Existing container homes and fabric-covered structures like yurts are grandfathered in.
The city’s parks and rec department says it’s cleared more than 50 camps since Dec. 22.
Two Juneau-based organizations will use the money to pay for home repairs and upgrades in lower-income households.
A new ordinance would incentivize building subdivisions for single-family homes.
The measure would allow the city to confiscate tents, bedding, medications and food with 72 hours’ notice.
Because these grants are tied to coronavirus relief funding, tribes must use the homes as isolation or quarantine units, at least at first.
Erik Stevens from the Haines Avalanche Center says addressing your snowy roof while it’s cold can prevent problems later on when it warms up.
Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority received additional funds from COVID-related grants and can afford to build more homes in 2022.
The city is grappling with its need for affordable housing and how it interprets its own code.
Some Alaska Native leaders say that issuing shares to descendants is an obvious choice to help preserve Native corporations’ Indigenous character and distinguish them from traditional capitalist businesses.