Alaska Council on the Homeless
On April 30, 2004, Gov. Frank H. Murkowski established the Alaska Council on the Homeless through Administrative Order 214. He appointed a dozen members from state and federal agencies and charged them with preparing recommendations on how state resources could be directed toward ending homelessness.
In his Administrative Order establishing the Council, Gov. Murkowski identified the need to develop a statewide plan that would include short-term and long-term strategies to effectively address the problem of Alaska's homeless population. He said the development of the plan should serve to educate all Alaskans about the tragedy of homelessness and engage both governmental agencies and the private sector in finding solutions to this problem. The Council completed its mission in October 2005 by releasing the report "Keeping Alaskans Out of the Cold."
On May 1, 2007, Governor Palin reauthorized the Governor's Council through Administrative Order 236. She made it a more permanent council under the auspices of AHFC. The current Council membership includes AHFC, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, the Alaska State Departments of Education, Public Safety, Corrections and Health and Social Services and six public members from the homeless provider community, rural housing authorities, local government and the real estate industry. The role of the Governors Council continues as a public policy forum for recommendations on the use of state and federal resources to address homelessness within Alaska.
- "Keeping Alaskans Out of the Cold" - Alaska's Recommended Strategies to Address Homelessness (PDF 642KB)
- 10-year Plan to Reduce Long-Term Homelessness (PDF 621KB)
- Governor Palin's Administrative Order 236 reauthorizing the Alaska Council on the Homeless
- Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Strategic Plan on Housing
- Alaska Wage/Rent Disparity Chart (PDF 26KB)
- Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan for the State of Alaska, 2005 - 2010 (PDF 318KB)
- "Costs of Serving Homeless Individuals in Nine Cities," Corporation for Supportive Housing, November 2004
- Fair Market Rent Chart
- Faith-Based & Community Initiatives Task Force
- Federal Legislative Agenda for Affordable Housing - Tax Initiatives (AHFC)
- Governor Murkowski's Administrative Order 214 forming the Alaska Council on the Homeless
- Homeless Funding Matrix (PDF 15KB)
- Homeless Surveys
- Innovative Services for Alaska's Homeless Persons with Mental Illness (PDF 477KB)
- Municipality of Anchorage 10-Year Plan on Homelessness
- Policy Academy for Improving Access to Mainstream Services for Families with Children Experiencing Homelessness Action Plan, 2005 (PDF 763KB)
- U.S. Inter-Agency Council on Homelessness Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness