Kirsten Swann, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The Community Housing Project provides families facing homelessness with rapid rehousing, short-term rental assistance and case management, and since launching in 2016, it's served nearly 100 households.
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Research illustrates the powerful positive impact regular extracurricular activities can have on teens' well-being.
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The new charges are connected to the death of 53-year-old Veronica R. Abouchuk, whose remained were discovered near the Old Glenn Highway in April.
Caused by eating fish that has not been properly chilled, symptoms can last up to 48 hours and include severe headaches, palpitations, blurred vision and abdominal cramps.
The $4.6 million expansion project will increase shelter capacity from 52 beds to 67 beds.
The investment will fund supportive housing, transitional programs, shelters and various other services, guided by Anchorage’s strategic plan for ending homelessness in the community.
Instead of paying $11 million to hire an outside company to clean just a portion of the city's pipes, the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility invested $2.6 million in the equipment to do the job itself.
After an unprecedented summer drought drained reservoirs and wells across Alaska, hundreds of people face immediate water shortages — and lingering questions about the future.
As unemployment drops nationwide and in Alaska, job openings outnumber potential employees and now business organizations are encouraging employers to consider an expanded labor pool in a push to fill positions.
The NeighborhoodLIFT program offers down payment assistance of up to $12,500 for approximately 250 eligible Alaskans.
While Alaska's state-owned psychiatric hospital has renewed federal certification, it still struggles to recruit staff and increase capacity.
Anchorage homeless shelters and services are bracing for cutbacks and closures after Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced hundreds of millions of dollars in line-item state budget vetoes Friday.
On June 18, the Assembly approved a temporary extension to the municipality’s cold weather shelter plan. The next day, the Assembly’s Committee on Homelessness heard nearly an hour of public testimony from a standing-room-only crowd in a packed conference room on the eighth floor of City Hall.