Workshop Descriptions


Monday, October 12, 2015

Anchorage Marriott Downtown

** Workshop descriptions will be added as they become available.

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome & Opening Statements


9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness: Moving Forward Together

Scott Ciambor, Board Chair

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Alaska Homeless Management Information System - Institute for Community Alliances

  • Adam Smith, Institute for Commnity Alliances
  • Alissa Murphy, Institute for Community Alliances

10:45AM - Noon 

Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC): Alaska's Strategic Supportive Housing Plan

  • Patti Holland, TAC Director, Human Services Practice
  • Kevin Martone, TAC Executive Director

12:30 PM Plenary Speaker: Lloyd Pendleton, President, LPendleton Enterprise (Former Director, Utah Homeless Task Force)

For more than nine years Lloyd has been an advocate for the homeless. In 2004 as a loaned executive, he took the lead in writing and implementing the State of Utah’s Ten-Year Plan for ending chronic homelessness. In 2006, Lloyd retired from his employment and went to work for the state as Director of the Homeless Task Force to continue implementation of the plan to end chronic homelessness and reduce overall homelessness by 2015. Because of his work with Utah’s homeless population and the agencies that serve them, he was awarded the 2009 Governor’s Award for Excellence. Also, in 2009 Lloyd was selected as one of 39 Purpose Prize Fellows from 1,200 applicants as a social entrepreneur in a second career.  Lloyd also was loaned by the State of Utah to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness for six months – September 1, 2012 to March 1, 2013 where he worked with the Department of Justice on reducing homelessness for those coming out of incarceration.  

1:45PM - 3:00PM Breakout Sessions  (4 sessions per timeslot)

Alaska Homeless Management Information System - Executive Director and Stakeholder Session

Adam Smith and Alyssa Murphy, Institute for Community Alliances

Alaska Child Trauma Center

Josh Arvidson, LCSW

Prisoner Re-Entry

Kelvin Lee, Executive Director, No Limits, Inc.


3:15PM - 5:00PM Breakout Sessions (4 sessions per timeslot)

Alaska Homeless Management Information System - Technical Assistance for users 

Adam Smith and Alyssa Murphy, Institute for Community Alliances


Alaska Association of Public Housing Authorities


NeighborWorks Alaska (time subject to change)

Brian Shelton-Kelly, Director of Community Development


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Anchorage Marriott Downtown

8:45AM - 10:15AM Breakout Sessions

Lloyd Pendleton, LPendleton Enterprises

The state of Utah's 2015 point-in-time homeless count reflected a 91% reduction in their chronic homeless count since 2005.  In addition, they reduced their chronic homeless veterans to a function zero at the end of 2013 and are close to a functional zero on all homeless veterans.  This session will review how Utah organized to accomplish these reductions, the champions that were part of the process, and the collaboration that occurred the homeless service providers.     

Fair Housing Initiatives, Alaska Legal Service Corporation (time subject to change)

  • Jeremy Baker, ALSC

Emergency Shelter Forum

Housing Development 101


Report From the Field: Local Coalitions in Alaska

Moderator: Carrie Collins, AHFC

Enterprise & Bellwether Enterprise Sponsored Plenary Session

12:30PM Plenary Speaker: Bill Block, HUD Regional Administrator for Region X

Bill Block is the HUD Regional Administrator for Region X, serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Bill began his career in Seattle as a lawyer focusing on complex real estate transactions on behalf of both private and public entities. In 2005 he left the law to become Director of the Committee to End Homelessness, where he was responsible for working with 70 local government, non-profit and for-profit entities, faith-based communities, philanthropies and formerly homeless people in implementing the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness in Seattle/King County.  Among other civic involvements, he has served Chair of the Seattle Housing Authority Board of Commissioners when it planned and constructed HOPE VI projects, President of AIDS Housing of Washington (now Building Changes), Chair of the Seattle Center Advisory Commission, Chair of the Seattle Low Income Housing Levy Oversight Committee and board member of the Workforce Development Council of Seattle/King County.

1:30PM - 4PM Alaska Council on the Homeless Meeting

The Fall meeting of the Alaska Council on the Homeless will take place during the annual conference. This meeting is open to the public. Meeting agenda and minutes from previous Council meetings can be found on the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation website. 

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Anchorage Marriott Downtown



Special Session - Guest To Be Announced at a later Date

Two Sessions in this Timeslot

10:30AM-12:30PM  Seeking Safety: Supporting People Who Have Trauma Histories and Co-Occurring Substance Abuse Disorders


10:30AM-12:30PM Youth Homelessness Forum


1:30PM - 2:30PM

Lunch and Conference Wrap -Up