A Roof: What We've Learned
“What We’ve Learned” is the fourth in a series of A Roof town hall discussions. A year since the launch of 360 North and KTOO’s series on housing and homelessness issues, host Casey Kelly and guests will talk about what we’ve learned during the project so far. They’ll discuss affordable housing, the current state of Alaska’s housing stock, homelessness, Housing First, transitional housing and more.
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A decade ago, Utah set itself an ambitious goal: end chronic homelessness. As of 2015, the state can just about declare victory: The population of chronically homeless people has dropped…
About 200 kids and teenagers in Juneau are homeless. There are students without adequate or regular housing in every school in the district. This past weekend, high school students slept out in the…
“Going back to school cost me $1,100 and being homeless,” said Elliot Scott.
Gov. Bill Walker says he’d “love for Alaska to be the first state without homelessness.” With a little inspiration from the state of Utah, some are hopeful that could become reality.
“We lay out the tarp to give us something dry to lay on and then we lay our bedding out on top of that and then the excess tarp we put over ourselves,” said Clyde Didrickson.
Sunday night about 70 community members gathered on the Park Strip in Anchorage to honor those who died while living outside on the streets this summer.
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Percentage of new homes in Alaska built between 2002-2012 that were constructed in the Mat-Su
Estimated number of homeless people in Alaska in 2014.
Average rent in Alaska.
Average cost of a single-family home in Alaska.
Sources: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness
This project is funded by the Public Affairs Fund for Homelessness and Appropriate Affordable Housing. Contributors include the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, the Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, Northrim Bank and NCADD-Juneau, in partnership with the Juneau Clean Air Coalition.