​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Housing & Homelessness Neighborhood Development Commission​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


The HHAND Commission advises 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.

How to Participate

The next HHAND commission meeting is scheduled for ​March 6, 2024 from 4:00 to 5​:30 p.m., via Microsoft Teams or in person at the Anchorage Health Department Building 825 L. Street, Room #423. The monthly HHAND Commission mee​ting is held on the first Wednesday​ of the ​​month from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.  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.​​

​Purpose​
  • 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.​
  • 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.​
HHAND ​​Commission Members
  • Elsie Crossmon, Secretary
  • Kathy Henslee​, Spokesperson
  • Peggy Rotan
  • ​Stephanie Taylor
  • Dave Rittenberg
  • William Scott​​
  • Daniel Sager
  • Richard Mystrom
  • Joe Hemphill​

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​ 

 

2024 Agendas

January 3, 2024

February 7, 2024

March 6, 2024

2023 Agendas

January 4, 2023

January 17, 2023 Worksession

February 1, 2023

March 1, 2023

April 5, 2023

May 3, 2023

June 7, 2023

July/August Canceled

September 6, 2023

October 4, 2023

November 1, 2023

December 6, 2023

​2022 Agendas 

J​​anuary 5, 2022

February 2, 2022

March 2, 2022

April 6, 2022

May 4, 2022

June 1, 2022

July 6, 2022

August 3, 2022

September 7, 2022

October 5, 2022

November 2, 2022

December 7, 2022

2021 Agendas

January 6, 2021

February 3, 2021

March 3, 2021

April 7, 2021

May 5, 2021

June 2, 2021

July 7, 2021

August 4, 2021

September 1, 2021

October 5, 2021 Worksession

November 3, 2021

December 1, 2021

2024 Minutes

January 3, 2024​​

January 3, Meeting Recording

February 7, 2024 pending​

February 7, Meeting Recording

January 4, 2023

February 1, 2023

March 1, 2023 Meeting Recording

March 1, 2023​ ​​

April 5, 2023

May 3, 2023

June 7, 2023 No quorum

July/August canceled

September 6, 2023

September 6, 2023 Meeting Recording

October 4, 2023

November 1, 2023

December 6, 2023 Meeting Recording

December 6, 2023​ ​​​

2022 Minutes