The Salvation Army is partnering with the Municipality of Anchorage to ensure that many of the homeless residents who have been camping at Centennial Park Campground are able to find shelter. Roughly 200 people are camping at the public park, which has been
A letter signed by the directors of five faith-based homeless shelters in Anchorage was sent to the members of the Anchorage Assembly asking that they reconsider a plan to impose burdensome regulations on their operations. Co-signed by the top leaders of
I feel the current push for shelter licensing is an unusual solution to satisfy the expressed goal of this Assembly to “never again experience” the problems caused by one shelter that posed a public nuisance. The ordinance states that they wish to
A faith-based battered women’s shelter could lose half its staff if the Anchorage Assembly forges ahead with a proposal to heavily monitor and control non-profit outreaches for the homeless and the people who are allowed to volunteer and staff the
Christian homeless shelters have served Anchorage’s most vulnerable residents for more than half a century. Along with provided food, shelter, job training and medical care, these missions have also provided hope and spiritual transformation for countless
Anchorage is a city in which racism and disrespect are baked into the community, according to Anchorage Assemblyman Christopher Constant. Speaking Aug. 31 at the first Assembly meeting open to the public in more than a month, Constant used his closing
Yet another protest will take place outside the Anchorage Assembly chambers on Aug. 25, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The upcoming event will urge the Assembly to reject an ordinance that would ban counseling for minors who want help dealing with unwanted same-sex
Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz might not be able to use federal CARES Act funds to purchase homeless shelters after all. On Aug. 12, just one day after the Anchorage Assembly voted to grant the mayor authority to buy four properties in Anchorage, the
Several hundred energized protesters gathered outside the Anchorage Assembly chambers on Tuesday night, including former Mayor Dan Sullivan and several state legislators. Demonstrators expressed frustration and anger at Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and many of the
The increase in homelessness in Anchorage and the corona virus pandemic have sparked two crises that, paradoxically, have also produced unprecedented offers of government and private funds to address the homeless problem. That’s the good news. The bad news
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