The city has acknowledged housing as a top priority in its comprehensive plan.
With only around 1,000 hotel rooms, the city proposed a creative solution: Incentivizing Juneau residents to go on vacation and rent their homes to athletes for a week.
Housing is one of the biggest challenges for people who were involved in the justice system. Case manager Nathan Block says solving that takes effort not just from those people, but from the community, too.
Tenants are frustrated with the situation, but it’s not necessarily illegal for a multi-story apartment complex to go without a working elevator.
Pastor Karen Perkins said the shelter was near capacity almost every day. “We were scrambling to find cots.”
A growing number of short-term rentals could be making it more challenging for people looking for a place to live in Juneau.
Alternative financing deals may be the only option for some, but those arrangements pose risks to families with the least to lose.
Families experiencing homelessness in Anchorage are waiting a long time for homes — sometimes up to a year. The problem is available housing, not funding.
Anchorage’s housing market has become frustratingly competitive for many home buyers, who are finding themselves locked in bidding wars over a smaller and smaller pool of homes.
Municipal officials described the Eagle River slide as a 100-year event, but one longtime avalanche researcher says the risk of another like it is probably greater.