Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dr. Chamard joins data group for Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness

Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice Faculty, recently joined the newly-formed Data Group of the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACH). The group, which also includes Dr. Kathi Trawver, UAA School of Social Work, is tasked with scanning available and currently-collected data to determine what is there, the quality of the data, and what is missing.

Additional action items include identifying gaps in data collection and sources, and looking at other states and Continuums of Care around the country to determine what they are doing that could be useful for Anchorage.

Dr. Chamard has also been a member for the past two years of the ACH Continuum of Care subcommittee, which works with homeless service providers in Anchorage to develop applications for federal funding, ranks those applications, and makes recommendations to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.