As city leaders continue to negotiate with the church, they’re considering an alternative: a Capital Transit bus.
Juneau’s housing crunch usually worsens in the spring as seasonal workers make their way to town. But this year, a local housing provider says the situation is scary.
The campground above the cruise ship docks is for people experiencing homelessness in Juneau. It closes for the winter every year, leaving the people who stay there to decide where to go next.
St. Vincent de Paul Society has a contract with the city to operate the emergency shelter at the JACC until April.
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.
Juneau’s warming shelter has proven extremely popular during this month’s freezing nights. The city-run downtown facility is already running over its 20-patron capacity.
Juneau’s new emergency warming shelter hosted its first guests Friday night. The bare bones shelter provides cots and blankets for up to 20 people and will open whenever the weather drops below freezing.
The Juneau Assembly has green-lit $75,000 for warming shelter for when overnight temperatures drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. The city has budgeted 100 nights of operation for the planned downtown facility over five months.
About 200 people attended the dedication of a warming shelter at Juneau’s Twin Lakes on Saturday. The 14 x 24 foot cabin was built to honor John Caouette, a Juneau resident who passed away in 2010.