Despite decades of efforts by various organizations, Sitka has no homeless shelter.
Juneau has a number of organizations providing assistance to the economically vulnerable. But availability of resources is always an issue, and proposed cuts to state services could have an impact.
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.
The Assembly’s grant to the Juneau Housing First Collaborative brings them closer to expanding. The collaborative wants to more than double its capacity to provide permanent, supportive housing for the homeless.
More than 100 people crowded into a warehouse in Juneau to celebrate the groundbreaking of a House First facility designed to get the area’s most vulnerable homeless off the streets.