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.

The Coalition began in 1989 and holds meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. The Coalition's annual conference brings together social service providers, housing developers, policymakers, and those experiencing homelessness to network and strategize on how best to fulfill our mission.

News and Information

2015 Annual Point-in-Time Count (PIT) and Housing Inventory Count (HIC)

The 2015 Point-in-Time Count (PIT) of homeless persons and Housing Inventory Count (HIC) will be conducted the night of Tuesday, January 27, 2015. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires the collection of PIT and HIC data for one night each year to assist in gaging the extent of homelessness within Alaska. This data is later used to advocate for additional federal and state funding to assist Alaska’s homeless. In addition, this data has been a useful tool for housing planning activities in our local communities.

Below are the forms associated with the 2015 PIT and HIC and details outlining what form(s) should be completed based on each facility/program.

2015 Point-in-Time Form: If all beds in a facility/program operated by your agency are not listed in HMIS/Service Point, then the persons/households residing in the facility/program should be entered and recorded on this form. For those programs reporting data through HMIS, the PIT data will be pulled directly from HMIS and you will not need to complete the PIT form.

2015 School District Point-in-Time Form: School districts should report their PIT count(s) on the school district form.

2015 Housing Inventory Chart: The HIC is an inventory of projects throughout Alaska that provide beds and units dedicated to serve persons who are homeless. All projects providing beds/units on the night of January 27, 2015 dedicated to serving homeless persons, or for permanent housing projects, dedicated for persons who were homeless at entry must complete a HIC form.

All forms should be returned to Carrie Collins via email at ccollins@ahfc.us by Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

Questions can be directed to Carrie Collins at 907-330-8276 or ccollins@ahfc.us.

Public Media Project

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.