Community Organizations

Anchorage Community Land Trust
Anchorage Community Land Trust (ACLT) develops healthy, prosperous communities in Anchorage, Alaska by acquiring, developing, and planning for the land and projects necessary to bring about sustainable neighborhood revitalization 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.

Homeward Bound
Homeward 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
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.

Karluk-Manor-design
Image courtesy RuralCAP

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.