By the end of the week, Juneau’s downtown emergency shelter and soup kitchen plans to be serving all of its patrons at its new facility.
Haines’ planning committee has recommended prohibiting yurts as permanent structures following complaints that they could drag down property values.
he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention introduced the eviction moratorium last September, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through homeless shelters and other congregate living. The agency has extended the order several times and said this extension will be the last.
Tax appraisals show the average value of a home grew five times as fast in Girdwood as in the rest of Anchorage over the past year, and the market rate is likely much higher.
Lumber prices have been soaring across the country as demand for wood during the pandemic outstripped supply.
Chamber of Commerce Director Jason Bickling said that’s created a unique opportunity for the city to reflect on what it needs.
Some in Bethel say the city could start losing essential services if it starts shutting down B&B’s, which house many transient workers.
In places like Sitka where construction costs are high and land availability is low, trailers are an important affordable housing alternative.
About 140 people live in Juneau’s harbors. Juneau’s Docks & Harbors board proposal would have hiked their fees by 100%.
The first phase of the federally funded program is expected to send almost a quarter of a billion dollars to landlords and utilities.