Video: Jasmine Boyle, Executive Director of Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness

Jasmine Boyle, Executive Director of Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness, spoke about homelessness in Anchorage at last evening’s event sponsored by Rep. Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage).

The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) began in 2004 as a grassroots collaboration between homeless service providers who recognized the need for a community strategy and response to end homelessness in Anchorage.

Since its creation, ACEH has grown in partnership with the larger community, establishing 501c(3) status in 2012, becoming its own fiscal agent in July 2013, and expanding its membership to include individuals and organizations across the city.

ACEH remains the only Anchorage convener of community members, businesses, and providers in Anchorage working towards the shared goal of making homelessness rare, brief, and one time.

I hope you can give her words your attention even though the clip is about 18 minutes long. She’s a wealth of information on homelessness and a gifted speaker.