Our Mission Is To End Homelessness In Alaska

The Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (AKCH2) is a statewide organization working to develop strategies to increase the availability of affordable housing and eliminate homelessness in our great state.

News and Information

2015 Anchorage Project Homeless Connect Information Now Available

Reports for the Anchorage Project Homeless Connect that took place Jan. 28, 2015 (full report and veterans only) are attached below.

Thank You Governor Walker for restoring BHAP and SNHG in the FY2016 Budget

Good News! Governor Walker amended his budget to ensure continued funding for programs that help the homeless. He added $9.2 million for the basic homeless assistance program. ($7.7 million BHAP, $1.5 SNHG)

“Taking the money out was an unintended consequence of submitting a stripped-down capital budget,” said Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney. “Putting the money back in is a cost-effective way to address issues that could be costly for our communities. It reduces overall costs in corrections and health and social services.”


2014 Alaska Homeless Assistance Reports Now Available.

Reports for the past three years are posted here. 

Support for Alaska Legal Services Corporation

 Letters of support were written recently for ALSC.

  • Support for Sen. McGuire's SB 49 that would provide funding for the Civil Legal Services Fund;
  • Maintaining current level of funding in FY2016 DCEED budget.

‚ÄčInformation sheets and letters of support are attached below.‚Äč

Alaska State Budget Eliminates Funding for the AHFC Basic Homeless Assistance Program (BHAP) and Special Needs Housing Grant (SNHG) Program

The FY2016 Governor amended budget includes cuts to two vital programs that provide funding for shelter operations, prevention activities and homeless services, as well as development dollars for additional permanent supportive housing units in the state. The Coalition and its partners have created impact statements for each of these programs. (Attachments - below the calendar) For more information, email scott.akch2@gmail.com.

The Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness Provides Comments on the Governor's Council on the Homeless 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness

In February, AKCH2 provided feedback on Alaska's Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness. Read the full comments below the calendar  -- which include suggested improvements to the Alaska Plan and links to other state plans. (Minnesota, Michigan). 

Public Media Project on Housing and Homelessness in Alaska

KTOO and 360 North have begun a a statewide television, public radio, web and social media project called A Roof to raise awareness and increase public education about housing and homelessness issues in Alaska through news reports, web content, and public affairs programming.

The Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness looks forward to partnering with KTOO and 360 North and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority  to help identify issues, stories, and events of importance on solutions to developing more affordable housing and ending homelessness in the state.

The full proposal is attached below.  For more information about the project, please email Scott Ciambor at sciambor@gmail.com.  For content, story ideas, and suggestions, please contact KTOO News reporter Casey Kelly at casey@ktoo.org.