A Roof is a yearlong project from 360 North and KTOO Public Media examining homelessness and affordable housing in Alaska.
No matter where you live, whether it’s Anchorage, a smaller community on the road system, or in the Bush, the cost and availability of housing affects you.
Then there are the thousands of Alaskans who don’t have any place to call home. There are a number of issues that lead to homelessness and trying to understand and explain them will be part of our challenge as we move forward with “The Roof.”
- "We’re all expecting to see this fiscal contraction and a reduction in economic indicators. But the reality is that what’s going on at the state level hasn’t hit the communities yet. It hasn’t hit Juneau yet," local analyst Meilani Schijvens says.
- Scattered throughout Alaska are hundreds of pieces of land that have been transferred to Alaska Native Corporations by the federal government.Some came with contamination. Getting them cleaned up has been a decades long process, and a new report catalogs those contaminated sites, but leaves some questions about who will orchestrate cleanup – and when.
- A bullet struck a Juneau school bus with two students aboard it Wednesday, according to a news release from Juneau Police Department.
- The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has decided to continue allowing religious groups to offer invocations at its meetings after an invocation from a member of the Satanic Temple prompted a call for change.