Survey seeks input on Anchorage homelessness

People who become homeless do not fit one general description. However, people experiencing homelessness do have certain shared basic needs, including affordable housing, adequate incomes, and health care. Some homeless people may need additional services such as mental health or drug treatment in order to remain securely housed. All of these needs must be met to prevent and end homelessness.

The Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services is working with the Housing and Neighborhood Development Commission’s Oversight Subcommittee on Homelessness, as well as the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness, and other interested community members to develop a new five-year homeless plan entitled: Anchorage Community Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.

Homelessness is a community wide problem and in an effort to make the plan as robust as possible, DHHS, HAND, and HCOSH are inviting the citizens of Anchorage to participate in a survey to provide input on solutions to end homelessness.

The survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete and the results will be one of several sources of information used to develop the five-year plan. 

Citizens may access the survey by using this link: Or visit the “What’s New” section on