Homelessness affects every community in Alaska, not only the larger cities, and mental health and substance abuse problems mean some of without their own beds have been homeless for a long time. A new idea, spreading across the state, is to provide apartments, even when we can’t solve these root problems. Housing first—homeless shelter with alcohol allowed—is the topic on the next Talk of Alaska.
- Karluk Manor
- Anchorage Daily News: Karluk Manor at six months
- Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
- National Low Income Housing Coalition: Out of Reach Report 2012
- Alaska Department of Labor: The Cost of Living in Alaska (PDF)
- The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority: Affordable Appropriate Housing
- Charles Wohlforth
- Nancy Burke, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
- Melinda Freemon, RuralCap
- Wanda Connelly, RuralCap
- Callers Statewide
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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National Low Income Housing Coalition: annual report on the expense of rental units