The cuts proposed in Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget would have big impacts for housing and homeless service programs. In Juneau, providers say the loss of funding could put some of Alaska’s most vulnerable residents back on the streets.
The Juneau Housing First Collaborative announced this week that it has been awarded more than $2.5 million in grants and loans for a project that will add a new wing to a subsidized housing complex in Lemon Creek.
Juneauites are weighing in on the future of downtown this month through a series of walking tours. The second tour was supposed to cover vehicles, parking and pedestrians, but the conversation shifted to homelessness.