City launches public-private team in support of updated, 3-year homelessness plan

Anchorage officials on Thursday announced the creation of a Homelessness Community Leadership Council that will oversee efforts to reduce homelessness in Alaska's largest city over three years.

Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and Bruce Lamoureux, senior vice president and chief executive for Providence Alaska Region, will co-chair the group. Other members include executives of the Alaska Mental Health Trust, Cook Inlet Region Inc., Cook Inlet Housing Authority, GCI, ConocoPhillips, Weidner Properties and the non-profit Rasmuson Foundation.

The council plans to begin meeting in October in support of a plan called "Anchored Home: 2018-2021." Read the draft plan here.

The public is invited to review and comment on the draft from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sept. 18, in the Wilda Marston Theatre at Z.J. Loussac Library. Comments can also be emailed to