Anchorage Community Land Trust
Community Land Trust (ACLT) develops healthy, prosperous communities in
Alaska by acquiring, developing, and planning for
the land and projects necessary to bring about sustainable neighborhood
and economic development. ACLT has worked to support a number of
initiatives in Mountain View, including Art Walks, the Mountain View
Street Fair, funding a music studio for the Boys and Girls Club, and
working to rejuvenate exteriors of businesses in Mountain View.
Bound is a Housing
First, self-paced alcohol management program for chronically homeless
individuals that began in 1997. The Homeward Bound program is a 25-bed
transitional living facility located in Mountain View which houses and,
among other things, provides counseling, skills classes, and case
management to individuals
interested in seeking a way out of homelessness. Homeward Bound has been operating in Mountain View since 1997 and has served over 375 individuals in that time.
Karluk Manor will be the first Housing First program for
chronic inebriates in Anchorage. "A Housing First approach to homelessness
differs from the traditional shelter-based response of homelessness by focusing
on the root causes of homelessness rather than a reactionary response....
Housing First has been shown to increase the success rate of its residents for
maintaining long-term housing and to reduce society's cost burden in providing
services and emergency response to this population." Karluk Manor is scheduled
to open its doors in mid-November, 2011.
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Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness
The mission of the Anchorage Coalition on Homelessness is to be a network of businesses, non-profits and community members who provide a continuum of support to prevent homelessness and connect the homeless to safe, secure and affordable housing.
Mayor's Homeless Leadership Team (HLT)
The HLT was established as part of Mayor Sullivan's Strategic Action Plan to deal with Chronic Public Inebriates and Related issues of Homelessness in Anchorage.
Change for the Better
Change for the Better is an educational and compassionate alternative program to address panhandling in Anchorage. The primary focus of Change for the Better is a public awareness campaign to deter panhandling in favor of supporting human service providers.