LISTEN: Housing concerns persist as another pandemic winter approaches

Two people and a dog curl up near a boiler room on Shattuck Way on Jan. 20, 2017 in downtown Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)

For Alaskans who experience homelessness, the looming colder weather creates additional stress. The highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19 makes the logistics of safe shelter more complicated. What are the plans in Anchorage and across Alaska to ensure that residents without stable housing have help? How do those plans address public health and safety?

Listen here:

HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • Jasmine Boyle, executive director, Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Dr. John Morris, homelessness coordinator, Anchorage Mayor’s Office
  • Roger Branson, member, Anchorage Houseless Advisory Council
  • Chris Kolerok, Director of Public Policy, Cook Inlet Housing Authority

PARTICIPATE:

Call 907-550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

Send an email to talk@alaskapublic.org (Comments may be read on air).

Post your comment during or after the live broadcast on social media (Comments may be read on air).

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.

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