Research

"Atlas of Anchorage Community Indicators"
The Atlas of Anchorage Community Indicators makes empirical information about neighborhoods widely accessible to many different audiences. The initial selection of indicators for presentation in the Atlas was inspired by Peter Blau and his interest in measures of heterogeneity (diversity) and inequality and by the work of the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods. In both cases the measures they developed were well-conceptualized and validated. The Atlas presents community indicators at the census block group level derived from data captured in the 2000 U.S. Census and the 2005 Anchorage Community Survey.
Source: Langworthy, Robert H.; Flexman-Evans, Shel Llee; Chamard, Sharon; McKelvie, Alan R.; and Yunker, Donald. (May 2009). Atlas of Anchorage Community Indicators. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage

"A Look at Chronic Inebriate Housing In Seattle"
The issue of the chronically homeless, which includes hard-to-house subpopulations, is a common problem in cities across the U.S. A new way of addressing this problem, called Housing First, provides housing for chronically homeless people in their own permanent housing units at the very outset, rather than initially treating their underlying problems (e.g., substance abuse, mental illness, etc.) to make them "housing ready." This article reports on observations during a facility tour in March 2010 of 1811 Eastlake, a property operated by Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) in Seattle which provides supportive housing for Seattle's chronic alcohol-addicted population. An accompanying sidebar article briefly describes Karluk Manor, a proposed Housing First facility for chronic inebriates in the Fairview neighborhood of Anchorage."
Source: Chamard, Sharon. (Spring 2010). Alaska Justice Forum 27(1):2–3. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage.