, 2022 - Facilitated Group [link]
  • January 10, 2022 - Facilitated Group [link]

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