Heading Home Anoka Housing Collaborative (HHAHC)

Heading Home Anoka Housing Collaborative (HHAHC) is the community’s local planning group working to end homelessness which is a network of County staff, non-profit organizations, community residents, and businesses that plan programs with the primary goal of alleviating homelessness in all areas of Anoka County.  Click here to see a list of participating non-profit organizations, service providers and businesses of HHAHC.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 1:00 - 2:30pm via WebEx and quarterly there is an in-person option.   Contact Jennifer Crotteau, Lead Program Planner,  at  Jennifer.Crotteau@anokacountymn.gov or 763.324.1846 for more information.

 Our Purpose

  1. To develop a long-term strategic plan and manage a year-round planning effort that addresses the identified needs of homeless individuals and households; the availability and accessibility of existing housing and services; and the opportunities for linkages with mainstream housing and services resources.
  2. To collaborate with SMAC to prepare an application for McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento) competitive grants.

These resources provide housing and supportive services for people who are homeless. The funds are made available through a national competition announced each year in HUD’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (known as the NOFO). Project Applicants demonstrate broad community participation and identify resources and gaps in the community’s approach to providing outreach, emergency shelter, and transitional and permanent housing, as well as related services for addressing homelessness. Projects also include action steps to end homelessness, prevent a return to homelessness, and establish local funding priorities.