Homelessness

Leslie Rohr and Kathy Gensel lead a meeting on homelessness in the community on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Community gathers to combat growing area homelessness

On Thursday afternoon, community members from around the central peninsula gathered to discuss issues on homelessness in the area. Concerned community member Kathy Gensel and… Continue reading

 

Clyde Didrickson and his wife, Charlotte, smile and hug each other in their new home Friday morning. The couple were able to get their new home through a Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority grant funding program aimed to help veterans. (Gregory Philson | Juneau Empire)

‘It is a blessing’: Grant offering housing for Alaska Native veterans

Program has helped 19 individuals or familes in the last year.

 

Juneau program makes strides in helping homeless population

New data released Monday show the six-month-old Housing First facility in Juneau is already making a positive impact on Juneau’s most vulnerable homeless population while… Continue reading

The Housing First Project in September 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Juneau program makes strides in helping homeless population

Emergency services use has decreased since housing project went up.

The Housing First Project in September 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Girl scout troop gathers 129 blankets to donate to homeless

The members of Girl Scout Troop 254 stepped up their Christmas giving this year with a donation of 129 blankets for those in need. The… Continue reading

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