Temperatures in Juneau have been well below the 24-degree average low for January. That makes it tough for the more than 200 homeless people in Juneau.
Throughout Southeast Alaska, many people make their home on boats. So-called “liveaboards” are motivated by a variety of factors — including a lack of affordable housing.
In a Dec. 23 filing, state attorneys ask the court to toss the lawsuit on technical grounds.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society helped run the shelter when it was downtown. It has now taken over operation at its facility near the Nugget Mall.
Despite the risk of a landslide, Gee Denton refuses to leave her house. “I’ve had to spend five-and-a-half years in this season of my life begging for people to be responsible for their responsibilities,” she says.
The question of how people will get to and from the shelter hasn’t been fully resolved. One past user says transportation to and from it is his number one issue.
The dust is settling after Alaska’s state budget battle. But homeless service providers say serious damage has already been done.
The Glory Hall, Juneau’s downtown homeless shelter and soup kitchen, has plans to move to a new location near the city’s airport. That’s if supporters can raise the money it needs for a down payment.
Officials also cautioned that the McKinley Fire is still extremely active and could intensify on Saturday because of a shifting wind pattern.
With a capital budget passed, the Alaska Housing Finance Corp. said it will dole out checks to charities that have been trying to keep Alaskans off the streets. But those checks will only go so far.